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Reflecting on the Church’s Social-Charitable Action with the Archbishop of Évora

We are challenged to have an ever-new and renewed look “at the margins”, beyond the reasonable border in the often hypocritical context of our society and culture; we are challenged to go to the limit, as Jesus was. Tiago Abalroado / D. Francisco Senra Coelho           Charity for the Church means “to look at the […]

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Students’ Perspectives About Climate Change: Sustainable Development Goal 13

When HEIs make a visible and active commitment for SD, students recognize the need to become part of this action and, in so doing, are able to develop skills to be applied in their future daily lives as professionals and citizens. Yet again, this underlines the role played by Higher Education Institutions in achieving SD […]

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Higher education and society: co-creation opportunities for sustainability and mutual transformation?

Knowledge transfer and innovation should be at the forefront when planning the future of higher education institutions (HEIs), with a growing emphasis on close articulation with different stakeholders, namely with other universities and polytechnics, institutions linked to the health sector and the business fabric through joint project development. Ana Marta Aleixo Companies around the world […]

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Human Rights: Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All

Surely it is difficult to list the situations that contribute/co-occur to the inequality gap, but what unites everything and underlines the need for reflection are the many characteristics that can place someone/some group in vulnerability and social disadvantage. Carlos Barros 10th of December marks the International Human Rights Day. This day marks the official recognition […]

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The Value in the Mission of Social Institutions

Value Creation in the Social Economy is nothing more than the consequence of the strategic options taken by organizations from the inside out, through the combination of resources and capabilities of their internal context and how it interacts with the various stakeholder conditions from the outside in, and the position assumed by it. Tiago Abalroado […]

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The new migratory flux from East Timor to Portugal: a police news?

Last September, I started to notice the first news about the rapid increase in the number of arrivals from East Timor, followed by the identification of some immigrants living and working in poor conditions in agricultural zones of Alentejo (south of Portugal)[1]. I’m not sure if the arrival of three thousand East Timorese people between […]

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Science, Development and Integrality

This integral awareness will promote a science more awake to the needs outside its academic walls, where its transference will be an excellent influence for Development in the various domains. Carlos Barros On 10 November is celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development[1]. This event, promoted by UNESCO, began in the outset of […]

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Why Strategy in Social and Solidarity Action (II)

The dynamic context in which we live leads to the need to build lasting and stable institutions, stimulating the adoption of strategies that enhance the growth of efficiency and effectiveness associated with providing their services.             Strategic Management emerges as the process through which an organization formulates and implements its strategy. Its implementation must […]

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Education through Art. The exhibition Equity as a search for Peace

Art takes on the character of expression of the Self, accessible not only to academics or specialists, instead it is a form of expression of freedom, of development of the values of Dignity and a way of promoting social progress. Carlos Barros Art is the most immersive experience between the ‘self’, the ‘other’ and the […]

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WHY STRATEGY IN SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ACTION (I)

We are talking about a set of bodies with a unique mission that materializes in developing specific social responses to meet the needs and deprivations of communities. The complexity of their role in society, the multiplicity of means that their action involves, the restrictions of different natures to which they are subject, the problems and […]

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