SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY

Sustainable Development Goals: Synergies and Opportunities

ONLINE - 22 to 26 November 2021

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE


Amélia Oliveira Carvalho

School of Management and Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto

PhD in Management from the Faculty of Economics of Porto (FEP), with a specialisation in Accounting and Management Control, thesis title: 'Transparência na prestação de contas das Fundações: abordagem teórica e empírica' (Transparency in the Accountability of Foundations: Theoretical and Empirical Approach). Master's Degree in Accounting and Management from the University of Minho (EEG); title of the dissertation: 'Enquadramento Contabilístico das Entidades sem Fins Lucrativos - um Ensaio' (Accounting Framework for Non-Profit Entities - an Essay). Degree in Economics (UPT).
Lecturer for more than two decades at the School of Management and Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESTG-P.PORTO), in the areas of Business Sciences included in the Licentiate's and Master's degrees. She was Vice-President of ESTG-P.PORTO and also Director of the Degree in Business Sciences. She has collaborated as a lecturer in other higher education institutions, particularly in the area of Third Sector Accounting and Taxation.
She is currently the President of the Scientific-Technical Board of ESTG-P.PORTO.
An integrated member of CIICESI-Centre for Innovation and Research in Business Sciences and Information Systems. Her lines of research focus on Accounting and Taxation in the Third Sector, Accountability, Transparency and Governance. Member of the Scientific Commission of several international and national conferences and congresses, as well as of international journals. Vast experience in the supervision of Master's dissertations/projects and as member of public examination juries. Author and co-author of several scientific articles and reviewer in several journals. She is working at the e-Learning and Pedagogical Innovation Unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (EIPP) and has held the position of public manager and director in regional bodies for several years.

Américo Carvalho Mendes

Portuguese Catholic University, Católica Porto Business School, Portugal

Américo M. S. Carvalho Mendes, has a Degree in Economics, specialising in Urban and Regional Development Planning (Universities of Toulouse and Aix-Marseille III - France, 1979), a Postgraduate Degree in Economics and Rural Development Strategy (University of Aix-Marseille II - France, 1980) and a PhD in Economics (University of Arizona, USA, 1995). He is an associate professor at the Catholic University of Portugal (Católica Porto Business School). He is also a coordinator of ATES - Transversal Area of Social Economy, and director of the post-graduation in Management of Social Economy Organisations of the Portuguese Catholic University (Porto). Between 1980 and 1993, he was a senior technician at the Norte Regional Coordination Commission, where he worked on regional and rural development projects. Since 1980, he has been collaborating as a volunteer in various social economy organisations in the areas of regional development and social action, with responsibilities in the creation and management bodies of some of them.

Andrés Arias Astray

Social Work Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Andrés Astray holds a Master's and a PhD in Psychology from the Complutense University. He's a social worker at the University of Castilla La Mancha, and has a Degree in Philosophy and Education from the Pontifical University (Salamanca). At the latter university, he also completed a Master's Degree in Psychoanalysis. He is a tenured Professor of Social Services, Co-director of the "Psychosocial Factors and Social Intervention" Research Group, Director of GrupoLab (http://ucm.es/grupolab) and Director of the General Foundation of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He was Vice-Rector of Institutional and International Relations, Dean and Vice-Dean at the Social Services Faculty, where he was also the academic coordinator for the Social Services PhD and Master's programmes. Before joining Complutense in 1999, he was a Social Psychology Associate Professor at the University of Almeria (1994-1999), where he was also Secretary of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences. Before that, he was a research fellow at the Department of Social Psychology of the Complutense University (1992-1994). He has published over 80 articles, books and book chapters, in peer-reviewed journals or prestigious publishers. In the study conducted by the EC3 Research Group at the University of Granada, he was in the top quartile of researchers in the field of Social Work in Spain. He has participated in over 40 national and international innovation and research projects. He has also conducted research at Harvard University (RCC) and at Florida's International University (FIU). He has been Visiting Professor of Social Work at ISCTE-IUL (Portugal) and is currently Visiting Professor at the Centre for Social & Health Innovation, MCI, The Entrepreneurial School (Austria). He has been visiting professor at more than 15 European Universities. He has represented his institution in various international arenas, including the Executive Committee of the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) (2012-2021), and is now an honorary member. He is an active member of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG).

Ariana Cosme

Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal

She is a professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto, where she coordinates the School Life Observatory integrated into the CIIE - Centre for Educational Research and Intervention. With a PhD in Education Sciences from the University of Porto, she completed a post-doctorate in the field of Teacher Training at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil where she is a visiting lecturer.
Author of works that address the issue of educational and pedagogical mediation and the reconfiguration of the teaching profession, she develops this reflection with a special emphasis on the field of Compulsory Education, which justifies the intervention that, in this context, she has been developing as a trainer and consultant for City Councils, Schools located in socially vulnerable territories, TEIPs and Pedagogical Innovation Projects (PPIPs). She was a consultant for the Ministry of Education for the implementation programme of the new model of Autonomy and Curricular Flexibility in Schools and coordinates the study evaluating the implementation and dissemination of that programme.

