History

In 2008, the Political Observatory was created in collaboration with the Political Studies Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL), with the approval of most of the lecturers and students of the three cycles of Political Studies. This project has consolidated itself, with the authorization, in March 2009, of the Scientific Board of the FCSH-UNL, under an organic structure of research and the name Observatório Político – Political Observatory.

Currently, the Observatory is an independent and trademarked institution, being a non-profit association for scientific research and constituting itself as an autonomous research centre in the area of political studies. It researches and produces services to its researchers and associates in the privileged areas of the Observatory’s activities.

The underlying dynamics of political structures and processes, emergence of political elites, alterations of political and social structures, as well as the articulations between the political power and civil society are researched autonomously from party trends and with the analytical and scientific independence which leads to reliable political analysis.

With a widen and multilateral scientific body, an independent and internationalized action which currently scientifically characterises it, the Political Observatory affirms itself as a centre for excellence in political studies. Thus, the Observatory has the perfect conditions needed for interdisciplinary cooperation. The viability of a welcoming space has consolidated and has given visibility to the research area dedicated to Political Studies, featuring lecturers, PhD students and young researchers of Political Studies, who work on four strategic goals:

  1. Publication of the Portuguese Journal of Political Science
  2. Internationalization of research in the three cycles of studies (BA, MA and PhD)
  3. Constitution of a specialised library
  4. A research structure, divided in projects, groups and international research networks.

Main Dates

2017

April

09.04 Opening of “Call for Papers” for the Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política, numbers 9 and 10.

07.04 Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Marta Ceia, at “Jornal 2″ of RTP 2 channel, commenting on US military intervention in Syria.

04.04 Release of the e-Working Paper #70 by the Associated Member Maria Ejarque Albuquerque with the theme “Mali peace process. Constitutional impliations of the Algiers peace process agreement”.

March

30.03 Closure of the applications for the 3rd phase of the VI Program of Academic and Curricular Internships in the Political Observatory.

22.03 Launch of the VIII OPen Arena Newsletter, dedicated to the theme “Desumanidade XXI”.

10.03 Opening of applications for the 3rd phase of the VI Program of Academic and Curricular Internships at the Political Observatory.

09.03 Release of the e-Working Paper #69 by the Associated Member Marina Finger with the theme “”A liderança e o gênero na media política brasileira: Dilma Rousseff e as eleições de 2014″.”

06.03 Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Ricardo Cabral Fernandes, as one of the guest speakers at the conference on the theme “A Crise dos Refugiados”, made by the Social Action Group of the Instituto Superior Técnico (GASIST), and which the Political Observatory was an institution associated with.

February

02.02/03.02 Participation in the International Congress of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), with the theme “Leadership and Decision Making of the Elites”, took place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law. The Political Observatory as an Associate Institution was represented at the Plenary Conference “Psychology of the Vote” with the participation of Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento on February 2nd. On 3 February, researchers Alexandra Martins, Cristiana Oliveira, Patrícia Tomás and Samuel Paiva Pires participated in Laboratory III “Research in Political Studies”.

01.02 Availability of e-Working Paper # 68 by the Associated Member Jorge Botelho Moniz with the theme “The study of religious subjects by political science: analysis of the contents of European political science journals between 2010-2015″.

January

10.01. Participation of the Researcher and member of the Scientific Council of the Political Observatory, Professor José Adelino Maltez, at TVI 24 channel, commenting the death of former President of the Republic and former Prime Minister Mário Soares.

09.01. Presentation of the book “Liberdade, Pátria e Honra”, by the Researcher and member of the scientific council of the Political Observatory, Professor José Adelino Maltez, at the Geography Society of Lisbon.

03.01. Release of the e-Working Paper #67 by the Associated Member Alberto Cunha with the theme “Paving the New Silk Road: The evolution of the Sino-German strategic partnership”.

2016

December

22.12. Launch of IX Newsletter OPen Arena, dedicated to the theme ”A incerteza da nova ordem mundial”.

15.12. Closure of the applications for the 2nd Phase of the VI Program of Academic and Curricular Internships in the Political Observatory.

02.12. Realization of the annual General Assembly of the Political Observatory.

Release of the e-Working Paper #66 by the Associated Member Orlando Coutinho with the theme “Representação Política e Democracia: uma análise do panorama político contemporâneo a partir de Hanna Pitkin”

November

30.11. Opening of the applications for the 2nd Phase of the VI Program of Academic and Curricular Internships in the Political Observatory.

26.11. Participation of the PhD researcher and member of the scientific council of the Political Observatory, Professor Jose Adelino Maltez, at SIC Notícias, commenting the death of Cuban leader, Fidel Castro.

