Networks

Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)

Established in 1967, CLACSO is a non-governmental institution bringing together 195 research centres, as well as graduate and postgraduate programmes in the social sciences of 22 countries.


Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

It was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on the social sciences research in Africa. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent.


Culturelink - the Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development

The Network was established by UNESCO and the Council of Europe in 1989 in Paris, at the UNESCO Consultation of Representatives of Regional and Sub-Regional Networks for Cultural Development Research and Cooperation. The Network has primarily been serving as a platform for research in the field of cultural development, cultural policies and international cultural cooperation.


EU-Russia Collaborative Research Network

The network was established in 2006, to encourage closer cooperation and exchange of views between the growing number of EU-specialists working on Russia and the post-Soviet states coming under the European Neighbourhood Policy and colleagues in the field of Slavonic Studies who were interested in the EU.


European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN)

ECDN is a European civil society network funded by the European Commission, built on the experiences and activities of key actors in the fight against over-indebtedness and financial exclusion in Europe, such as debt advice services, educational organisations, consumer agencies, research institutes, etc.


European Expert Network on Culture (EENC)

EENC contributes to the development of cultural policies in Europe, providing advice and support to the European Commission in its cultural policy development though the analysis of cultural policies at European, national and regional levels. Instead of conducting primary research, EENC network offers specialised consultancy to policy-makers by synthesizing current research and relevant issues in a practical way for continuing policy development. Among the tasks assigned to EENC is the launch and management of a website providing comprehensive information both on EENC’s activities and relevant advances to the fields in which the network operates.


International Association of thew Portuguese Language Social and Human Sciences (AILPcsh)

AILPcsh arose from eleven Luso-Afro-Brazilian Social Sciences Congresses, of which the first edition premiered in 1990.  The main activities of the association are the itinerant organization of its Congress between the Portuguese-speaking Countries and the creation of incentive platforms and the promotion of research networks and publications. AILPcsh intends to affirm itself as a major scientific policy channel in fostering a cooperation area between Portuguese-speaking social scientists.


International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA)

The International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA) is an international network of people involved in action and research in localities and cities on issues related to forms of resistance to inequality of rights, especially in the urban environment.


PortugalParticipa - Portuguese Network of Participatory Municipalities (RAP)

RAP aims at promoting the participative democracy at local level, facilitating the exchange of experiences, expanding new citizen involvement mechanisms in public management of municipalities, empowering actors involved in participatory processes, maintaining an updated information system on the participatory democracy processes in the country, reinforcing a transparent public administration and promoting international cooperation with other networks and structures.


Portuguese Association of Political Economy

The Portuguese Association of Political Economy is a non-profit scientific association with a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary nature, aiming at fostering education, research, dissemination and the public debate on Political Economy in Portugal.


Portuguese National Rural Network (RRN)

The Portuguese National Rural Network (RRN) is a connection hub of agents with an active role in the rural development, who are willing to share their experiences and knowledge, to improve their performance and achieve better results. Rural development agents from any region of the country can join RRN.  The network acts as an information, experience and knowledge dissemination and sharing platform, entailing an action to build up sharing and cooperation around the actions to implement, aiming at improving the implementation of rural development programmes and policy measures and the qualification of the agents implicated in rural development.


Portuguese Security Studies Network (PT - SSN)

The network aims to develop a to develop a sense of community among researchers in the field of International Relations; to promote cooperation among researchers from different institutions, areas and schools of thought; to project internationally the research conducted in Portugal; and to collect and organize information about the research conducted in Portugal.


Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC)

Founded in October 2010, the International Research Group Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC) addresses issues around sexual violence in armed conflict. In a series of meetings and workshops, interdisciplinary scholars and NGO-experts compare case studies from different theatres of war and conflict, including multifaceted theoretical approaches. The group thus promotes the systematic development of research questions and methods.