Célia de Sousa

School of Education and Social Sciences - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

PhD in Education Sciences. Since 2006, she has been coordinating the Resource Centre for Digital Inclusion (CRID), at IPLeiria. Career professor at the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Integrated Researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon. Member of the Board at the Portuguese Society of Rehabilitation and Accessibility Engineering (SUPERA). Expert for the commission awarding the Inclusive Employer Brand 2021. Guest lecturer at the Cultural Diversity and Social Inclusion Programme - Feevale University, and at the University of Cape Verde (UNICV) in the context of the Master's Degree in Special Education. Over the last two decades, she has been developing projects in the areas of Assistive Technology, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Augmentative Communication. She has been working as an international consultant in the areas of accessibility and inclusion with different entities, with emphasis on consultancy work for the implementation of inclusive education legislation with the Government of Cape Verde. She authors and co-author several national and international publications in the areas of Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Inclusive Education, and Cultural Accessibility. In 2007, she was awarded the Afonso Lopes Vieira Trophy, in the Communication Category by Semanário Região de Leiria, and in 2015 the High Potential Initiative Prize in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, with the Projects: Shared Inclusive Reading Project (PLIP) and A Thousand Toys, A Thousand Smiles, by Mapa de Inovação e Empreendedorismo Social, in 2017, the EKUIzador do Ano award by Associação LEQUE, and in 2018 the Acesso Cultura 2018 award with the multiformat book 'A rainha das rosas' (The Queen of Roses). In 2018, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador by Associação Colmeia for her work on inclusion and accessibility in Cape Verde. In 2017, she received a letter of acknowledgement from His Holiness, Pope Francis, for her work in the commemorations of the Centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima. In 2021, she was distinguished by the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Centre- Women in Culture and the Protection of the Intangible Heritage of Central Portugal - for her work in the field of cultural accessibility.

Cristina Parente

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, Portugal

Sociologist by training, she is an Associate Professor with aggregation at the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (DS-FLUP) and an integrated researcher at the Institute of Sociology (IS-FLUP) of the same institution since 1991. She obtained her PhD in 2004 and her Degree in 1990, both in Sociology at FLUP. She completed her Master's Degree in Human Resources Policies and Management at the Higher Institute of Labour and Business Sciences - University Institute of Lisbon, in 1996. In 2012, she completed her post-doctoral studies in Administration at the Postgraduate Centre for Research in Administration of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). She has been director of the Sociology Degree at FLUP since 2014. Since 2010, she has been developing comparative studies on the ecosystem of the social and solidarity economy in Portugal, Spain, and Brazil. In 2015, she was a visiting researcher at the IGOP - Institute of Government and Public Policy - of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), since then integrating the Catalan Solidarity Economy Network (XES - Xarxa d' Economia Solidaria) (Spain) as an observer. Since 2009, she has been cooperating regularly in teaching and research activities with the Faculty of Economics of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), where she has been developing work at Nig.One - Interdisciplinary Group on Management in (Non) Corporate Organisations and IEAT - Institute for Advanced Transdisciplinary Studies as visiting researcher. At the DS-FLUP, she created the Continuous Training and Education Section. She led and co-led the DS-FLUP external communications team. She coordinated the Labour, Employment, Professions and Organisations (TEPO) research line at IS-FLUP. She took on the position of editor of the 2nd series of working papers at IS-FLUP. She develops activities as researcher and coordinator of research and supervision of projects on social and solidarity economy, family and sustainable agriculture, social entrepreneurship, human resources management, adult education, as well as sociology of companies and organisations. She is a consultant at A3ES - Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education. She authors and co-authors several scientific articles and books, communications and conferences given in both academic and professional circles. She was a co-founding member of A3S - Association for Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability of the Third Sector (2006 - 2017).

Deolinda Meira

ISCAP - Higher Institute of Accountancy and Administration of Porto - Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

Deolinda Meira has a Degree, a Master's Degree and a PhD in Law, with the thesis 'O regime económico das cooperativas no direito português. O capital social' (The Economic Framework of Cooperatives in Portuguese Law. Social Capital). She is a coordinating professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto/ISCAP, where she directs the Master's Degree in Management and Legal-Entrepreneurial Framework of the Social Economy. She is a researcher at the Centre of Social and Organisational Studies of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (CEOS.PP), where she coordinates a research group on social economy. Her research interests focus on the legal framework of cooperatives and social economy in general. In this context, she has published three books, more than 140 articles in journals and book chapters, and has coordinated three books. She reviews articles in specialty journals.
She received the António Sérgio Cooperation and Solidarity Award, in the 'Studies and Research' category (2015), in co-authorship with Maria Elisabete Ramos for the study 'Governação e regime económico das cooperativas. Estado da arte e linhas de reforma' (Governance and Economic Framework of Cooperatives. State of the Art and Lines of Reform). She was a member of the Editorial Commission for the Revision of Cooperative Legislation, part of the Working Group for the Reform of Social Economy Legislation, created within the scope of the CNES (National Council for the Social Economy). She is co-editor at Revista Cooperativismo e Economia Social, member of the Editorial Board of REVESCO - Revista de Estudios Cooperativos and of the International Journal of Cooperative Law. She is a member of the Asociación Internacional de Derecho Cooperativo, the Study Group on European Cooperative Law (SGECOL), CIRIEC Portugal - Centre of Public and Social Economy Studies (CEEPS), IBECOOP - Brazilian Institute for Cooperative Studies, and the Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho Cooperativo, Mutual y de la Economía Social y Solidaria. She is a member of the scientific committee of CIRIEC Internacional - Centre International de Recherches et d'Information sur l'Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative, of IUS Cooperativum - An International association of co-operative lawyers; of Associazione Terzjus - Osservatorio di diritto del terzo settore, della filantropia e dell'impresa sociale, and of the Escuela de Estudios Cooperativos of the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of CIRIEC-España, Revista jurídica de economía social y cooperativa and Boletin de la Asociación Internacional de Derecho Cooperativo.

