Assesssment Mechanisms

In accordance with the statutes, CES has two supervision units aiming at analyzing and assessing the activities organized by the Centre, producing detailed annual assessment reports: The Internal Supervision Unit and the External Supervision Unit. The Internal Supervision Unit consists of five members appointed by the Scientific Board; the External Supervision Unit is formed by three to six renowned scientific experts, of which at least two operate in international units.

The current Internal Supervision Unit members are:

Adriana Bebiano
Alexandre Tavares
José Reis
Maria Paula Meneses
Pedro Hespanha

The External Supervision Unit members for the period 2016-2018 are:

Maria José Fariñas Dulce – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Matthieu de Nanteuil – Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Roberto Vecchi – Università di Bologna, Italy

The former External Supervision Units were composed by:

2013 to 2015
Goran Therborn - University of Cambridge - United Kingdom
Gurminder K. Bhambra - Social Theory Centre of the University of Warwick - United Kingdom
Wanda Capeller - Institut de Sciences Politiques (Sciences-Po, Toulouse) - France

2009 to 2012
Benjamin Tejerina - Universidad del País Vasco - Spain
Ramon Grosfoguel - University of Califórnia, Berkeley - United States of America
Teresa Cruz e Silva - Universidade Eduardo Mondlane - Mozambique

Every year, the two Units hold several individual and joint meetings, produce reports and provide recommendations based on the previous year’s Activities Report and on the Activities Plan for the following year. The External Supervision Unit visits CES regularly and meets with the governing bodies and with CES research community.