Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)

established in 1967 is a non-governmental institution that brings together a hundred and ninety five research centres, as well as graduate and postgraduate programmes in the social sciences in twenty two countries.

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

established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. 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 Expert Network on Culture (EENC)

O EENC contribui para a melhoria do desenvolvimento de políticas de cultura na Europa, prestando apoio e aconselhamento à Comissão Europeia na análise de políticas culturais e suas implicações a nível nacional, regional e europeu. Em vez de realizar pesquisas primárias, o EENC oferece assessoria especializada aos responsáveis ​​políticos através da sintetização de pesquisas atuais e questões relevantes de forma útil para o desenvolvimento de políticas. Entre as tarefas confiadas ao EENC está o lançamento e gestão de um site, que deve fornecer informações abrangentes tanto sobre as atividades da EENC quanto sobre outros desenvolvimentos relevantes para os campos em que a rede opera.

European International Studies Association (EISA)

The European International Studies Association (EISA) is a new individual membership based association, serving the International Relations community in Europe and beyond.EISA aims to bring together academics and others working in the field and subfields of international studies in Europe and beyond. EISA aims to be a forum for enhancing research on international studies and for stimulating mobility, exchange and dissemination of knowledge throughout Europe and beyond.


an independent network of, and portal for, European cultural journals, founded by a group of journals, among which is the Centre’s Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais. The network now includes over 50 journals and institutions from almost every European country. The editor of Revista Crítica is a member of the Editorial Board of Eurozine

Initiative for Peacebuilding (IfP)

is a consortium led by International Alert and funded by the European Commission. IfP draws together the complementary geographic and thematic expertise of 10 civil society organisations (and their networks) with offices across the EU and in conflict-affected countries. Its aim is to develop and harness international knowledge and expertise in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding to ensure that all stakeholders, including EU institutions, can access strong independent analysis in order to facilitate better informed and more evidence-based policy decisions.

International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)

is the global network of civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW). The network has 700 members and CES participates through its Humanities, Migration and Peace Studies Group.

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

A AILPcsh surgiu na sequência de onze  Congressos LUSO-AFRO-BRASILEIROS DE CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS cuja primeira edição remonta a 1990. As principais atividades da associação são a organização do seu Congresso, em regime de itinerância entre os países de língua oficial portuguesa e a criação de plataformas de incentivo e promoção de redes de pesquisa e publicações.A AILPcsh pretende afirmar-se como um canal de política científica fundamental na promoção de um espaço de cooperação entre os cientistas sociais de Língua Portuguesa.

Linguistic Ethnography Forum

brings together UK-based researchers conducting linguistic ethnography, contributing to the debate about the subject


a network funded by the Luso-American Foundation and involving, on the Portuguese side, CES, SociNova (New University of Lisbon) and the Centre for Geographic Studies of the Classical University of Lisbon. This network is a member of Metropolis International, a worldwide network of research units, stakeholders and policy organisations involved in migration issues.

Observatorio Iberoamericano sobre Movilidad Humana, Migraciones y Desarrollo (OBIMID)

OBIMID is a Network gathering research and higher education institutions working on public policies and human rights, human mobility, migrations and development, focusing especially on Iberoamerican contexts. The Network aims at producing and transfering scientific knowledge about these issues to contribute to a better understanding of contemporary migration.

Portuguese National Rural Network (RRN)

The Portuguese National Rural Network (RRN) is a hub connecting active rural development stakeholders who are willing to share their experiences and knowledge, to improve its performance and achieve better results. The network acts as a dissemination platform for relevant information, building on shared actions to enhance the implementation of rural development programmes and policy instruments and the qualification of agents implicated in rural development.

Portuguese Security Studies Network (PT - SSN)

The network aims 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)

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