Eduardo Marques

Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of the Azores, Portugal

Doutor Europeu em Serviço Social pela Universidade Complutense de Madrid. Ex. Diretor do Curso da Licenciatura em Serviço Social e docente da área científica do Serviço Social na Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade dos Açores. Investigador afiliado no Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais - Pólo da Universidade dos Açores, CICS.NOVA.UAc.
Membro do Comité Editorial Internacional da Revista "Espacios Transnacionales - Revista Latinoamericana-Europea de Pensamiento y Acción Social e do Comité Editorial de la Revista Científica UISRAEL. Revisor de artigos científicos da Revista "Cuadernos de Trabajo Social"
e-professor na VIRCAMP - Social Work Virtual Campus, projeto pioneiro no ensino internacional do serviço social que envolve várias universidades europeias e de fora da europa (https://vircamp.net).
Desde 2008 que tem desenvolvido projetos e trabalho no âmbito da intervenção psicossocial em catástrofes, serviço social ambiental e intervenção comunitária criativa.
Experiência profissional em Gestão de Projetos, Dirigente Associativo em várias organizações da economia social, Consultor da Skillent/i9social, Revisor de candidaturas no âmbito do Programa Cidadãos Ativ@s. Membro da Direção do Núcleo Regional dos Açores da Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro.

Fafate Costa

Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil

Fafate is a journalist with 20 years of experience in TV stations. In addition to being a researcher, she is a full professor of the Journalism Course at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With a PhD in Social Memory, with research on the representation of women in the media coverage of femicide cases, she studied the discourses of the press over a 50-year interval between the cases of Eliza Samudio (2010) and Dana de Teffé (1960). Her postdoctoral research, developed at the University of Warwick (Coventry, United Kingdom), deals with harassment and gender inequality in the university environment, with experiences in three countries: Brazil, Portugal, and England. She is currently coordinating the implementation of the Institutional Policy for Diversity, Gender, Ethnicity/Race and Inclusion at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro.
Lines of research: Social Memory; Violence against Women; Discourse Analysis; Audiovisual Language.

Fernando Diogo

University of the Azores, Portugal

He has a PhD in Sociology, and works as Associate Professor with aggregation at the University of the Azores and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA.UAC/CICS.UAc). He founded the solidarity economy cooperative Kairós in 1995, where he is currently president of the general assembly, and was responsible, as a member, for the State Social Action in the Azores (IAS) between 1996 and 2000; he was a member of the board of the Gaspar Frutuoso Foundation between September 2015 and April 2018. This foundation is responsible for the financial management of the scientific projects of the UCA. He is also president of the General Assembly of the Azores Amateur Photographers Association. He has been a member of the Azores Economic and Social Council, since September 2019 (CESA), as one of the three co-appointed personalities of recognised merit, having been elected president of the social sectors commission (2021-2024). He co-authored the Regional Strategy for the Fight Against Poverty of the Azores, a consultant of the first action plan of this strategy and a member of its scientific commission (2018-2021). He is currently the head of the Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policies section of the Portuguese Sociological Association and a member of the COLAB on CHILD POVERTY of the University of Minho. In the Azores, he is a member of the Economic and Social Council and played an active role in setting up the regional strategy to fight poverty in the Azores. He has been developing research in the area of poverty, the relationship with the labour market and issues involving education and training of poor and young people, having coordinated the study 'Juventude Açoreana e Mundo do Trabalho' (Azorean Youth and the World of Work). He coordinates the project 'Trajetos e quotidianos de pobreza em Portugal' (Trajectories and everyday lives in poverty in Portugal) for the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation and is a member of the team behind the project 'Pobreza Infantil: conhecer para intervir' (Child Poverty: Knowing to Intervene) for the European Anti-Poverty Network.

Francisco Ferreira

FCT NOVA, Nova University of Lisbon, Zero Environmental Association, Portugal

Francisco Ferreira is an Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT-NOVA) and researcher at the CENSE (Centre for Research in Environment and Sustainability). He has a Degree in Environmental Engineering from FCT-NOVA, a Master's Degree from Virginia Tech, in the USA, and a PhD from the Nova University of Lisbon. He has a significant body of publications in the areas of air quality, climate change, and sustainable development. He is currently the President of 'ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável', a Portuguese non-governmental environmental organisation.

