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Alexandre Rosa,

Partner

Alexandre Rosa, partner, is a sociologist. He was Secretary of State for Public Administration and Administrative Modernization (1999-2002). Was Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Public Administration of the Government of Macau (1987-1993), Head of Office of the Secretary of State for Education and Innovation (1995-1996), Deputy Minister of the XIII Constitutional Government (1997-1998), and member of the Parliamentary Group of the Socialist Party (2002-2005). Vice-President of the Governing Council of the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (2005-2011). He was responsible for the National Strategy for Combating drugs and drug addiction (1998-1999). Team Leader of the project "Modernisation of the Public Employment Service of Macedonia" funded by the European Union (since January 2012). Co-author of “Employment, work collective agreement and job mobility protection”, Lisbon, GEP , MTSS , 2011 and Portugal Invisivel, Lisbon, Mundos Sociais, 2010.

António Landeira,

Partner

António Landeira, managing partner, philologist. Developed his career in the Ministries of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security (1995-2002) and Education (1967-1995). He was President of the Institute of Management of the European Social Fund (2000-2002), Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour and Solidarity, Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Solidarity and Social Security (1995-1997), playing the positions of Director General of School Equipment (1975-1976) and Director General of School Administration (1974-1975).

Luís Costa,

Partner

Luís Costa, partner, sociologist, specialized in Public Management. Consultant in public and european policy and business manager. Was Member of the Board of Management Institute of the European Social Fund (2001-2007) and Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board of the Institute for Innovation in Education (2000-2001). He was Director of the Escola Profissional Bento de Jesus Caraça (1990-2000) and professor of the School of Social Work, Lisbon (1989-2006). He was part of the Research Office of the CGTP Union, 1985-2000. Member of the Steering Comittee of the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EFVET), since 2010, Portugal Focal point for the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, since 2007.

Maria Rauch,

Partner

Maria Rauch, consultant, is an electrical engineer and advisor for the Minister of the Ministry of Family and Social Solidarity of the Republic of Malta. She is a member of Engender (association working in the areas of Gender, member and trainer in FAM (Frauen Akademie München), board member of the European Local Development Agents Association and a member of the Engeneers Professional Body. Is an expert in vocational education and training with extensive experience (1981-2000) as a consultant in these matters for the Ministry of Labour and Portugal as director and/or board member of centers of vocational education and training in Portugal. She was coordinator of assessment and monitoring teams of European projects and active employment measures for the labor market, for the fields of Equal Opportunities, Gender Equality, disadvantaged and marginalized groups in Portugal and in several European countries (Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania , Spain, Germany, Slovakia and Malta).

Paulo Pedroso,

Partner

Paulo Pedroso, company partner, sociologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the School of Sociology and Public Policy at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon.

He was Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity (2001-2002) and Secretary of State for Employment and Training (1997-2001). Was responsible for the launch of the Guaranteed Minimum Income in Portugal (1995-1997) and the Social Dialogue Agreement signed by all the social partners to reform the Portuguese social security (2001).

He has 25 years of experience in the field of social policy and employment policy, with particular emphasis on studies of reasoning and evaluation of public policies . Head of technical assistance teams to Ministries of Labour and Social Security in the management of Structural Funds and pre-accession to the European Union in Turkey , since 2010, in Romania (2005 and 2011) and was an expert in the same context in Bulgaria (2008) .

He was also an expert of the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity of Portugal on a Technical Assistance Mission for the Task Force set up by the Government of Eastern-Timor to design the new social security system (2010). Also he is part of the coordination team for the Master in Social Work in cooperation between ISCTE -IUL and the National University of East Timor.

He is part fo the Scientific Committee of the study for the creation of a network of centers of excellence for vocational integration of people with disabilities in Romania. Trainer and co-author of the technical report "Social Protection for the twenty-first century: a comparative analysis of the problems and challenges to think of ways to social security in Africa" (PPLL Consult/Angola Prev, 2010).

He has recently coordinated the studies "Proactive Scenarios of response to situations of unemployment" (PPLL Consult/Office of Strategy and Planning of the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity of Portugal, 2011) and "Assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of the regulatory framework to projects supported by European Social Fund" (IESE/Management Institute of the European Social Fund Portugal, 2011). He was also the coordinator of the expert teams missions in organizational training and consulting for strategic management with NGOs of African Countries of Portuguese Speaking Countries (PALOPs) in Guinea-Bissau (AGRICE) and in Cape Verde ( ADEVIC ), in both projects - "Best services more rights " and " Cape Verde will better see the blind ", respectively (2012-2014).

