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Access to the OP.Edu previous website: publications, projects and events


This website, made available to the public in June 2022, succeeded the previous OP.Edu website, which had been in use from 2011 until then, and whose contents can be accessed in full here, with open access to publications (reports, books, articles and reviews), projects and events.

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XV CONLAB & IV AILPcsh Congresses | Reinventing Democracy in a World of Insecurities: Challenges for the Social Sciences and Humanities | Registration is open


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  

PhD Research Scholarship in Education | Call open until August 25, 2023

Lusófona University opens a competition to award 1 (one) PhD Research Scholarship in the field of Education. The scholarship will be funded by the FCT – the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology under the Collaboration Protocol for Funding of the Pluriannual Research Grant Plan for PhD Students, signed between FCT and the R&D Unit  CeiED – Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Education and Development.

The research activities  leading to the award of the academic degree of PhD must be framed  in the activity plan and strategy of CeiED – Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Education and Development, with special focus on the OP.Edu – Observatory for Education and Training Policies  and must be carried out within the scope of the PhD Programme in Education of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Education and Administration of Lusófona University.

The Call is open until August 25, 2023. The full text of the Call  can be found here in Portuguese and also in English on the EURAXESS Portal.

Revista Lusófona de Educação | Dossier Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (Re)production of Meanings in Education Research | Available online


The dossier Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (Re)production of Meanings in Education Research, which is part of issue 59 of the Revista Lusófona de Educação, is already online.



Nota Introdutória: Luís Manuel Bernardo, Daniel Bart, Teresa Teixeira Lopo

La transposition du paradigme PISA en France. Des formes d’autorité épistémique à l’ombre de l’État républicain: Romuald Normand

O discurso europeu na governação local da educação em Portugal: Ana Grifo, João Lourenço Marques

Educação Infantil nos municípios do Rio de Janeiro durante a pandemia: ambivalência das ações de gestão: Edson Cordeiro dos Santos, Maria Fernanda Rezende Nunes, Stephani Oliveira Coelho

La formule «former l’esprit critique»: Signes et figures de l’autorité dans les discours institutionnels: Kaltoum Mahmoudi

Discursos (de partidos) políticos: construção de sentidos para a educação: João Moisés Cruz, Alexandra Sá Costa

Discurso e silêncio na (re) organização da Educação Infantil Municipal em Ribeirão Preto: Beatriz Borges de Carvalho, Soraya Maria Romano Pacífico, Thaís Silva Marinheiro de Paula

Recherche en éducation et discours institutionnels sur l’École : débats et approaches critiques: Cédric Fluckiger, Luís Manuel Bernardo, Daniel Bart, Teresa Teixeira Lopo



Thinking about Education with Amílcar Cabral


OP.edu participated in the Meeting The thought of Amílcar Cabral and Education, which took place on 25 May, the date that marks the Africa Day, established by the United Nations in 1972.

Ângela Benoliel Coutinho (Researcher at IPRI – Portuguese Institute of International Relations), Julião Soares Sousa (Researcher at CEIS20 – Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies) and Fernanda Marques (former Minister of Higher Education, Science and Culture of Cape Verde and former Minister of Education and Sports of Cape Verde), shared the results of their research and reflections on the work of Amílcar Cabral, for whom Education was a determining factor in the process of development and social transformation of the material living conditions of societies.

The Meeting was attended, among others, by doctoral students in Education and Sociomuseology, as well as teachers, researchers and students of the  Licentiate Degree in Education Sciences – Social Education of the Lusófona University – University Centre of Lisbon.

It was a first approach on the thought of Amílcar Cabral to Education, which will continue from October 2023, with other dissemination and training initiatives that will count, in the tasks of organisation and public communication, with the participation of OP.Edu.