Francisco J. V. Fernandes

General Council of the University of Madeira

FRANCISCO FERNANDES was born in Funchal in 1952. He has a degree in Finance, a Master's Degree in Sports Management and a PhD in Human Kinetics/Sports Science. Currently retired, he taught Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Statistics, was President of the Sports Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira and Regional Secretary of Education. He ended his professional career in 2019 as deputy director of Madeira Airports. He is Chairman of the General Council of the University of Madeira He volunteers his skills at CRIAMAR - Association for Social Solidarity for Development and Support for Children and Young People. A father of five and a grandfather of four, he uses writing as a way of transmitting messages. He is particularly dedicated to children and young readers, among whom he seeks to encourage a taste for reading and creative writing, often participating in activities promoted by school libraries. He has published over thirty books, some of which are part of the National Reading Plan.

Joaquim Croca Caeiro

ISCSP - Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

He is an Associate Professor at the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon, with a Degree in Social Policy and Economics from the Lusíada University of Lisbon, a PhD in Social Sciences from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon, a Master's Degree in Political Science from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon, a Degree in Law from the Lusíada University of Lisbon, a Degree in Public Management and Administration from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon. He is Coordinator of the School of Local Development, PhD researcher at the Political Observatory and integrated researcher at CAPP/ISCSP-FCT. He was Deputy Coordinator of the Degree in Public Administration and Territorial Policies, from September 2016 to July 2019, Deputy Director General of the Strategy and Planning Office of the Ministry of Solidarity and Social Security, from 01.09.2012 to 01.09.2013, Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Social Security, from 29.09.2011 to 01.09.2012, Effective Member of the Social Protection Committee of the European Commission, Ministry of Solidarity and Social Security, from 29.09.2011 to 01.09.2013, Director of the Higher Institute of Social Service of Lisbon, from 01.09.2006 to 01.09.2010.

José António Pereirinha

Higher Institute of Economics and Management of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

He has a Degree in Economics, a PhD in Development Studies (ISS, University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands) with Aggregation in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon. He is a (retired) tenured Professor of Economics (Public and Welfare Economics) at ISEG, University of Lisbon. Researcher at the Social and Economic History Office (CSG/ISEG, University of Lisbon). He has taught Economic Theory, Growth Macroeconomics, Social Policy, and Development Studies. His main research interests include the economics of inequality, poverty and social exclusion, human needs and reference budgets, economics of the welfare state, and social policy analysis. He has published several books and book chapters on these topics, and has also published articles in academic journals such as South European Society & Politics, European Policy Analysis, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Review of Socio-Economics, Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Social Policy, Social Policy & Administration, Global Social Policy. The most recent FCT research projects he coordinated were on the History of the Portuguese Welfare State and on Absolute Poverty/Adequate Income in Portugal. He has been supervising doctoral theses within the scientific areas in which he develops his research. He coordinated the Master's Degree in Economics and Social Policy and, more recently, the Doctoral Programme in Development Studies since its creation until the 2016/17 academic year. He was Chairman of the Department of Economics, Chairman of the Scientific Council, and Vice-President of ISEG, University of Lisbon.

José Manuel Henriques

Professor at ISCTE-IUL - University Institute of Lisbon -, Researcher at Dinâmia Research Centre-CET

José Manuel Henriques, Professor at the ISCTE-IUL University Institute of Lisbon (www.iscte-iul.pt) (retired), PhD in Economics (Development Economics), Master's Degree in Regional and Urban Planning. He was a lecturer in Development Economics in the Master's courses in Development Studies, Economics and Public Policies, Social and Solidarity Economics, Political Economics, International Studies, Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories, and in the Doctoral courses in Architecture of Metropolitan Territories and Urban Studies; He was the director of the Master's courses in Development Studies and Social and Solidarity Economy and is a researcher at the Dinâmia-CET research centre (https://www.dinamiacet.iscte-iul.pt) where he is in charge of the Planning for Territorial Resilience and Social Innovation in Places programme (innPlaces Programme).
He has been developing research on planning for development, social innovation and territorial resilience, and on new forms of governance and realistic evaluation in the framework of experimental European programmes (Pobreza III, Emprego & Adapt, Equal, etc.), national programmes (Bairros Críticos (Critical Districts) Initiative, Social Network Programme, etc.), and international organisations such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) (STEP Programme, CIARIS Project, BRIDGES project) and OECD (IESED Project). He is a member of the scientific commission supporting the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy of the Regional Government of the Azores and has been contributing to the development of a 'profile of skills' in 'territorial animation' and to the training of 'cohesion agents' since the initial creation of the Academy for Cohesion in the Azores (ACA) by the Agency for Territorial Cohesion in the Azores (AGECTA).