17.11. Launch of the VIII OPen Arena Newsletter, dedicated to the theme “Crise, Segurança e Ambiente”.

15.11 Distribution of the Portuguese Journal of Political Science 2016 | Number 6

02.11. Release of the e-Working Paper #65 by the Associated Member, José Pedro Almeida with the theme  “A evolução do direito de sufrágio na história constitucional portuguesa”.

October

07.10. Release of the e-Working Paper #64 by the Associated Member Patrícia Tomás with the theme  “As motivações que levam os jovens a aderir aos partidos políticos em Portugal”.

Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, José Miguel Bettencourt, of RTP 1 channel, commenting on the election of the new Secretary General of the ONU.

September

20.09. Closure of the applications for the 1st Phase of the VI Program of Academic and Curricular Internships in the Political Observatory.

15.09. Availability of e-Working Paper #63 by the Associated Member Emmanuel Cortês with the theme “Porquê o conflito armado em Moçambique? Enquadramento teórico, dominância e dinâmica de recrutamento nos partidos da oposição”.

Closing Session of Call for Papers from Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política | Portuguese Journal of Political Science, number 7.

08.09. Opening of applications for the 1st phase of VI Program of Academic and Curricular Internships at the Political Observatory.

August

30.08. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Bernardes, in RTP 3 channel, commenting the process of presidential destitution in Brazil.

July

16.07. Participation of the Associated Researcher of the Political Observatory, Marta Ceia, in RTP2 channel, commenting the attempted coup in Turkey.

June

24.06. Availability of e-Working Paper #62 by the Associate Member, João Sampaio with the theme  “A Evolução dos Conflitos e da Ordem Mundial num Mundo Multipolar”.

May

25.05. Release of the e-Working Paper #61, by the  Associate Member, Verónica Ferreira with the theme, “Representações mediáticas da “noite que mudou a Alemanha”: A violência sexual como veículo de Islamofobia?”

17.05. Beginning of Spring Research School, Seminar on internationalization of teaching Political Observatory in partnership with Sam Nunn School of International Affairs GATECH, which took place on May (17, 18, 20).

April

20.04. Opening of Call for Papers from Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política, number 7.

16.04. Institutional Partnership of the Political Observatory with the National Meeting of Students of International Relations 2016 (University of Coimbra).

13.04. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Patrícia Oliveira, at the ISCTE-IUL Employability Forum, in a conversation with the theme “what the organizations expect from a recent graduate.”

01.04. Availability of the e-Working Paper #60 “(E/I)migrantes e retornados em Portugal: Direitos Humanos, Geopolítica e os Fluxos Migratórios (Do Estado Novo à Democracia) ” by the Associate Member Ana Campina.

March

18.03. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Patrícia Oliveira in RTP3 channel, commenting the European cooperation against terrorism.

Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Bernardes in RTP3 channel, commenting the Political Crisis in Brazil.

10.03. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Professors José Adelino Maltez, Cristina Montalvão Sarmento Marco Lisi and the moderator Professor Pedro Fonseca, in the event organized by the Political Science Core of ISCSP ULsboa “À conversa sobre o Presente e o Futuro da Ciência Política”.

Participation in the VIII Congress of APCP – Associação Portuguesa de Ciência Política, between 10 and 12 of March in FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The Political Observatory was represented by the associate researcher, Luís Elias in the panel “Segurança Interna: desafios conceptuais e políticos” and the Professor José Fontes, Master Eduardo Pereira Correia and the Master Raquel Duque, in the panel “Segurança e Defesa – Contexto, ameaças e políticas públicas.

07.03. Release of the e-Working Paper #59 by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Hugo Ferrinho Lopes, with the theme  “Os conceitos de Liberdade e Segurança em Thomas Hobbes: conjunção ou disjunção?”.

February

12.02. Participation in TEDxTalks of the International Scientific Board member of the Political Observatory, Kirk Bowman (GATECH, Georgia, USA), in regard of his collaboration in the project “Miratus – Rise Up&Care, Brasil – “The World doesn’t need another new non-profit”.

11.02. Release of Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política, number 5.

January

25.01. Conclusion of the applications for the 2ª phase of the V edition of the Internship Program.

18.01. 7ª Edition of Winter School (18-22 Jan.) with a seminar of internationalization in education, organized by the Political Observatory in partnership with  Sciences Po – Campus de Poitiers, with the theme “Regards Atlantiques sur le Monde Contemporain”.

12.01. Opening of the 2ª phase of the V edition of the Internship Program.

2015 

Dezembro

31.12. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Alain Montalvão Lantoine in Económico TV channel, commenting the security and fight majors against terrorism in the celebrations of the New Year ’s Eve.

16.12. Release of the Working Paper #58 by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Ana Rita Dias, with the theme  “Nacionalismo e desafios contemporâneos”.

