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CouraVeg is a non-profit annual congress were we aim to create a forum to discuss the benefits of sustainable living, focused on the pillars of vegetarianism: environmental and animal protection, health and economy.

During the event, a multidisciplinary panel of speakers, scientists, activists, politicians and other specialists from all over the world discusses the impact of human behaviour on different areas: climate change, natural resource depletion, biodiversity loss, public health, animal welfare and other ethical issues.

This year, CouraVeg will profit from an exterior and versatile zone, with a lounge, a dining area with food stands, and a fair for business ventures, eco-friendly products, merchandising, books, and food products. In the dining area, there will be food trucks, all deliciously vegetarian, with a diversity of prices and options for everyone’s taste. The main theme will be ‘Zero Waste’.

We hope to see you in Paredes de Coura during these three very rewarding days!


What people said

"I very much invite you to come to this conference which I think is one of the most amazing conferences that I had the pleasure to speak at."

Alex Cornelissen
<CEO Sea Shepherd Global/>

"On an European level, it's one of the best, I would say. So I'd reccomend everybody, not just in Portugal but overseas in Europe and overseas, to come and see the speakers that are here."

Matthew Glover
<Co-founder of Veganuary and entrepreneur/>

Board Director and Campaign Manager of the Portuguese Vegetarian Association (AVP)

President of the Zero Waste Institute Brazil, director of the ZWIA, founder and mentor of the Zero W

) International speaker, health activist, vegan food and lifestyle influencer, the youngest Certifie

San Francisco Residential Zero Waste Senior Coordinator and Zero Waste and Carbon Sequestration acti

Holistic Health Coach and Yoga teacher

Deputy of the Party People-Animals-Nature (PAN) to the Portuguese Parliament

Co founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by T

Founder of Eat For The Planet (eftp.co), co-founder of the platform MostlyPlants, and co-author of t

Plant Powered Athlete, Olympian, Non-Profit Founder, Renowned Speaker

Zero waste blogger and activist

Chef of natural cooking and TV host

Former cattle farmer, transitioning to vegan-organic grower

Seed Saver

Chef, cookbook writer and activist

Peaceful activist, founder and director of the movement Poc a Poc, a movement of activists for the c

Isabel Silva is a TV presenter, business owner, marathonist and a reference when it comes to healthy

Biomedical engineer. PhD student in the AIM (Advanced Integrated microsystems) programme

Co-Funder of the first Zero Waste online store in Portugal

Founder of Maria Granel (2015), first "zero waste store" and biological grocery store in Portugal.

They are the couple behind Kitchen Dates, which started as a project of gastronomical experiences an

Joep has become a vegan chef whose food is widely appreciated by the many visitors that already pass

Ana Milhazes is a Yoga teacher, author of the blog (https://anagoslowly.com/), founder of the group

Herbalist, photographer, co-founder of the NGO Reflorestar Portugal

Pharmacist and founder of Organii and Unii

Psychologist, Researcher, Professor

Dr Bruno wants to demystify the idea that a vegetarian child cannot be healthy

Ken Spector is a principal of HappyCow.com, the world's largest vegan/vegetarian restaurant and heal

General Manager of Animais de Rua

Social Entrepreneur, Vegan Activist, Trash Creative and Founder of Zouri - From the Ocean

Jurist, Master in Animal Law and Society

Founder of Spire, and co-author of the book Eat For The Planet: Saving the world one bite at a time

Provedora dos Animais de Lisboa/Ombudswoman for Animals in Lisbon

International Director at ProVeg International

Biologist, co-founder and CEO of ALGAplus, seaweed lover.

Water resources expert

Engineer, has over 25 years of IT and Innovation management, and experience in retail, projects and

Co-Founder of Pegada Verde (2009) | ince 2009 turning sustainability into a lifestyle

Activist, Permacultor



A organização reserva-se o direito de alterar ou ajustar agenda, oradores ou horários, caso se justifique ou caso existam motivos de força maior.

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