With origins dating back to the 18th century, the University of Porto is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal. Close to 31.000 students, 2.300 professors and researchers along with 1.700 administrative staff attend and work at its 15 schools and 69 scientific research units. The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (FPCEUP) was created in 1976/77, and is the school where teaching and research in the fields of Psychology & Education Sciences is carried out. Nowadays nearly 1500 students attend FPCE’s courses (undergraduate, master & doctoral) and over 1200 participants per year come to FPCEUP for their highly reputed continuous education and professional training opportunities. FPCEUP has a significant involvement in education and training in areas such as education, justice, health, central and local public administration, socio-cultural work, corporations, among others.

FPCEUP is also very actively engaged in R& D activities mainly through research centres funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology that have been very positively evaluated by international committees.
Internationalization plays also an important goal in FPCEUP, not only by the increasing number of projects and protocols established with national and international entities, but also by an increasing exchange flow of students, professors and researchers. For example, the doctoral program of education is an international program in cooperation with the State University of Rio de Janeiro. With almost 30 years of activity, FPCEUP is committed to high level quality education and research and the promotion of an institutional culture that is concerned with well-being and social justice.

The team includes a diversity of profiles – from experts in education and history to media studies and community intervention – that clearly fits the variety of the project’s tasks. The team is also well-experienced in international projects, with a large experience in data collection and analysis from a variety of methodologies including qualitative and quantitative methods. The team has also been involved in project in schools and communities, and combines a diversity of expertize in school and community research and intervention. The team will lead WP6 and contribute to all other WPs.