15.12. Release of the book “Segurança Energética e Segurança Climática: Dois Mundos em Colisão”, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Professor Pedro Fonseca and presented by the Engineer Jorge Moreira da Silva.

09.12. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Eduardo Pereira Correia, as invited moderator in the conference, “Novas estratégias para a prevenção da violência na América Latina” – promoted by Casa da América Latina e Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna,  institucional partners of the Political Observatory.

November

26.22. Release of the book “A Estratégia Nuclear Norte-Americana: evolução e tendência”, by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Master Adérito Vicente.

07.11. Organization of the colloquium, “A Democracia Portuguesa durante a Crise. A visão da sociedade civil” by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Master Carlos Alves.

October

30.10. Release of the e-Working Paper #57, by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Tiago Rego Ramalho, with the theme “Pólis, Participação Política e as Mulheres: John Stuart Mill”.

September

30.09. Release of the e-Working Paper #56, by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Ricky Apolo, with the theme “Os desafios da segurança comunitária africana”.

25.09. Conclusion of the applications for the 1ª phase of the V edition of the Internship Program.

15.09. Opening of the 1ª phase of the V edition of the Internship Program.

10.09. Release of Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política, number 4.

August

21.08. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Ricardo Cabral Fernandes in RTP2 channel, commenting the anticipated elections in Greece.

16.08. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Bernardes in RTP2 channel, commenting the recent political and social dynamics in Brazil.

July

27.07. Release of the e-Working Paper #55, by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Joana Lemos Silva, with the theme“O retorno da Aliança Celestial: interdependência económica e a questão energética”.

 21.07. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Professor Manuel Filipe Canaveira in RTP2 channel, commenting reopening of USA Embassy in Cuba.

09.07. Summer Lecture with the theme, tema “A importância dos contributos da teoria clássica das elites e a sua aplicabilidade no séc.XXI”, presented by the Investigator of the Political Observatory, Professor Sandra Balão.

08.07. Release of da OpenArena nº7 to the Associate Members of the Political Observatory.

01.07. Reception of two Academic Summer Internships ( that will occur in July).

June

30.06. Release of the Working Paper #54, by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Rodrigo Oliveira, with the theme “Comunicação, Opinião Pública e Formação de Preferências Eleitorais”.

07.06. Conclusion of the project “Spoils and Archives Tito de Morais”, a partnership between the Political Observatory and the Manuel Tito de Morais Association,

03.06. III Seminary OP/ISCPSI “Liberdade e Segurança”.

01.06. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Bernardes in Económico TV channel, commenting the regional and municipal elections in Spain.

May

30.05. Release of the e-Working Paper #53, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Professor João Catarino, with the theme “Competitividade fiscal em economia aberta”.

23.05. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Patrícia Oliveira in RTP2 channel, commenting the European Agenda for Migration.

19.05. Participation of the Director of the Political Observatory, Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento in SIC Notícias channel, commenting the violence in sport.

11.05. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Marta Ceia in RTP2 channel, commenting the proposals of the European Commission to resolve the immigration crises in the Mediterranean.

08.05. The Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Marta Ceia, was the main speaker in the public session of the Master in Leadership- Persons and Organization, subordinate to the theme “The Importance in Strategic Comunication”.

 April

27.04. Beginning of the Advance Formation Course ““O Poder das Ideias”.

22.04. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Bernardes in Económico TV channel, commenting the proposals and previsions of Partido Socialista.

16.04. The Political Observatory was present in the IV Latin America-Europe-Africa Strategic Encounter, organized by IPDAL.

12.04. The Political Observatory is a partner in the Humanitarian Rights course organized by ELSA – The European Law Student’s Association. The Political Observatory participates with the Associate Researcher, Maria João Cabrita and the Associate Member Raúl Braga Pires.

March

23.03. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Bernardes in Económico TV channel, commenting the recent declarations of the prime-minister.

20.03. Conclusion of the applications for the 3ª phase of the IV edition of the Internship Program.

20.03. Conclusion of the Advance Formation Course ““O Poder das Ideias”, organized by the Political Observatory.

15.03. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Bernardes in RTP2 channel, commenting the riots against the President of Brazil Dilma Rouseff and the corruption in Brazil.

05.03. Opening of the 3ª phase of the IV edition of the Internship Program.

Signing of the colaboration protocol between the Political Observatory, in the person of the Director, Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento, and the Open University, represented by the Dean, Professor Paulo Sousa Dias.

February

22.02. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Manuel Filipe Canaveira in RTP2 channel, commenting the future of Greece.

14.02. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Marta Ceia in RTP2 channel, commenting the attack in Denmark.

12.02. Release of the e-Working Paper #52, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Ricardo Cabral Fernandes with the theme “A Crise e o Romper do Rotativismo: O Caso do Syriza na Grécia”.

