In order to communicate the Research I have undertaken, I have been involved in the past few years in several activities.

  • I have been co-ordinator of the Observatory of the Quality of Democracy since 2014. Please consult the website to get to know its activities.

  • In 2013 and 2014 I have been part of the Scientific Council which organized the “Presente no Futuro” Annual Conference hosted by the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation.

  • Since 2013, I have been the coordinator of the  Observatory for the Quality of Democracy.
  • Since 2013 I have been a member of the Board for Instituto Políticas Públicas, Thomas Jefferson- Correia da Serra. Within this organization, I have been a member of the Team which elaborates the Reports on Budgetary Transparency in Portugal. This project promotes transparency of the budgetary process. I have become involved in the political dimension of the project. Also, I have provided consultancy to the elaboration of the first Citizen’s Budget, produced by the Ministry of Finance in order to promote openness towards Civil Society. This advocacy project is run within the Institute for Public Policies.
  • Since 2012, I have been a Member of the Consultative Council of a Project intitled “Portugal in the European Institutions” lead by Alexander Trechsel and Richard Rose. This Project is financed by the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. My role as member of the Consultative Council involves reading and commenting on draft reports.
    I have also been a member of the Scientific Committee responsible for organizing the Annual Conference of the FFMS.
  • Since 2001, I have been a member Member of the Team which elaborates the Reports for the biannual Eurobarometer surveys in Portugal.