Jordi Estivill Pascual

ISCTE-IUL University Institute of Lisbon, University of Barcelona, Spain

Jordi Estivill completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of Paris VII in 1973, and his Degree in Economics at the University of Barcelona in 1964. He has a broad academic curriculum and a commitment to social movements. He is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of Barcelona and former Director of the Social Studies Office in Barcelona (1984-2002). Coordinator of numerous research projects and author of numerous publications, he has carried out numerous works in Portugal and published several books. The latest one is 'Europa nas Trevas' (Europe in Darkness). Since 2000, he has been a lecturer at ISCTE-IUL - University Institute of Lisbon. He is an expert in social policies and solidarity economy, having been a founding member of the Catalan Network of Solidarity Economy and international advisor of the Poverty and Social Exclusion Observatories of Catalonia, Budapest, and Lisbon. As visiting professor at several universities in Madrid, Caracas (Andrés Bello), Bordeaux, Brescia, Antwerp, Grenoble, Lisbon (Nova), Santiago, Paris, Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Leuven, Geneva, Coimbra, Zaragoza, he was awarded the prize for best professional career in the social area by the Generalitat de Catalunya (2010).

Jorge M. L. Ferreira

ISCTE- IUL - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Doctor of Social Work in the specialty of Social Work, Social Policies and Society. Assistant Professor at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon. Director of PhD in Social Work. Sub-director of the Political Science and Public Policies Department. Effective member of the Scientific Committee of the Department of Political Science and Public Policies. Effective member of the ESPP pedagogical committee. Secretary of REdidi - Ibero-American Network of Teaching and Research in Children. Vice-president of the Scientific Society in Social Work, Portugal. Vice-president of the Association for International Social Service. President of the Local Development Association ALAO.
Research Center: CIES - IUL (Research Center Sociology Studies - University Institute of Lisbon)
Areas of Research: Theoretical Investigation (Epistemology, theory of social work and interdisciplinary knowledge) and Applied Research (Social Work Practice in Context Institutional, Community and Family under the Child, Family, Adults in vulnerable social protection system social and social policies) Social sustainability, Education. Have several scientific publications and communications on national and international seminars, conferences in the field of Social Work. Member of the editorial board of several National and international journals of Social Work.

Luiz Inácio Germany Gaiger

University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS, Brazil

He has a Degree in History, a Master's Degree and a PhD in Sociology, has been a Productivity Fellow of the National Council for Research and Technological Development (CNPq) since 2000, and is currently a Voluntary Research Collaborator for the Postgraduate Program in Social Sciences at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos. His teaching experience covers topics such as sociological theory, research methods, and issues related to socio-environmental sustainability. He has been dedicating himself to research on solidarity economy, cooperativism, participatory forms of democracy, public policies, and issues related to inequalities, having published several books and articles, as well as dissemination works. Together with Professor José Luis Coraggio (UNGS/Argentina), he coordinates the Latin American Network of Social and Solidarity Economy Researchers - RILESS. He is co-director of the magazine Otra Economía. His main teaching areas include general theory and methodology and theory of collective action. He has been conducting research on solidarity economy, social enterprises, social movements, labour, and social alternatives. He was a Director of the Brazilian Sociological Society (2009-2011). He has been a CNPq Productivity Fellow since 2000, currently at Level 1D. In 2019, he joined the Board of Directors of the EMES European Research Network. Recognized as Outstanding Researcher 2018 by the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, for the impact and relevance of his contribution to the setting-up and consolidation of research and post-graduation; and as Outstanding Researcher 2019 for the international impact of his research and scientific production.

Madalena Sofia Oliveira

ISSSP - Higher Institute of Social Service of Porto, AIPES -Association for Research and Promotion of Social Economy, Portugal

Madalena Sofia Oliveira has a PhD in Psychology, in the scientific field of Social Sciences, in the line of victimology, a Master's Degree in Forensic Sciences and a Degree in Social Work. She has also completed several advanced training courses and specialisations in various fields: domestic violence, gender equality, forensic interview with children victims of violence - NICHD protocol, project management, network intervention techniques, investigation methods and techniques, human trafficking, risk assessment in children and adults, among others. Currently, she is a visiting assistant professor at UTAD, at the University Institute of Health Sciences - CESPU, and at the Higher Institute of Maia. She also coordinates the Social and Legal Sciences module of the Specialisation in Forensic Examination at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, where she teaches. She works as a consultant, trainer and pedagogical supervisor in the social and forensic areas, with an emphasis on Victimology and Gender Equality in municipalities and private social solidarity institutions (IPSS). She is the lead/facilitator of the empirically validated positive parenting programme 'Anos Incríveis' (Incredible Years). She is an expert/consultant at Honnus, Medical Legal and Forensic Sciences. She collaborates with the Portuguese Institute for Sport and Youth on the Start to Talk campaign, which aims to eliminate sexual abuse in sport. She is a representative member of the Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People of Valongo. Teacher Trainer awarded by the Scientific-Pedagogical Council for Continuous Training, Ministry of Education, University of Minho. As a researcher, she is a member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Human Rights - University of Minho and IInfacts at IUCS-CESPU.
She has dedicated herself to associativism and has collaborated with various Social Economy Institutions and Associations, in the capacity of manager, associate, and member of scientific boards. Between 2004 and 2007, she took on the position of president of the board of Associação MAPA (a social solidarity institution). Currently, she is a founding member and integrates the board of the Association for Research and Promotion of Social Economy, based in Funchal-Madeira. In the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences, she coordinates the areas of Forensic Psychology and Social Services, and is a member of its governing bodies.