January

30.01. The Facebook page of the Political Observatory achieves 4000 fans.

29.01. Release of the e-Working Paper #51, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Mariana Carmo Duarte with the theme “Cultura, Pluralidade e Democracia”.

27.01. Closing session of the Course “Communication, Crisis and Security”.

26.01. Opening of Cours Séminaire OP/ Science Po with the theme, “Relações Internacionais, Segurança e Mundialização (RISM)”, Organized by the Political Observatory, in partnership with Science Po – Campus de Poitiers.

09.01. Release of the e-Working Paper #50, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Catarina Sampaio Rolim with the theme “Divulgando a Cultura do Observatório Político: Os Cursos”.

2014

December

03.12. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Alain Montalvão Lantoine in the event NOVA Debate: “Estado Islâmico. Desvios discursivos, migrações forçadas e consequências regionais”.

01.12. Opening of the 2ª phase of the IV edition of the Internship Program.

November

28.11. Participation of the Associates Researchers of the Political Observatory, Vitor Ramon-Fernandes, Master Alain Montalvão Lantoine and master Adérito Vicente, as well the academic internship Ricardo Fernardes in the event  PORTUGAL-MUN in the Lusíada University of Lisbon.

26.11. Release of the e-Working Paper #49, by the Associate Member of the Political Observatory, Master João Carlos Bandeira with the theme “Diferendo Internacional: Dodko ou Takeshima”.

22.11. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Eduardo Pereira Correia in RTP Informação channel, commenting the detention of José Sócrates.

18.11. Beginning of the Course of Advance Formation in Communication, Crisis and Security.

13.11. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Ana Filipa Guardião in Económico TV channel, commenting the Political situation in Spain.

11.11. Release of the e-Working Paper #48, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master André Saramago with the theme “The Colonization of Critique: Habermas Over-Reliance on Systems Theory and Its Implications for Critical Theory”.

06.11. Presentation of the book “A Caminho da República – Imagens que mudaram a face da opinião pública portuguesa”, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Jorge Botelho Moniz in FCSH-UNL. Presentation by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Professor Manuel Filipe Canaveira and by the author.

October

19.10. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Alain Montalvão Lantoine in RTP2 channel, commenting the Hong Kong protests.

16.10. International Conference, Plunging Into Turmoil: Social Sciences and the Crisis, organized by the Political Observatory in partnership with CAPP/ISCSP-UL, that had the presence of Professor Andrew Linklater.

11.10. Opening of the registrations to the Course of Advance Formation in Communication, Crisis and Security organized by the Political Observatory.

09.10. The Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política (RPCP) of the Political Observatory nº3 is sent to the Associate Members.

04.10. Opening of the registrations in the Plunging Into Turmoil: Social Sciences and the Crisis Conference, organized by the Political Observatory.

03.10. Opening of the Call for Paper of  Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política (RPCP).

Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Gonçalves Bernardes in RTP Information channel, commenting the Brazilian Presidential Election.

Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Gonçalves Bernardes in TSF Radio, commenting the Brazilian Presidential Election.

02.10. Conclusion of the project “Espólio e Arquivo Manuel Tito de Morais”.

01.10. Presentation of the book from the Political Observatory Studies Collection: “Portugal e as Organizações Internacionais – Comportamentos, Mensagens e Impactos.”

September

20.09. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Gonçalves Bernardes in Económico TV channel, commenting the Tecnoforma case and the Partido Socialista primaries.

15.09. Nomination of the Director of the Political Observatory, Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento, as responsible to organize the XXIV encounter of AULP, in Macau, on the 17nd-19nd of September by the President of the Board of Administration of the Association of Portuguesa-Speaking Universities.

11.09. Participation of the Political Observatory in the XVII International Congress of AHILA, represented by the Director of the Political Observatory, Professors Cristina Montalvão Sarmento and Lúcia Maria Paschoal de Guimarães, member of the International Scientific Council, the Associate Researcher, Professor Manuel Filipe Canaveira and the Associate Researcher, Master Ana Filipa Guardião.

10.09. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Gonçalves Bernardes in Económico TV channel, commenting the debate between Costa and Seguro in the  Partido Socialista primaries.

04.09. Opening of the IV edition of the Internship Program, that will occur from October to January of 2015.

02.09. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Marta Ceia in Económico TV channel, commenting the new European Commission and the European Council.

01.09. Release of the e-Working Paper #47 by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Filipa Brandão, with the theme, “ The Urban Milineu and Tis Slaying”.

August

22.08. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Alain Montalvão Lantoine in RTP2 channel, commenting the humanitarian help provide by Russia in Luganks, Ukraine.

15.08. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Bruno Bernardes, in Económico TV channel, commenting the decisions of the Constitutional Court.

