Dear Colleagues and Friends,

SHEWC - Safety, Health and Environment World Congress has, for many years, offered the possibility of updating and revisiting classical concepts and cutting edge useful information on environment, health and safety. Join us at SHEWC2017 – XVII Safety, Health and Environment World Congress to discuss the latest improvements, as well as to promote research and development in these core areas. SHEWC2017 will happen in Vila Real, Portugal, on the period of July 09 to 12, 2017.

The Congress is a valuable opportunity for professionals from across the world to come together and share their knowledge, skills and contacts in a place of millenary history. Vila Real, the capital of the province of Trás-os-Montes and birthplace of DiogoCão (the explorer who discovered the Congo river, in 1482), is the ideal starting point to explore the Douro river valley and follow the famous Port Wine Route.

The theme of the congress is:"Education and Social Stability: a Key to Environmental Preservation Worldwide"

The languages of the Congress are English, Portuguese and Spanish. All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on the research originality, technique,content, correctness and relevance to the Congress, as well as its contributions and readability.

SHEWC2017 aims to provide you with up-to-date information in the safety, health and environment fields, counting on the presence of experts from across the globe. The ideas, opinions and professional contributions will be shown in lectures, plenary sessions, technical sessions (oral paperpresentations) and workshops. There will be an opening session with the participation of the event promoters and several authorities. At the end, the main results of the event will be presentedin a closing session.

SHEWC2017 is being organized by the Science and Education Research Council (COPEC) and promoted by the Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization (SHERO) and the host institution is the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD).

This event will be integrated with 1st International SummerUniversity of Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles organized UNESCO Chair

The UNESCO Chair on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles is the first in world dedicated to Geoparks and Healthy Lifestyles. This UNESCO Chair has the main aim create an innovative and integrated network of research, teaching, transfer of knowledge, joint research projects and communication for increasing society awareness on these topics, mainly focused in capacity building activities. In this sense, it will be organized the 1st edition of the “International Summer University on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles”. This intensive capacity building offer will be held in the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, at the city of Vila Real, in the Alto Douro Wine Region World Heritage Site (NE Portugal).

We are proud to organize this congress in such an institution, and equally looking forward to welcoming you in Vila Real for another successful event!


Prof. Dr. Cláudio da Rocha Brito
General Chair of SHEWC2017