Manuel Belo Moreira

Instituto Superior de Agronomia. CIRIEC-Portugal

Biographical notes will be available soon

Marisa Roriz Ferreira

School of Management and Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto

PhD in Business Sciences from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto. She is a coordinating professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto - School of Management and Technology. She is currently the coordinator of the Master's course in Management of Third Sector Organisations and of the Degree in Industrial Management and Logistics. She is an integrated member of the Centre for Innovation and Research in Business Sciences and Information Systems (CIICESI) of ESTG/P.Porto. Intervention areas: marketing, social marketing, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and third sector organisations.
She participates in several pedagogical and scientific conferences, both national and international. She acts as supervisor and examiner of several Master's theses. As a researcher, she has several publications in the field of Third Sector Organisations and Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2017, she was Chair of the 4th Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research and, in 2019, Co-chair of Regional Helix.

Nuno Francisco Mendes Santos Jorge

Polytechnic Institute of Santarém

Nuno Santos Jorge is an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém and holds a Degree and a Master's Degree in Sociology from the Nova University of Lisbon and a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL - University Institute of Lisbon.
Since 2012, he has been the Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Management of Social Economy Organisations (at IPSantarém) and teaching curricular units in the areas of social economy, contemporary social problems, organisational behaviour, and research methodologies.

Paulo Reis Mourão

School of Economics and Management - University of Minho, Portugal

Paulo Reis Mourão was born in Vila Real (Portugal). Author of several dozen scientific articles indexed at ISI Thompson and several books focused on Economics, Public Finance, Social Economy, and Economics of Sport. He is a regular presence in the national and international media, having received several scientific recognition awards.
With a PhD in Economics, he is one of the Professors at the University of Minho who has visited the largest number of international universities. Most of his international lectures cover current international economic issues, socio-economic and environmental imbalances, and the challenges facing the various markets.

Pedro Telhado Pereira

UMa - University of Madeira, Portugal

He graduated in Economics at the Portuguese Catholic University in 1979, completed his Master's Degree in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1984, a PhD in Economics at the same University in February 1986, and obtained his Aggregation in Microeconomics at the Nova University of Lisbon in 1991. His main areas of research include Population Economics, Labour Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Econometrics, and Microeconomic Theory. He is the author of over five dozen articles in journals or books (Labour Economics, Economic Letters, Applied Economics, International Migration Review, among others). He was the national coordinator for several projects funded by the European Commission and the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). He was an Assistant Lecturer at the Portuguese Catholic University and at the Faculty of Economics of the Nova University of Lisbon. Assistant and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the Nova University of Lisbon, Pro-Dean at the Nova University of Lisbon from 1993 to 1997, Vice-Dean of the University of Madeira between 2003 and 2004, Dean of the University of Madeira between 2004 and 2009, and Director of the Atlantic Centre for Applied Economics Studies from 2004 to 2015. Since 1998, he is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour, Bonn, Germany; Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, England, since 1999; Tenured Professor at the University of Madeira since 2001 and President of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Madeira since 2020. Among other positions, he was a Member of the European Society for Population Economics Council for two terms; Research Affiliate, Selapo, University of Munich. Member of the Editorial Board - International Papers in Political Economy and consultant for the Economia magazine.

Raquel Rego

Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

Researcher, holds a PhD in sociology since 2007 from the Université Lille 1 and, simultaneously, from the ISCTE-IUL - University Institute of Lisbon. She has been participating in national and European projects since 1998 and is currently an Assistant Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon, collaborating with the ICS Doctoral programme in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Before that, Raquel was a researcher at SOCIUS-ISEG at the University of Lisbon (2007-2015) and a member of the Portuguese team of Eurofound's European Observatory of Working Life (Eurwork) (2007-2015); she has been a member of IRENE, a network of independent experts working on corporate restructuring, since 2014, and a member of the European IR Share network since 2018. She is also an external consultant, collaborating in particular with Wilke Maack and Partners, PCG Project Consult, and ICF International. In addition to participating in other projects, she is the coordinator of the REP - Representativeness of social partners and the impact on economic governance, funded by FCT (2018-2021), and was the Portuguese representative in the European project DIRESOC - Digitalisation and restructuring: which social dialogue?, funded by the European Commission (2018-2020). She was the coordinator of the Organising Committee of the ICS Responsible Research and Innovation Seminars from 2016 to 2020. In 2018, Raquel founded the Thematic Section: Civil Society, Alternative Economies, Volunteering at the Portuguese Sociology Association, together with Cristina Parente and Sílvia Ferreira.