July

28.07. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Alain Montalvão Lantoine in RTP Informação channel, commenting the conflict in Gaza Strip.

24.07. The Director of the Political Observatory, Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento, it is elected member of the direction of the RC 15 Political and Cultural Geography da IPSA.

19.07. Participation of the Political Observatory in the IPSA – XXIII Congresso Mundial da Associação Internacional de Ciência Política, in Montréal, Québec, Canadá.

17.07. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Patrícia Oliveira in RTP Informação channel, commenting the fall of the Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine and the Israel offensive  in the Gaza Strip.

Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Alain Montalvão Lantoine,  in RTP Informação channel, commenting the fall of the Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.

June

26.06. Release of the e-Working Paper #46 by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Camila Rodrigues, with the theme “Participação e Qualidade da Democracia no Portugal Democrático: O Caso do Realojamento no Bairro de Santo António, em Camarate”.

11.06. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Patrícia Oliveira in RTP2, commenting the situation of Al Qaeda in Iraq.

05.06. Presence of the Political Observatory as co-organizer of the Colloquy International- Humans Rights and Democracy, in the Universidade Aberta, in Lisbon.

 03.06. Release of the e-Working Paper #45 by the Associated Member, Victor Correia, with the theme “A Dicotomia Público-Privada”.

May

27.05. Opening of the Call for Paper, in order to participate in the Conference, “Plunging Into Turmoil – Social Sciences and the Crisis” that will count with the presence of the Professor Andrew Linklater.

15.05. Beginning of the Spring Research School, exchange program of the Political Observatory with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs – Georgia, USA.

13.05. Presentation of the book ”O Direito Quotidiano Estável – Uma Questão de Direitos Humanos” by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Professor José Fontes, in the Mário Soares Foundation in Lisbon.

09.05. Establishment of a partnership between the Political Observatory and the Oxford School Language Institute.

Release of the e-Working Paper #44, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Paulo Cunha Dinis with the theme “Geórgia e Ucrânia unidos pelo passado Soviético e o Secessionismo Interno”.

08.05. Opening of the Call for Paper, in order to participate in the Conference, Plunging Into Turmoil – Social Sciences and the Crisis.

04.05. Opening of the registrations to the Course: “Formação Avançada de Democracia e Gestão Autárquica.”

April

29.04. Presentation of the book “O Direito Quotidiano Estável – Os Direitos Humanos, da autoria do Presidente da Assembleia Geral do Observatório Politico”, by the Professor José Fontes in the CACE – Centro Cultura do Porto.

23.04. Release of the e-Working Paper #43, by the Phd Associate Researcher Professor António Horta Fernandes with the theme “Conceito Estratégico de Segurança e Defesa Nacional (CEDN) or “Conceito Estratégico de Segurança Nacional (CESN)? Um falso dilema.”

21.04. Clonclusion of the Cours Séminaire OP/ Science Po, with the theme, Relações Internacionais, Segurança e Mundialização (RISM), Organized by the Political Observatory in partnership with the Science Po – Campus de Poitiers.

16.04. Participation in the book market of the APCP about the VII Congress of the Portuguese Association of Political Science: Contexts and Formulas, that had taken place in the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra.

15.04. Admission of new academic interns in the Political Observatory, at the III edition of the Internship Program.

10.04. Establishment of a partnership between the Political Observatory and the Bocage Theater.

09.04. Release of the e-Working Paper #42, by the Associate Researcher, Carlos M.J Alves, with the theme: “Raymond Aron: um construtivista ‘avant la lettre’?”

08.04. Participation of the Political Observatory in the III Encounter “Triângulo Estratégico: América Latina – Europa – África”, organized by the Instituto para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento da América Latina (IPDAL).

07.04. Interview with the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Patrícia Oliveira in RTP2 channel, commeting the situation in Ukraine.

March

31.03 Partnership between the Political Observatory and ISCTE – IUL, for the presentation of the Political Observatory and his activities to college students.

Establishment of a partnership between the Political Observatory and the Alliance Française.

Establishment of a partnership between the Political Observatory and the Centro Europeu de Línguas.

24.03. Release of the e-Working Paper #41, by the Associate Researcher, Master Carlos M.J Alves, with the theme: “O envolvimento democrático de movimentos sociais”

12.03. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Professor Manuel Filipe Canaveira in RTP Information channel, commenting the events in Crimea.

10.03. Presentation of the book from the collection of Political Studies of the Political Observatory,“ Utopia Realista”, by the Professor Maria João Cabrita.

04.03. Participation of the Political Observatory in the colloquium  “Shattering Iberia – Cultural Responses to an Ongoing Crisis” organized by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese from the Universidade of Califórnia, Berkeley.

04.03. Release of the e-Working Paper #39 by the academic interns Pedro Sobral and Rui Coelho with the theme: “POLITIPÉDIA – Reportório Português de Ciência Politica”.

