• Português
  • English


XV CONLAB & IV AILPcsh Congresses | Reinventing Democracy in a World of Insecurities: Challenges for the Social Sciences and Humanities | September 26-28, 2023


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, already have a date: they 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. Detailed information about the submission of Working Group and Round Table proposals can be found here

National teachers’ protest: OP.Edu researcher comments the topic on CNN Portugal



The researcher and co-director of OP.Edu, Teresa Teixeira Lopo, , was back on CNN Portugal for a live comment on the national teachers’ protest held in Lisbon on Saturday, February 11, in which eight other trade union organisations (SIPE, ASPL, Pró-Ordem, SEPLEU, SINAPE, SINDEP, SPLIU and STOP) participated, in addition to Fenprof and the National Federation of Education (FNE).

The analysis focused on issues related to the teaching career, the access to the profession, the valorisation of teachers’ professional knowledge, the social representation of the public school, perspectives of negotiation and consensus that may be found between the trade unions and the Ministry of Education.

Round Table | The Quality of Non Formal Education. The educational role of the community | 8 February | 2:30 PM | Lusófona University | Building U – Auditorium U.08


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?

  • Mário Viché
  • Rui Fonte

Meeting with Paulo Freire

  • Ana Benavente
  • Elis Hipler

The inheritance of Pierre Furter for Permanent Education

The Educogeny of communitarian spaces

  • Lucília Salgado

The number of the Journal of Social Pedagogy

  • Margareth Martins

 Furter for Wikipedia

  • Mário Viché

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

Online colloquium School as a multifaceted space: acknowledging and including diversity | 456 participants interested in discussing the topic


The third colloquium of the Cycle April 25 50 Years: Looking into the Past, Thinking about the Future,  took place on January 23 under the theme School as a multifaceted space: acknowledging and including diversity.

The event, organised by  OP.Edu with the collaboration of the School of Education of IPLUSO,  had the participation of keynote speakers Alice Ribeiro (Head of the Inclusion Support Centre, University of Porto, Portugal), Cássia Sofiato (Department of Philosophy of Education and Education Sciences, Faculty of Education, University of São Paulo, Brazil) and researcher Joaquim Melro (Director of António Sérgio Training Centre and researcher at the University of Lisbon, Portugal), who will reflect and discuss in this online Colloquium open to the public, the epistemological, educational and cultural complexity that has shaped the principles and practices of inclusive education. The Colloquium was moderated by Isabel Sanches, researcher at CeiED and Coordinating Professor at ESEL-IPLUSO.

Given the interest raised, which exceeded the capacity of the online platform where this Colloquium began, limited to 300 participants, the video recording of the event will soon be available.

Exams and access to higher education: researcher from OP.Edu’s team analyses the subject in the Portuguese newspaper Público

Read here, in full, the article published in the Público newspaper by Orlanda Tavares, a researcher from OP.Edu’s permanent team, focused on the analysis of the changes currently being discussed in the access to higher education.