Ricardo Fabrício Rodrigues

UMa - University of Madeira, Portugal

He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Madeira and a member of the research group Work and Employment of SOCIUS - Research Centre in Economic and Organisational Sociology, a unit that is part of the CSG - Social Sciences and Management Research (ISEG-UL) consortium. He has a PhD in Economic and Organisational Sociology (2008) from the Higher Institute of Economics and Management - Technical University of Lisbon, having developed his academic training at ISEG/UTL (PhD and Master's Degree), at the Catholic University (Post-Graduation) and at ISCTE-IUL (Degree). His main research interests are (un)employment, ageing, the virtualisation of human practices, the corporatisation of society, and ideologies in organisational activity. Since 2015/2016, he has been responsible for the curricular units Sociology of Companies and Organisations, Organisational Behaviour, and Human Resources Management within the Management course of the University of Madeira.

Rogério Barros

AIPES - Association for Research and Promotion of Social Economy, Portugal

He has a PhD in Multimedia in Education from the University of Aveiro, a Master's Degree in Cultural Management from the University of Madeira and a Degree in Mathematics and Natural Sciences from the Jean Piaget Higher School of Education. He has published works in international scientific journals in the field of Education Sciences and has participated in seminars and congresses with papers on issues related to the theme of Education Sciences and Communication Sciences and Technologies. He is a scientific reviewer in several journals related to the aforementioned scientific areas. He has been promoting continuous training courses for teachers in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. He developed research work and subsequently worked as Coordinator of the Research area of the Research and Multimedia Division of the Directorate for Artistic and Multimedia Education Services/Regional Directorate for Education of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. He is responsible for implementing Educational Projects under the Educamedia programme, of the Directorate for Research, Training and Educational Innovation Services. He is responsible for the curricular unit Marketing, Production and Digital Communication, of the Post-Graduation in Strategic Events Management of the Higher Institute of Administration and Languages (ISAL). He is a member of the Scientific Council of AIPES- Association for Research and Promotion of Social Economy.

Rogério Roque Amaro

ISCTE-IUL University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Rogério Roque Amaro has a Degree in Economics from ISEG-UL (1974), a PhD in Economics from the Université de Grenoble (1980), and is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Economy, Coordinator of the Centre for International Studies and Integrated Researcher at ISCTE-IUL - University Institute of Lisbon, besides having a vast experience in community intervention, solidarity economy, local development and projects against poverty and social exclusion in Angola, Portugal, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and S. Tomé and Príncipe. He is a member of several associations in these areas, namely, founder of RedPES - Portuguese Network of Solidarity Economy, RIPESS - Europe - Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy, RELDESS - Lusophone Network for Development and Social and Solidarity Economy, and PROACT. He is also co-founder and current president of the Scientific Council of ACEESA - Atlantic Centre of Solidarity Economy Studies Association of the Azores, editor-in-chief of the magazine Economia Solidária and president of the General Assembly of ANIMAR. He was a regular consultant for UNDP, ILO, for the areas of Development and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Portuguese central government and of the autonomous governments of the Azores and Madeira. He has several publications on the topics of Development and Solidarity Economy, as well as several participations and papers in academic and public events, in Portugal and abroad.

Sara Melo

ISSSP - Higher Institute of Social Service of Porto, Portugal

Degree in Sociology (2002) from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, Master's Degree in Development and Social Insertion (2007) from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto, and PhD in Sociology (2015) from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto. She is an Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Social Service of Porto since 2005 and collaborates regularly with several public and private institutions in academic training activities in the area of Sociology and Social Gerontology. She is an Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto (ISUP), where she currently coordinates the edition of Working Papers ISUP, and a collaborating member of the Research Centre for Health Technologies and Services (CINTESIS) and the Research Centre for Social Service Sciences (CICSS). She is a member of the Cooperative for Higher Education in Social Service and, the President of its Board of Directors since 2017.

Sérgio de Jesus Teixeira

ISAL - Higher Institute of Administration and Languages, AIPES - Association for Research and Promotion of Social Economy, Portugal

He is an Assistant Professor at ISAL - Higher Institute of Administration and Languages of Madeira. He has a PhD in Management from the University of Beira Interior (UBI), a Master's Degree in Management and a Degree in Tourism from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). He is President of the Scientific-Technical Council of the ISAL, Scientific Coordinator of the ISAL Research Centre, Director of the Degree in Tourism, Deputy Director of the Degree in Management, Coordinator of the Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Line. He is an integrated member of the Business Sciences Research Centre at NECE-UBI, and Collaborator at CITUR in Portugal. His research is mainly focused on the area of Tourism, Competitiveness, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Business, Economics, and Management. He is the author of several scientific publications indexed in ISI and SCOPUS, where he also presented several studies in international conferences. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals, one of them Management Decision, and scientific reviewer of more than 15 scientific journals indexed in WoS, both in the area of management and tourism. He has published 2 books, one with IGI Global and the other with Palgrave Macmillan. He has worked as a consultant for several social solidarity institutions within the scope of social economy. He is the President of the Board of ACIRIS - Association for Regional Research and Social Innovation, and President of the Scientific Council of AIPES - Association for Research and Promotion of Social Economy.