February

28.02. Opening of the III edition of the Internship Program (one application selected for a Curricular Internship and three nominations for an Academic Internship), that will occur from April to June of 2014.

12.02. Participation of the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Patrícia Oliveira in RTP Information channel.

04.02. Release of the e-Working Paper #39, by the Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory, Master Marta Ceia, with the theme: “A Comunicação Estratégica da NATO”.

January

30.01. Presentation of the book “A Biografia e o Poder: Carreira Politica no Parlamento Português” by the associate researcher Master Bruno Bernardes.

22.01. Beginning of the Advanced Course in Diplomacy in Latin America – 2nd Edition (Renewed Program), organised by the Political Observatory with the support of the Lusiada University of Lisbon, as host entity. This course had the collaboration of IPDAL – Institute for the Promotion and Development of Latin America and of the Latin America House, as institutional partnership.

21.01. Opening of the Cours Séminaire OP/ Science Po, with the theme, “Relações Internacionais, Segurança e Mundialização (RISM)”; organized by the Political Observatory in partnership with Science Po – Campus de Poitiers.

13.01. Fifth edition of the Autumn/Winter School.

10.01. Release of the book “Entre África e a Europa: Nação, Estado e Democracia em Cabo Verde”, organized by the Director of the Political Observatory, Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento and the associate researcher Master Suzano Costa. Presented by the Professor Adriano Moreira and the Professor Eduardo Vera-Cruz Pinto.

03.01. Beginning of the 2nd Phase of the III Internship Program (one application selected for a Curricular Internship and three nominations for an Academic Internship.

2013

December

23.12. Selection of candidates for the 2nd Phase of the III Internship Program@OP.

19.12. General Assembly of the Political Observatory. 2012 Account and Activities Reports unanimously approved.

04.12. Launch of the Portuguese Journal of Political Science, number 2.

November

29.11. The Political Observatory, in partnership with the Geopolitical Portuguese Center and the Trade and International Relations Observatory, was represented by its Director, Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento and by the associate researcher, Master Alain Montalvão Lantoine in the Seminar “Portugal and Geopolitics: elements of study”, in ISCIA (Aveiro).

26.11. In partnership with the QUIDGEST – Management Association, the Political Observatory promotes the call for Prémio Decidir Melhor – Prémio para as melhores obras sobre o modelo de decisão.

25.11. Call for applications for the 2nd Phase of the III Internship Program@OP, Academic and Curricular Internships in Political Observatory, between January and March 2014.

16.11. Participation of the Political Observatory, as institutional partner, in the 1st Congress of the Civil Society, subordinated to the theme A Vez dos Cidadãos, in ISCTE-IUL. Master Patrícia Oliveira, Master Suzano Costa and Master Bruno Gonçalves Bernardes represented the Political Observatory.

04.11. Release of the book from the Political Observatory collection, Orçamento Participativo – Leituras Comparadas entre Brasil e Portugal, by the Political Observatory PhD Researcher Professor Marta Nunes da Costa and by the researchers Angela de C. Correia Gomes and Rui Pereira Gomes.

October

31.10. Book Presentation: “Cultura Política e Práticas de Cultura”, coordinated and organised by the associate researcher Dr. Carlos Vargas, in the scope of the Festival Doc Lisboa ’13, which took place in the Apordoc Space, Galvaias Palace.

28.10. Beginning of the Advanced Course in Crisis and Security, an institutional partnership of the ISCSPI – Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security.

24.10. Participation of the Political Observatory in the 39th International Conference on Social Theory, Politics and Arts (STPA), in Seattle. The Political Observatory was represented by its Director, Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento and by Associate Researchers, Master Ana Filipa Guardião, Master Catarina Gama, Marter Patrícia Oliveira and Dr. Carlos Vargas.

24.10. The Political Observatory Facebook page reaches 3000 fans.

10.10. Signature of a Cooperation Protocol with the QUIDGEST – Management Software.

08.10. Thematic Breakfast, promoted by the Embassy of Canada in Lisbon, was attended by the Director of the Political Observatory, Professor Cristina Montalvão Sarmento and by the associate researcher, Master Jorge Botelho Moniz.

01.10. Beginning of the 1st phase of the III Internship Program@OP (one apllication selected for a Curricular Internship and three nominations for an Academic Internship).

September

23.09. Signature of a Cooperation Protocol with the Institute of Contemporary History through the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon.

20.09. Call for applications for the 1st phase of the III Internship Program@OP, Academic and Curricular Internships, in Political Observatory.

