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Institut d'Études Européennes
Av. Franklin D. Roosevelt, nº 39
Bureau 303
B- 1050 Bruxelles


Autre(s) adresse(s) :
Universidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
T: +32 (0) 650 34 49 - + 32 (0) 494 179 012 ULB

Membre de

  • Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales
  • Département de Science politique
  • Assistants - Corps scientifique
  • Chercheurs
  • Centre d'étude de la vie politique
  • Collaborateurs scientifiques


Membre du NICPRI
(Centro de Estudos de Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais)



2007 untill today (october. 2009) PHd Student of Political Science at the ULB (Brussels)
2005 Master of Arts in Anthropology, from the University of Minho. With distinctions. Thesis: “The power of political speech at the referendum on the regionalisation of Portugal in 1998”.
Obtained with highest distinction.

1995 BA in International Relations – Cultural and Political Relations, from the University of Minho (July).


2009 - BRIC Scholarship from ULB (June 2009)

2007 - 2010 PHD Research Scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology
(Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology).

1998 – 2001 Research Scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology).

Nov 1999 Research Scholarship granted by the London School of Economics.

1992 -1995 Merit-based undergraduate Prize, for the academic years 1996 – 1999, University of Minho.


Since July 2005 to September 2007
Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations, Department of International Relations and Public Administration, University of Minho, Portugal.

-Subjects taught:
Political Science I and II, European Institutions and Politics I and II, International Organizations I and II, International Economical Organizations, Theories of International Negotiation.

October 2001 to July 2005
Invited Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations, Department of International Relations and Public Administration, University of Minho, Portugal.

- Subjects taught:
European Economy; Economic Relations between the European Union and the ACP countries, European Institutions and Politics I and II, Political Science I and II, International Organizations.

From October 2005 to July 2007
Departmental Co-ordinator for the SOCRATES/Erasmus programme and other international mobility programmes for the areas of International Relations and Public Administration at the University of Minho. Duties include organisation of visits from Professors abroad.


Since October 2001
Invited Member of the Assembly of the European Regions (ARE) in Strasbourg.

From February 1998 to February 2001

Research Assistant at the Department of International Relations and Political Science at the University do Minho. Research project PRAXIS XXI: “The decentralization of the Portuguese state and the transnational emergent dynamics: opportunities and strategies”.

From October 1995 to June 1996
Research Internship
Internship at the International and European Relations Cabinet of the Portuguese Institute of Youth (Braga). Research Project undertaken: “The role of youth in the construction of the European Identity “(120 pages) which consisted of an empirical study with the most important European Non Governmental Youth Organizations.


Since 2001 Collaboration with the Assembly of European Regions. Privileged access to all working papers and conclusions from all meetings using a password given by the ARE, which allows me to go to the extra-net site through the net page: www.are-regions-europe.org .

July 2003 Summer Scholl, “International Relations, Globalization and citizenship: an European perspective”, organized by the Association of Universities of the North Region (AURN), in cooperation with the University of Minho and the University of Oporto.

April 2002 Training course, “The process of globalization and the EU: the place for Portugal”, in the total of 18 hours, organized by the National Institute for Administration (INA). Responsible for the course: Prof. Alain Tobelem.

Sept. 2001 International Summer School, “Citizenship and Identities in a Multilevel European Space,” organized by the European Centre Jean Monnet, University of Trento (Italy) and the University of Innsbruck (Austria).

Nov 1999 Participation at the European Programme EUSSIRF (The European Union Social Science Research Facility) in order to pursue research purposes for a 15 days period, at the London School of Economics (London).


2009 X French Political Science Congress. Grenoble. September 2009. "Regional etholinguistic mobilisation: the Case of Flanders".

2006 Organiser of the celebration of the United Nations Organisation's day with the sponsorship of the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, University of Minho.

2005-2006 Member of the Organisation Commission of the Round of Conferences “Citizenship in the Contemporaneous Political Thought”.
University of Minho, from September 2005 to April 2006.

2000 Organiser of the International Round Table, “The Decentralization in Comparative Perspective”, in collaboration with the Assembly of European Regions (ARE), which took place in Braga, at the University of Minho, on the 15th and 16th of June 2000. A wide range of specialists, politics and academics from Portugal, Scotland, Wales and France came to this round table: Professor Louglhin (Cardiff University), Hans de Belder (ARE), Caroline Roy (French Government), George Calder (Scottish Executive), Joseph Gallacher (Wales European Centre in Bruxelles) among others.

1995 Member of the Commission organizing the XXth Colloquium of the BA in International Relations. University of Minho


Portuguese: mother tongue.
French : second mother tongue. Has concluded the 7th year of the Alliance Française of Braga. Diplôme Supérieur d'Études Françaises Modernes - option littérature da Alliance Française de Paris (level C2).
English : very good level written and spoken (level C1.2- from the British Council, Brussels, July 2009 ).
Italian: intermediate, conversational (level B1, from the University of Minho, free courses, June 2007).
Flemish: initiation (level A2 - Institut Marie Haps - Brussels, June 2009)


Since 2005 Representative for academic personal (lecturers).
To July 2007 Section of Political Science and International Relations of the Department of International Relations and Public Administration, University of Minho.

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Présentation des recherches

General Research interest:

- European Regional Nationalisms
- European political regions
- Theories of Nationalism
- European Potical System

More specific interests (currently):

- Scottish and Flemish Regional Nationalisms and Europe