Research output

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  Research projects

Successful Applications

PROJECT g7+ | 2017-

Law’s perspective on peacebuilding, peacekeeping, “statebuilding”, constitution-making and “resilience” in fragile States.
Collaboration with g7+ around peacebuilding, statebuilding and rule of law (Inclusive Societies, Security, Justice, Economic Foundation, Revenue and Services), in fragility and the implementation of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States and its implementation.

Research Group: Crisis, Sustainability and Citizenship
Project Coordination: José Carlos Vieira de Andrade

   
M.A.I.S. Estarreja | 2014.—2016

Several challenges such as climate change, carbon dioxide emissions, ecosystems preservation, unemployment, economic competitiveness, social equity, among multiple objectives of sustainable development, force local decision makers to have timely information to debate, plan and implement sustainability strategies. This research project aims to implement a participatory methodology to build a System of Sustainability Indicators for the Portuguese municipality of Estarreja - "MAIS Estarreja ".

Project duration: From September 1st, 2014 to June, 30th 2016.
Funding Entity: Homme-milieux International Observatory (OHIM) - Estarreja, through the French Research Center CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique).
Research Group: Crisis, Sustainability and Citizenship
Project Coordination: Sara Moreno Pires

  
Natural Resources and Energy | 2014.—
Coordinator: Suzana Maria Calvo Loureiro Tavares da Silva
  
Sociality, Poverty(ies) and Social Exclusion | 2013.—
Coordinator: João Carlos Simões Loureiro

In a time when the UN has included social economics among the Millenium Development Goals; when the EU is advancing social entrepreneurship-based strategies for growth and for the overcoming of the crisis; and when Portugal has passed social economics legislation, we consider exploration of this subject - so often overlooked in Law Schools - to be critically needed and very relevant at the social level. Given this context, the teaching, research and development Project labelled “Sociality, Poverty(ies) and Social Exclusion” (SPES) naturally appears as part of UCILeR’s research activities.

  
The Law of Oil | 2011.2014
Coordinators: José Carlos Vieira de Andrade | Rui de Figueiredo Marcos

The working group for the study of the law of oil is the result of the “Prémio Lopes Praça”-funded research project that culminated with the publication of a monograph on the legal regime of the various activities involved in the oil production, with a particular focus on the Portuguese legal system, in the framework of the main legal challenges it faces in a global context. Special attention is given also to the recent legal changes in Portuguese-speaking countries like Brazil, Angola and East Timor.
  
Strategic programme | 2015.—

The strategic programme that makes up the bulk of the research conducted at UCILeR revolves around the relation between law, uncertainty and the new societal challenges. Uncertainty affects both the dynamics of social action (as the object of legal regulation) and the process through which legal rules (and their authors) are produced. Hence, additionally to causing a significant epistemic impact, uncertainty impinges also upon the pragmatic dimensions of social interaction, as it reduces predictability, which is a condition of utmost importance in the just reconciliation of conflicting interests.

Project duration: January 1st 2015 – December 31st 2017.
Entidade Financiadora: FCT - Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology
Coordinator:
 Rui Manuel Gens de Moura Ramos


Applications

HOME/2014/ISFP/AG/EFCE | 2015

Project title: PUBLIC COMPLIANCE: PREVENTING CORRUPTION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Project duration: 24 months
Coordinator: Luigi Foffani (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia - UNIMORE) Co-applicants / partner organisations: Universidade de Coimbra (IJ da FDUC); Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, München, Bremen, Bergen e Thessaloniki.
  
JUST/2014/JCOO/AG/CRIM | 2015

Project title: PAYING THE PIPER: FINANCIAL PENALTIES IN THE EU JUSTICE SYSTEM
Project duration: 24 months
Applicant organisation: Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Itália).
Co-applicants / partner organisations: Universidade da Corunha (Espanha), Democritus University of Thrace (Grécia), Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal).

  
H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 | 2015

Project title: USING COMPARATIVE LAW AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR DETERMINING SYNERGIES AND IDENTIFYING ASYMMETRIES IN EU REALTIONS WITH LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBE
Project duration: 48 months Co-applicants / partner organisations: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Espanha), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Espanha), Univerza v Mariboru (Eslovénia), Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Alemanha), Maastricht University (Holanda), Universidad de Zaragoza  (Espanha), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brasil), Universidade de Cadiz (Espanha), Università degli studi Magna Graecia di Catanzaro (Itália), Universitè Paris II Pantheon Assas (França), Orebro University (Suécia), Universitetet I Oslo (Noruega); Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), Universidad de Lleida (Espanha), Universidade do Porto (Portugal), Universidad de Sevilla (Espanha), The University of Warwick (UK), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Espanha), Universitaet Osnabrueck (Alemanha), Universidad Diego Portales (Chile), Universidad de Vigo (Espanha), Universidad de la Habana (Cuba), Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina), Universitatea din Craiova (Roménia), Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (Chile).