09.09. Beginning of the Intensive Insttroduction to Politics Course.

August

24.08. Signature of a Cooperation Protocol with the Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil.

July

17.07. Signature of a Cooperation Protocol with CEEHC – European Center for the Study of Constitutional History.

May

20.05. Beginning of the Political and Strategic Communication Course, in an institutional partnership with SEDES – Association for the Economic and Social Development and with the institutional support of the CIAC – Centre for Research in Arts and Communication.

April

16.04. Launch of the 2nd Phase of the Internship Program in the Archive Tito de Morais.

01.04. Beginning of the 3rd phase of the II Internship Program@OP, from April to July, 2013, (two applications selected for a Curricular Internship and one application selected for an Academic Internship).

March

27.03. Selection of the applications for the 3rd Phase of the II Internship Program @ OP.

27.03. ISCTE-IUL Academy. Collaboration to mini-internships and intensive training in preparation for entry into university.

15.03. Institutional support in the initiative Audax – Center for Entrepreneurship at ISCTE, 2nd edition of the advanced training program in Cultural Entrepreneurship and Creative Industries – Creative DNA.

12.03. Signing of a Collaboration Agreement for Masters and/or PhD in Political Science, between the Political Observatory and ISCTE-IUL.

12.03. Official opening ceremony of the Advanced Training Course in Human Rights: Between Principles and Practices, a partnership between the Political Observatory and the Geography Society, Lisbon.

February

25.02. Call for applications for the 3rd Phase of the II Internship Program@OP, Academic and Curricular Internships, in Political Observatory.

21.02. Launch of the Newsletter No. 1, Open Arena.

15.02. Signature of the Protocol of Cooperation with the Center for Strategic of the CPLP, based in Maputo. The advancement of these institutional relationships come to contribute to the strengthening of lusophone relations, under the Political Observatory research axis Security and Strategy.

14.02. The Political Observatory Facebook page reaches 2000 fans.

05.02. Release of the Political Observatory Correspondent Researcher category

January

25.01. 1st Cycle Seminar , RISM (Relações Internacionais, Segurança e Mundialização), under the protocol between the Political Observatory and Sciences Po, University Campus in Poitiers.

14.01. 4th Edition of the Autumn/Winter School

04.01. Beginning of the 2nd phase of the II Internship Program@OP, from January to March, 2013, (two applications selected for a Curricular Internship and two nominations for an Academic Internship).

01.01. Launch of Politipédia – Portuguese Repertory of Political Science.

2012

December 

26.12. Selection of the applications for the 2nd Phase of the II Internship Program @ OP (three selected applications); Selection of the applications for the internship in the Archive Tito de Morais.

11.12. Public presentation of the study “Renewal of the Politicization Spaces – Social Networks” – scientific advice for the Portuguese Parliament.

3.12. Closing Session of the Course of Diplomacy in Latin America, in Latin America House and Launching of the book “Cross Cultures in Portuguese – Vol II – Power Networks and Cultural Connections (Portugal-Brazil XIX-XX century).”

November 

17.11. Launch of the applications to the internship in the Archive Tito de Morais.

October

15.10. Opening session of the Course of Diplomacy in Latin America, in CLEPUL – Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon.

10.10. Launch of the book “Political Culture and Cultural Practices”.

5.10. Sending of the Political Observatory Associate Cards.

September

30.09. Opening of the exhibition “Album of Memories. Portuguese India 1954.1962 “in the Monument to the Discoveries.

25.09. Selection of candidates for the 1st Phase of the II Internship Program @ OP.

25.09. Internal pre-release of the Politipedia project.

22.09. Commemoration of the 1st Anniversary of the Political Observatory – Association for Research in Political Studies at the headquarters of Elias Garcia Avenue.

August

01.08. Acceptance of two unsolicited applications for internships in Political Observatory.

July

12.07. Last day of the XXII World Congress of Political Science – IPSA, Madrid

08.07. Beginning of the XXII World Congress of Political Science – IPSA, Madrid

June

29.06. Candidacy for grant funding Bags Papers for presentations at conferences in the U.S. (3/3 applications approved).

29.06. Last day of the call for papers for the No.2 of the Portuguese Journal of Political Science

02.06. Last day of the 23rd Slovenian Political Science Days (May 31 to June 2), Congress of the Association of Political Science of Slovenia, Political Culture in Focus of Political Sciences, Portorož.

Maio

31.05. Beginning of the 23rd Slovenian Political Science Days (May 31 to June 2), Congress of the Association of Political Science of Slovenia, Political Culture in Focus of Political Sciences, Portorož.

21.05. Beginning of the study program Spring Research School - Political Observatory/GATECH.

April 

25.04. Signing of a Cooperation Protocol with the Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Philosophy and Human Sciences of the Rio de Janeiro University, Brazil).

13.04. Signing of a Protocol with the Centro de Estudos da População, Economia e Sociedade (Centre for Studies on Population, Economics and Society).

