Exploratory project: “Portugal: Environment on the Move” (PaeM)

START DATE: 1 April 2015

DURATION: in progress



Aims to catalogue, describe and analyse environmental conflicts in Portugal. We have strived, until now, to develop the work collectively and in partnership with the research institutions that launched this process, as well as citizens, associations, coalitions, movements, trade unions and other research groups that were or are involved in the conflicts mentioned, or work related to these issues. The project is an attempt to do science in way that is more sensitive to and engages citizens and society more, and to produce knowledge that contributes directly to environmental struggles. We selected nearly 60 cases for publication on the first version of the website. The selection covers a wide range of economic sectors, locations, actions and protagonists (the map and indicators on the cases can be accessed here). We also organised timelines that include these cases and important facts related to the environment in the Portuguese, European and global contexts.



International cooperation between: the Ecology and Society Lab (Ecosoc) of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, CES/UC), the Centre for Mineral Technology (Centro de Tecnologia Mineral, CETEM) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, MCTI), the Research Centrein Economic and Organizational Sociology, Social Sciences and Management Consortium (Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações, Consórcio Ciências Sociais e Gestão, SOCIUS-CSG) of the University of Lisbon (ISEG/UL) and researchers from various fields: anthropology, engineering, economy, history, journalism, law, social services and sociology.



Lúcia Fernandes & Sofia Bento (coordinators), Oriana Brás.

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