Author of “Activation Models of the Unemployed: The Structural Challenges and Conjuntural Determinants”, Lisboa, Office of Strategy and Planning, Information and Documentation Centre , 2010. Coauthor of “Paths to Social Security in Angola, Luanda, Angolaprev 2012.

João Pedroso,

Senior Consultant

João Pedroso, consultant, lawyer. Lecturer of the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra and Partner of João Pedroso e Associados Law Firm. Gulbenkian Prize for Social Sciences, together with co-team members at CES, University of Coimbra (1996).

He was district judge (1984-1990). He was Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister (2001-2002) and the Minister of Labour and Solidarity (1996-2000). Chaired the National Commission for the Protection of Children at Risk (1998-2001). He incorporated, in 2001, the work group for State and Territorial Organization mission to reform the law of public institutions.

Has over 28 years of experience as a lawyer, with particular emphasis on studies of legislation reform in the public policies of justice and social protection. Conducted research projects in Portugal, Brazil (Universidade de São Paulo) and Mozambique (Center for African Studies, University E. Mondlane and Center for Legal and Judicial Training).

He was responsible for reforming the social protection legislation and coordination of the preparation of the draft Law on Solidarity and Social Security , Chairman of the Institutional Reform of Social Security and first president of the now named Institute of Social Security in Portugal (1999-2001). He was a consultant for the UNDP labor law reform in Mozambique (2005).

Trainer and co-author of the technical report "Social Protection for the twenty-first century: a comparative analysis of the problems and challenges to think of ways to Social Security in Africa" (PPLL Consult 2010/Angola Prev) and Co-author of “Pathways to Social Security in Angola”, Luanda, Angolaprev 2012, "Between form and function: judicial architecture and access to law and justice in courts with jurisdiction in family and juvenile", Lex familiae (2011 ) and " The Transformation of the Family Law Odyssey (1974-2010): a contribution of political sociology of law ", Revista Sociologia - FLUP (2011).

Nelson Matias,

Senior Consultant

Nelson Matias, consultant, sociologist and Associate Professor of Sociology of Education and Educational Organizations in the School of Education, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal . Since 1986 works as a teacher and trainer in initial and continuing teacher education in the ESS - Setúbal . Was Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of State of Labour and Vocational Training in the area of Vocational Training (2000-2001), Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity, in the areas of Training and Development Co-operation (2001-2002) and Member of the Advisory Board ANEFA , National Agency for Education and Training of Adults ( 2002-2003). He was chairman of the Standing Committee for the Coordination of TEIP Program at the Ministry of Education (2008-2010), and working at the Ministry of Education he was coordinator of the technical team DGIDC (Directorate General for Innovation and Curriculum Development) in supporting the program and TEIP school projects. Integrated coordination of various assessment teams training and education program (Learning System, Secondary Education, Vocational Education and Trainnig Schools), and production of materials (Learning System, Training of Trainers IEFP). He worked as a professor, trainer and consultant in various projects, including, in Cape Verde, the PROMEF Project, supported by the World Bank and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; as a trainer and consultant of the Pedagogical Institute of Cape Verde on teaching Sociology and School Organization to support the process of reform of the institution; and in 2002-03 led the evaluation team cooperation Portugal - Cape Verde in the field of higher education ( IPC/APAD); In Angola, part of the team coordinating PREPA project, sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Ministry of Education of Angola, production of teaching materials for the training of primary school teachers, the Magisterium of Benguela. In Mozambique, coordinated the team of professors from the ESE in two Education Bachelors Degree courses (1994/1998), and supported and mentored several academic papers on the Mozambican educational field, school organizations and educational practices; he coordinated the team of international experts (May 2005) for the external evaluation of UDEBA Gaza and its program of education, social protection and community development, to the cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; In 2008 he coordinated the team of teachers from ESE Setúbal for training of trainers IMAP / IFP Pemba and Vilanculos and Training Managers of Education funded programs supported by ADB / ADF. In Guinea-Bissau worked as a teacher trainer in the framework of the project of reorganization of teacher education (1995 ), a project supported by the FCG .

Luis Martins,

Senior Consultant

Luís Martins, consultant, holds a PhD in Management (ISCTE), a Masters in Engineering from the School of the University of Minho, and a degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University and also a degree in Sociology from ISCTE. Since 1999 is also Professor at ISCTE, having taught and directed several Masters and graduate courses in Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking countries.
He has over 20 years of experience as a consultant and trainer in large private companies and public bodies. His research areas privilege public management (Public Governance) and International Management (crosscultural Management).