March

14.03. Signing of a Protocol with the Centro de Investigação em Ciências Policiais (Research Centre for Police Sciences), of the Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna (Institute for Police Sciences and Homeland Security).

13.03. Signing of a Protocol with the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (Institute for Social and Political Sciences), of the Technical University of Lisbon.

08.03. Signing of a Protocol with the Centro Português de Geopolítica (Portuguese Centre for Geopolitics).

February

15.02 Signing of a Protocol with the Centro de Investigação em Artes e Comunicação (Research Centre for Arts and Communication) of the University of Algarve.

Signing of a Protocol with the Instituto de Ciência Política (Institute of Political Science) and the Centro de Estudos Avançados sobre Governança (Centre for Advanced Studies on Governance) of the University of Brasilia, Brazil.

Signing of a Protocol with the Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (Institute for Philosohy and Humanities) of the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

January

26.01. Signing of a Protocol with the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies, Pakistan.

2011

December

22.12. Selection of applications to the second phase of Internships@PO Programme.

20.12. Mailing of the Portuguese Journal of Political Science to the Political Observatory’s associate members.

16.12. Release of the book Livro Abecedário Simbiótico by José Adelino Maltez.

November

21.11. Launch of the new Political Observatory’s website.

09.11. Portuguese flag folding ceremony to Sciences Po Paris, represented by the Director M. Jacques De Champcshesnel.

October

26.10. Signing of the Cooperation Protocol with the Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais e Segurança (Portuguese Institute for International Relations and Security), represented by its Director Paulo Gorjão.

19.10. Signing of the Cooperation Protocol with Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa (Lusíada University of Lisbon), represented by the Director of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty, Professor Carlos Motta.

18.10. Visit to the Observatory’s headquarters by Doctor Corsino Tolentino, former Minister of Education of Cape Verde, Consultant of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation at the Instituto da África Ocidental (Western Africa Institute)

15.10. Visit to the Observatory’s headquarters by the Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation of Cape Verde and former Dean of UniCV, Doctor António Correia e Silva.

03.10. Beginning of the Internships@PO Programme, for the last trimester of the year (Oct-Dec 2001).

01.10. Agreement with the daily newspaper Financial Times (Portuguese Branch).

September
29.09. Presentation of the first print-outs for the Portuguese Journal of Political Science to the Professor José Adelino Maltez.

22.09. Opening of the Observatory’s activities, as a scientific association. Second general meeting of researchers. Opening of the Observatory to new Associate Members, through the payment of annual fees.

01.09. Opening of the Observatory’s new facilities in Lisbon.

August

31.08. Opening of the application process for the Internships@PO Programme.

29.08. Signing of a Protocol with the Associação Tito de Morais , in which its archive is trusted to the Observatory.

July
30.07. First call for papers for the Portuguese Journal of Political Science.

26.07. Signing of a Protocol with the Tiradentes University, Brazil.

June

12.06. Closing of the Observatory’s activities as a research unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, of the New University of Lisbon.

April

20.04. Launch of the Portuguese Journal of Political Science (ISNN 1647-4090).

February

18.02. Release of the first Political Observatory’s website.

January

Applications for project proposals regarding a financing partnership with the Foundation for Science and Technology.

2010

December

17.12. First general meeting of the Political Observatory, in order to set its priority actions and structure activities.

November

08.11. Second edition of the Autumn School.

October

30.10. First university exchange with the Institut D’Études Politiques (Sciences Po).

July

25.07. Agreement with the III University of Roma, following the agreement with University of Bucarest to implement the three party programme of MA in Politics and Diplomacy.

June

08.06. Registering of the Political Observatory as a research association for political studies.

Mars

30.03. Making of the three party project between the Political Observatory, the Federal University of Góias and the Salamanca Institute for Iberian Studies, in the scope of the doctoral college of Tordesilhas.

2009

November

08.11. First edition of the Autumn School.

September

20.09. Public launch of the Political Observatory to the students from DePOL and students of the 2nd and 3rd cycles of studies. Presentation of letters of intent from 74 founding members who wished to cooperate with the scope of activities of the Observatory.

July

09.07. Preliminary agreement with the University of Bucarest for the MA programme in Politics and Diplomacy.

June

15.06. Preliminary agreement with Science Po Paris, Poitiers Campus, for the making of an annual course with a one-week duration in Portugal, integrated with the lecturing activities of the first cycle of studies, focusing on iberian-american studies.

April

22.04. Opening of the facilities granted for the functioning of the Political Observatory, I&D Building of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, 4th floor, room 4.08.

Mars

23.03. Approval from the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, for the creation of an organic research structure, under the denomination of Political Observatory.

2008

28.01. Proposal to the Department of Political Studies for the creation of a unit for the development of research in the area of political studies.