Categoria: Development

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Ageing: a social challenge?

The increasing awareness that in the western world more people are living to a later age, but that there may be fewer people available for the care required, has made it essential to consider attitudes and behaviours regarding ageism and cooperation with the most immediate network. Carlos Barros The difficulty to support various age groups has increased, creating pressure on what should be effective social support and solidarity – whether...

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Sustainable Development in Higher Education From the Student Perspective

In general, higher education institutions have not yet understood their responsibility in the field of SD, meeting the SGDs and Laudato Si’s goals, notably goal 5 – Ecological Education “re-thinking and re-designing curricular and institutional reform in the spirit of integral ecology to foster ecological awareness and transformative action”, as a response to the ecological crisis by redefining and rebuilding our relationships with each other and with our common home (considering the planetary limits of all socio-economic systems and the human roots of the ecology crisis).

Ana Marta Aleixo, UCP, 2022

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From Family to Society: Intergenerational Solidarity for Development

Despite the big steps that still need to be taken, there is added hope in the small steps, reflected in the fluidity of these families who tend to participate more and more and with less rigidity of roles. Carlos Barros Under a transdisciplinary approach, solidarity can be defined as a union of interests, sympathies and goals between members of a group. Such synergy prevents individual anomie, maintaining a connection between...

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