The XV Luso-Afro-Brazilian Congress of Social Sciences (CONLAB) and the IV Congress of AILPcsh (CONAILPcsh), which have in its Scientific and Organizing Committees researchers from OP.Edu, will be held from September 26 to 28, 2023 at Uni-CV, in the city of Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde.
AILPcsh – International Association of Social Sciences and Humanities in Portuguese Language, was established following eleven Luso-Afro-Brazilian Social Sciences Congresses, the first edition of which dates back to 1990. Biannually held, the Congresses have promoted the development of a relevant community of scientists in the Social Sciences and Humanities in the Portuguese-speaking countries – Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor. These Congresses have led to several scientific research collaborations and important publications.
The Congress program, under the theme Reinventing Democracy in a World of Insecurities: Challenges for Social Sciences and Humanities, will include conferences, thematic sessions, round tables, working groups, oral papers, cultural activities and network meetings.Registration is open and can be done here
OP.Edu joins the organization of the Colloquium On the 50 Years of the Veiga Simão Reform: education policy between changes and continuities, which will be held at the José Araújo Auditorium of the Universidade Lusófona – University Centre of Lisbon, on 10 and 11 July 2023.The Veiga Simão Reform placed education at the heart of the debates on the development and modernization of Portugal. It also allowed, due to its limitations and contradictions, to make visible to the Portuguese society the complete exhaustion of the political form of organization of the Estado Novo/New State.
We encourage the participation of the scientific community and the general public in this Colloquium, which aims at sharing knowledge and research on this pivotal period in the history of Portugal (and of the countries that emerged from Portuguese colonialism).
Registrations are open until July 9.
More information about the Colloquium can be found here
The Meeting The thought of Amílcar Cabral and Education will take place on May 25, starting at 2:30 PM, at the Agostinho da Silva Auditorium (Lusófona University, Lisbon).
For Amílcar Cabral, education was the “first weapon” for freedom and for the development of the potential and capacities of children, young people and adults, in order to achieve dignified, fair and emancipating life projects. In the same way, education constituted an inescapable factor for the process of development and social transformation of the material conditions of life of African societies, as a result of its impact on the economic, political, historical, cultural, ethno-linguistic and identity dimensions.
In order to understand the thought of Amílcar Cabral and its influence(s) on the field of education, in general, and on educational policies, in particular, it is necessary to know the “life and work”, the “revolutionary socio-cultural and economic-political context” in which he lived and what “reflections and future prospects” Amílcar Cabral envisaged for African societies and for all the Peoples who wanted to commit themselves to “freedom of thought” and “freedom of action”.
It is in this context that the Research and Learning Community (ReLeCo) African Studies: Education and Society (ReLeCo NEA-ES), in collaboration with ReLeCo CEM – Culture(s), Education and Memory(ies), ReLeCo Sociomuseology, UNESCO Chair in Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity and the Observatory for Education and Training Policies (OP. Edu), organize this meeting, which aims to provide a moment of dialogue, reflection, analysis and appropriation of the life and work of Amílcar Cabral.
The event, which will be held on the date that marks Africa World Day, established by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in 1972, is aimed at researchers and academics, professors, doctoral, master and undergraduate students, civil society institutions and social movements, with an interest in studies on education in Africa, and all those who want to know “who was”, “who is” and “who is becoming”, in the epistemological and scientific educational field, Amílcar Cabral and his thought.
14:30 | Reception of the guests and participants
15:00 | Opening session
16H45 | Closing Remarks
Free entry, subject to seat availability.
On February 8, it will be held the Round Table La calidad de la Educación No Formal. El poder educativo de la comunidade. The Quality of Non Formal Education. The educational role of the community.
What do these concepts hide?
Meeting with Paulo Freire
The inheritance of Pierre Furter for Permanent Education
The Educogeny of communitarian spaces
The number of the Journal of Social Pedagogy
Furter for Wikipedia
The event, starting at 2:30 PM (Portuguese time), will take place at Lusófona University, Building U (Av. Marechal Craveiro Lopes 2A, in Lisbon), Auditorium U.08.
Credits of the poster image: Artem Maltsev Unsplash
This webinar, hosted by SPCE-SEC- Section of Comparative Education of the Portuguese Society of Educational Sciences in partnership with OP.Edu, will promote a discussion on inequalities in higher education in Portugal and Brazil with reference to the most recent OECD report Education at a Glance 2022.
Several indicators reveal the existence of these inequalities at different levels, from participation and completion rates, expenditure on education and its weight in household budgets, student support, to the social benefits of education.
The webinar will start with a brief historical overview of Education at a Glance by Professor António Teodoro (Universidade Lusófona), followed by the presentations of Professor Leandro Almeida (Universidade do Minho) and Professor Claisy Marinho (Universidade de Brasília) and then a discussion with the public.The webinar will take place on 6 December, at 4.30 PM, via Zoom: