HELOÍSA PERISTA (Coordination)
Sociologist, holding a PhD from the University of Leeds, and a senior researcher at CESIS – Centre for Studies for Social Intervention.
Equality of women and men has deserved a particular focus among her research areas. She has been involved in a large variety of projects and in several European networks, namely in the domain of the articulation between paid work and unpaid care work adopting a time use approach.
She assumes a coordination role of the research teams acting as national focal points, in Portugal, of the European Observatory of Working Life, EurWORK, and the European Monitoring Centre on Change, EMCC, promoted by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Eurofound; as well as of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, FRA.
She has also along record of work as an expert consultant and a trainer on gender equality.
Her working experience and expertise have deserved wide recognition, being often invited to participate as a speaker at seminars and conferences (in Portugal and abroad), as well as to act as a gender expert in peer review exercises, e.g. promoted by the European Commission, or in thematic networks or other specialist structures, e.g. within the scope of the European Institute for Gender Equality, EIGE.
The research activity developed over the last 30 years has led to a large number of publications at national and international level.
A few relevant publications:
Sociologist, and a senior researcher at CESIS – Centre for Studies for Social Intervention.
Her work has focused in different research domains such as: social policies, human rights, childhood and youth, ageing, and interculturality.
She has coordinated and participated in several projects adopting both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her experience also includes participation in multidisciplinary teams.
She is a member of the CESIS team acting as national focal point of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, FRA.
She has also a long record of work as an expert consultant and a trainer in different areas, with public and private organisations.
Her working experience and expertise have led to her participation as a speaker at seminars and conferences (in Portugal and abroad).
The main outcomes of the activity developed over the last 30 years have also been disseminated by publications, at national and international level.:
Degree in Sociology by Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL). Research assistant at CESIS – Centre for Studies for Social Intervention.
Over the last 15 years, she has participated in several national and European-level research projects, in domains such as: ageing, childhood and youth, human rights, and poverty and social exclusion.
She has also collaborated in evaluation and consultancy projects.
She is a member of the national team acting as focal point in Portugal of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
She co-authored publications and e-publications:
Sociologist, holding a degree in Sociology and Planning from the ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute. She is a research assistant at CESIS – Centre for Studies for Social Intervention.
She has been involved in a large variety of projects, such as the EQUAL projects “Social Dialogue and Equality in Companies” and “Different Publics Equal Opportunities”. In EU networks, such as EWCO – European Working Conditions Observatory and ERM – European Restructuring Monitor. At national level, she has been acting as a member of the Gender Equality Thematic Group RSOpt and the Technical Commission 179 - Family Responsible Organizations.
She has acted as a member of the technical evaluation team of the candidates to the ‘‘Igualdade é Qualidade’ (Equality is Quality) Award, promoted by Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE) between 2006 and 2010.
She has acted as trainer in the fields of gender equality in national projects relating to plans for gender equality, in the private sector and in the municipalities.
She is co-author of a set of publications dedicated to diagnosis, self-evaluation and promotion of good practices in gender equality:
Graduate in European Studies and Sociology, he has collaborated with various research centres such as SOCIUS/CSG – Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações, CIES – Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology and CESIS – Centre for Studies for Social Intervention. At CESIS, he is a member of the correspondent team in Portugal for EurWORK and EMCC, observatories of the Eurofound – European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, as well as a member of the national focal point team for the FRA – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. He teaches as a guest professor in the University of Lisboa and the Open University Portugal.
His research and teaching focus on issues of employment, gender and migration. He has earned his PhD in Economic and Organization Sociology from the School of Economics and Management at the University of Lisbon with a research project carried out between 2010 and 2014 about the dynamics of contemporary domestic service in Lisbon. He has spent periods as a visiting fellow in the Netherlands and Argentina. The results of his work are published in several journals and books.
Some relevant publications:
Sociologist, researcher at CESIS – Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social (Centre for Studies for Social Intervention).
He participated in numerous projects at the national and international level, especially in the fields of Social Policy and Social Protection, Migrations and Gender Equality. He has also developed training and evaluation activities, both in national and transnational contexts.
He currently represents Portugal in the European Social Policy Network, acts as national social expert within the Portuguese national correspondent team for the FRA – Fundamental Rights Agency and co-coordinates the study group ‘Poverty, social exclusion and social policy’, within the Portuguese Sociological Association. He has also represented Portugal in the European Expert Network for the Evaluation of the European Social Fund (2007-2013).
He has approximately 30 publications and e-publications: articles, books and book chapters at the national and international levels and he regularly participates, as a speaker, in seminars and conferences.
His latest publications include:
She holds a Master degree in African Studies: Economic and Social Development in Africa from Centro de Estudos Africanos, ISCTE and a Degree in Anthropology from Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
She is working in gender equality issues at the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE), since the end of 2003, coordinating and participating in several national and international projects in the field of gender equality, as well as preparing and submitting projects to funding programmes.
She represents CITE in working groups within the European Commission, such as, inter alia, the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men and the EQUINET - European Network of Equality Bodies.
She’s been producing information about CITE’s field of action to be included on the national implementation reports of international instruments, such as, inter alia, CEDAW, UPR, ILO Conventions, SEC, CESCR.
She has twelve years of experience in training coordination at FOR-MAR - Vocational Training Centre for Fisheries and Marine Affairs.
Tiago Pereira has a degree in sociology and a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management, both obtained in ISCTE.
At the professional level, he started, through an internship under the PEPAC, his activity in the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE), where he was between July 2010 and June 2011.
His career has passed later by a non-profit organization, working mainly in projects under European and EU funds, in various subjects, including those related to gender equality and the reconciliation of professional, personal and family life.
In 2013, he was for five months in Brussels doing a traineeship in the Directorate General Human Resources of the Council of the European, more specifically in the Equal Opportunities Office.
After the international experience, he came back to the Association where he had previously developed his professional activity.
In April 2014 he returned to CITE, where he is currently developing his activity in the area of projects and training.
Helena Carvalho is a sociologist and aggregate assistant professor at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon. She has the PhD in Sociology and the aggregation also in Sociology. She is the Director of School of Sociology and Public Policy at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon.
She coordinates a postgraduate in Data Analysis in Social Sciences. She is an expert in methodological issues and data analysis. She is a senior researcher at the CIES – Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-ISCTE-IUL).
Her area of research is focused inside the quantitative and multivariate methods for categorical and quantitative variables, mainly methods of interdependence and dependence and multilevel models.
She has coordinated and she has participated in several research projects, developing her skills of data analysis with quantitative methods.
She has published several books and several articles in Portugal and abroad:
Academic Education /Professional Specialization:
Work Experience In Gender Equality Issues:
Involvement With Gender Equality Bodies Network