Michel Binet,

Senior Consultant

Michel Binet, consultant, has a degree in Sociology and Master in Social Sciences from the University of Sorbonne (Paris V), Michel GJ Binet doctorate in Anthropology (Specialization Production, Consumption and Labor), the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon, with a doctoral thesis entitled “Ethnographic Micro-analysis of conversational interactions: Attendances in social services”, defended before an international and interdisciplinary jury (Anthropology - Linguistics - Sociology) services. Assistant Professor at Lusíada University of Lisbon, Michel Binet has teaching and investigative functions in the field of Social Work. He is a member of the Portuguese Association of Anthropology (APA) and of the Portuguese Association of Linguistics (APL), Michel Binet promotes the introduction of Conversation Analysis in Research in Social Sciences and Management of Work and Organizations.

João Elyseu,

Consultant

João Elyseu has 5 years of experience in the field of social policy, with particular emphasis on research and evaluation of social policies in the areas of gender equality , education and employment. Member of the expert team on organizational training and consultancy assignments for strategic management with NGOs in African Portuguese Speaking Countries (PALOPs), particularly in Cape Verde (ADEVIC) and Guinea-Bissau (AGRICE), through the "Best services more rights" and "Cape Verde will better see the blind", respectively (2012-2014). Member of the research team on studies in the field of social policy: " The provision of services and the promotion of independent living" (PPLL Consult, 2011-2012), "Scenarios proactive response to situations of unemployment" (PPLL Consult, 2010-2011) study assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the regulatory framework for projects supported by the European Social Fund (IESE, 2010-2011), "New skills for sectoral reconversion: shortages and bottlenecks in the supply of skills to the economy of the future" (ANESPO / ANQ , 2010-2011). Field supervisor in the research for the Field Test phase of the Portuguese study team "PIAAC - Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies", released in 2007 by the OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (CIES - ISCTE 2010). Reviewer in government programs of social policy on gender equality, promoted by the Secretary of State for Equality, Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality and the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (2009-2010). Collaborator in the research team of the Local Diagnostic study for Gender Equality of the City of Cascais ( 2008-2009).

Tatiana Alves,

Consultant

Tatiana Alves has 8 years experience in the field of social policy , with particular emphasis on research and evaluation of public policies and social policies in the fields of immigration and disability. Member of the expert team on organizational training and consultancy assignments for strategic management with NGOs in African Portuguese Speaking Countries (PALOPs), particularly in Cape Verde (ADEVIC) and Guinea-Bissau (AGRICE), in "Best services more rights" and "Cape Verde will better see the blind ", respectively (2012-2014). Member of the research team on studies in the field of social policy: " The provision of services and the promotion of independent living " (PPLL Consult, 2011-2012), "Scenarios proactive response to situations of unemployment" (PPLL Consult, 2010-2011) study assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the regulatory framework for projects supported by the European social Fund (IESE, 2010-2011), "Modelling of the policies and practices of social inclusion of people with disabilities in Portugal" (PPLL Consult, 2007) ; "Models of social security disability - A structural challenge in the integration of people with disabilities and disability" (ISCTE, 2008-2009); "Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in European Cities : Life courses and quality of life in a world of limitations" (CIES, 2004). Coordinator and Researcher of the field survey in the study "Evaluation Monitoring Services Immigrant Support " , International Organization for Migration (2009-2010) team .

Filipa Seiceira,

Consultant

Filipa Seiceira is a sociologist and has about 10 years of experience in the field of political sociology, education, disability and communication, information and technology. Member of research teams in research projects "Partisan Promises and Democratic Accountability: The Portuguese Case in Comparative Perspective" and "The Portuguese MPs in Comparative Perspective: Elections, Leadership and Political Representation" (CIES-ISCTE, 2008-2014). Researcher in the technical team of statistical treatment of data to characterize the socio-cultural profile of students of the project Research and Education of the Portuguese Language - IELP (DGDCI, 2008-2009). Member of the research team in the project "Modelling of Policies and Practices for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Portugal" (ISCTE, 2005-2007). Researcher in the projects "Information Gathering to Support the Accreditation Process Engineering Courses by ANET" (IED, 2006) and "ELISS II" - European project aimed to the mapping of the software industry in several European countries and the attitudes towards free software (CIES-ISCTE, 2004-2005).