Coordination of Scientific Projects

2018 – 2020
Project coordinator

The impact of immigration in the agricultural sector: the case of the Alentejo
• The integration of foreign workers in the Portuguese agricultural sector constitutes a paradox, given the decline of the rural environment. Based on a political economy perspective, the study assesses the impact of immigration on Portuguese agriculture in the 21st century, basing itself on the Alentejo region
• Research team: Dr Luísa Veloso (ISCTE-IUL), Dr Cláudia Pereira (ISCTE-IUL), Dr André Carmo (Universidade de Évora), Dr Alejandra Ortiz (ISCTE-IUL), Dr Alex Balch (University of Liverpool), Sandro Teixeira
• Duration: 23 months, budget: 37,544 €, financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.
• Partners: Audax-IUL, CIES-IUL

2016 – 2019
Project Coordinator
Support for and Opposition to Immigration in Portugal in a Comparative Perspective

• The project analyses the politicisation of immigration in Portugal from a comparative perspective with the objective of determining the reasons why potential conflicts concerning immigration become politicised, examining the role of both anti-immigration and anti-racist movements
• Research team: Dr Ana Belchior (ISCTE-IUL), Dr Joana Azevedo (ISCTE-IUL), Dr Didier Ruedin (University of Neuchatel), Professor Laura Morales (Sciences-Po), Dr Ornella Urso, Dr Alejandra Ortiz (ISCTE-IUL), Mariana Carmo Duarte e Sara Silvestre
• Duration: 36 meses (extended for a further 6 months), budget: 168,835 €, financed by The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)