issue 4, year 2

Who is CATCH-EyoU

Introducing the University of Porto

Introducing the University of Porto

At the University of Porto, researchers with a variety of academic backgrounds (Education, Psychology, Sociology, History) from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences work in the CATCH-EyoU project. The University of Porto team coordinates Work Package 6, focused on the representation of the EU and youth active citizenship in educational contexts. It includes the analysis of the textbooks, interviews with teachers and focus group discussions with students. In addition, the University of Porto team is engaged in all the other Work Packages of the CATCH-EyoU.

 

The team is led by Isabel Menezes, and includes Carla Malafaia, Norberto Ribeiro, Filipe Piedade, Joana Cruz, Ekaterina Enchikova, Pedro Ferreira, Tiago Neves, Manuel Loff, and Luís Grosso.

Isabel Menezes is Full Professor at the University of Porto. She has been working in the areas of educational research, educational and community interventions, citizenship education and political psychology. She has coordinated research on youth and adult civic and political participation, with a focus on the experience of groups at risk of exclusion on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, and migrant status. She coordinated the Portuguese participation in several international projects such as IEA Civic Education Study, FP7 PIDOP and Erasmus USR, and two national funded projects. Currently, she coordinates the Portuguese participation in the CATCH-EyoU project, and two Erasmus+ projects (HE4U2 and ESSA). She has published several papers in international journals and edited books and special issues for inter/national journals.
Pedro Ferreira is Assistant Professor at the University of Porto. He has developed research on participation and empowerment of young people and adults, and he pursues interests on how digital contexts and media can be part of emancipatory and participatory forms of citizenship and citizenship education. He has been member of several national and European projects and he is currently coordinating JoSeES - ‘Serious Games in Higher Education: Impacts, Experiences and Potential’, a project funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). He has published in journals such as Journal of Adolescence, Human Affairs, and Journal of Social Sciences Education, and co-edited national books and special issues for international journals.

Tiago Neves is Associate Professor at the University of Porto. Since mid-1990’s, he has been involved in a number of studies on criminology and social and educational inequalities. His work has been funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and by the Portuguese Social Security. He has authored three books and published in journals such as International Studies in Sociology of EducationConflict Resolution Quarterly, the European Journal of Social Work, and Higher Education. Currently, he coordinates the participation of the University of Porto in the YOUNG_ADULLLT project, funded by the European Commission, Horizon 2020.

Manuel Loff holds a PhD in History and Civilisation at the European University Institute (Florence). Tenured Associate Professor at the Department of History and Political and International Studies, University of Porto, coordinator at the Instituto de História Contemporânea of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa of a research thematic line on “History and Memory: Collective Memories, History of the Present and Oral History” (since 2013). Principal Resercher (2012-14) of the project on «State and Memory: public policies of memory of the Portuguese dictatorship (1974-2009)» (PTDC/HIS-HIS/121001/2010), Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, with F. Rosas (NOVA, Lisbon), X.M. Núñez Seixas (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich), E. Traverso (Cornell University), Luisa Passerini (Università degli Studi di Torino), amongst others. Full researcher at the Centre d’Estudis sobre les Èpoques Franquista i Democràtica (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). He taught at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1997-98), and has been Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2013). He lectured in several European, Latin-American and African universities. His current research is focused on social forms of (re)construction of historical memory and the policies of memory developed by the State and political and other collective actors. He is a regular columnist in Lisbon’s daily newspaper Público, and a historical and political commentator at the Portuguese public television Rádio e Televisão de Portugal.
Luís Grosso Correia, Ph.D. in History, is Tenured Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto where he lectures currently History Didactics, Comparative Education, History of Education, Education Policies and Curriculum, Methodology of Scientific Work and Public Policies in several postgraduate programs of the Department for History, Political and International Studies. He is Researcher at the CIIE – Centre for Research and Intervention in Education, hosted by the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto, where he coordinates the thematic line on Teacher Training.  He has published about 60 contributions distributed across different scientific domains: history of education, comparative education, teacher training, curriculum studies, socio-demography history and life histories.

Carla Malafaia holds a PhD in Education Sciences from the University of Porto (this was supported by a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT – SFRH/BD/92113/2012). Carla has been actively involved in research since 2008, both in national and international projects (funded by the FCT and the European Commission). She is currently a researcher in the CATCH-EyoU project. Her research has dealt with conflict mediation, youth civic and political participation and citizenship education. She is co-author of two books and has published in journals such as Current Sociology, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Social Sciences Education and the International Journal of E-Politics.

Norberto Ribeiro holds a PhD in Education Sciences from the University of Porto. He has been actively involved in research since 2006, both in national and international projects (funded by the FCT and the European Commission). His research focuses on citizenship education and youth civic and political participation, publishing in the last years several papers on these topics. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Youth Studies, Urban Education, and Journal of Political Science Education. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Porto, and holds a grant (SFRH/BPD/112289/2015) from the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology (FCT).

Filipe Piedade is a Phd student at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto. PhD fellow of the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE) and Integrated Researcher of the Contemporary History Institute of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon (IHC-FCSH). His research is financed by national funding by the FCT - Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, under the Doctoral scholarship (BD/123619/2016).

Joana Cruz Mastered in Psychology of Deviant Behavior by the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto. She is currently a PhD student in the same institution and PhD fellow of the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE). Her research is funded by FCT - Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, with Doctoral scholarship reference PD/BD/114282/2016.

 

Ekaterina Enchikova is a PhD student at the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE), in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto. She holds a research scholarship from the FCT - Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (PD/BD/114286/2016) and she is a member of the international project CATCH-EyoU. Using the statistical data from CATCH-EyoU, her research project aims to improve the understanding of active citizenship, contributing to more valid cross-comparisons.

 

CATCH-EyoU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement n. 649538