Sílvia Ferreira

Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Sílvia Ferreira is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and the Centre for Cooperative Studies and Social Economy at FEUC. She teaches at all three levels of studies, which include the Degree in Sociology, the Master's Degree in Sociology, the Master's Degree in Social Intervention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the PhD in Sociology. She coordinates the Master's programme in Social Intervention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University (UK). Her research has been focused on social security reform, the third sector and social policies, the role of third sector organisations in promoting gender equality, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the social and solidarity economy, social enterprises, volunteering and governance through State/third sector partnerships at the local level. Her scientific interests have been focused on the changing nature of the welfare state and welfare mixtures, being anchored, more recently, on a perspective informed by sociological approaches to complex social systems. Her university extension work has been focused on the relationship between university and society, particularly the third sector/social economy.

Sónia Guadalupe

Miguel Torga Higher Institute, Portugal

Social worker.
PhD in Social Work (ISCTE-IUL, 2017); PhD in Mental Health (University of Porto, 2009); Master's Degree in Family and Social Systems (Miguel Torga Higher Institute, 2000); Degree in Social Service (Higher Institute of Social Service of Coimbra, 1995).
Assistant Professor at the Miguel Torga Higher Institute, Coimbra. Coordinator of the degree (1st cycle) in Social Work. Vice-President of the Scientific Council.
Researcher at CEISUC - Centre for Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra. Editor-in-chief of Revista Portuguesa de Investigação Comportamental e Social.
She is a member of the Installation Commission of the Association of Social Workers (2020). She was vice-president of the Association of Social Service Professionals (2008/2015).

Vanda Lima

School of Management and Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto

PhD in Business Sciences from the University of Minho. She is an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto - School of Management and Technology. She is the coordinator of the Master's Degree Course in Project Management (ESTG-P.PORTO). She is an integrated researcher at the Centre for Innovation and Research in Business Sciences and Information Systems and her research focuses on the fields of management, specifically in the areas of strategic management, management systems, and social responsibility. She is also working at the e-Learning and Pedagogical Innovation Unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (EIPP). She has vast experience in the supervision of Master's dissertations/projects and as member of public examination juries. Her research is published in national and international journals, as well as in proceedings of scientific meetings with scientific arbitration.


Vasco Alves Almeida

Miguel Torga Higher Institute, Portugal

Vasco Almeida is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and a lecturer at the Miguel Torga Higher Institute (ISMT), where he has taught various subjects in the areas of Economics and Social Policy. He holds a PhD in Governance, Knowledge and Innovation from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (2010), where he also completed a Master's Degree in European Economics (1996) and a Degree in Economics (1979). At the ISMT, he has been a scientific coordinator within the Management course (2010-2020), and coordinator of the Library and editor of Revista Interações. His research work has been focused on the issues of the State and public expenditure, economic institutionalism, governance and the third sector, and he has published several articles in these areas. He is the author of the book 'As Instituições Particulares de Solidariedade Social. Governação e Terceiro Sector', Coimbra, Almedina (2011). His most recent research interests focus on the fields of conscious economy and sustainable economy.

Vera Lúcia Mendonça

Department of Economics, Sociology and Management, UTAD - University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Degree in Social Work from UTAD (2002). PhD in Social Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Salamanca (2014). Assistant Professor in the Degree and Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. She started teaching Social Service at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in 2001. She has supervised more than 50 academic works, namely Degrees and Master's Degrees in Social Work. She has been organising various events and participating in national and international congresses.

Victor Pestoff

Institute for Civil Society Studies at Ersta Sköndal University College in Stockholm, Sweden

Victor A. Pestoff received his B.A. in political science from California State University at Long Beach; and later earned his Ph.D. in political science at Stockholm University in 1977. He was Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science (1978-83) and Research Associate at the School of Business (1983-96) at Stockholm University. Later he became Docent or Associate Professor in political science at Södertörns högskola in 1996 and had a Research Fellowship at the Faculty of Economics in Kanazawa, Japan in 1998. He became full professor at Södertörns högskola (1999); and was then appointed Professor of Political Science at Mid-Sweden University in Östersund (2002). After retiring in 2008, he became Guest Professor at the Institute for Civil Society Studies at Ersta Sköndal University College in Stockholm, Sweden. He was also appointed Guest Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan in 2014. Dr. Pestoff's Ph.D. dissertation examined the relations between voluntary organizations, voting and party systems in the Nordic countries. Later he explored the political and democratic aspects of voluntary organizations, cooperatives, third sector organizations and the social economy. He published reports and articles on Swedish consumer organizations and consumer influence; several articles and two books on Swedish cooperative movements and two books on the third sector and the welfare state. His most recent publications include A Democratic Architecture for the Welfare State (Routledge, 2009), New Public Governance, the Third Sector and Co-Production (Routledge, 2012), Social Enterprise and the Third Sector (Routledge, 2014), Co-production and Public Service Management (Routledge, 2018) and Co-production and Japanese Healthcare (Routledge, 2021).
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