Peace and Sport International Forum 2022


Vitor Pataco

Portuguese Institute for Sports and Youth (IPDJ)



Vitor Pataco is the President of the Insituto Português do Desporto e Juventude (IPDJ). His mission through his involvement with IPDJ is to implement an integrated and decentralised policy in the fields of sport and youth, in close collaboration with public and private entities, including sports organisations, youth and student associations and local authorities. In 2021, the IPDJ and the Portuguese Secretariat for Sport and Youth were awarded the "Institution of the Year" prize at the prestigious Peace and Sport Awards Ceremony.