Bruno Reis

Bruno Reis


The Research Group designated PEOPLES AND STATES: BUILDING AND INTERACTIONS ‘s intends to contribute for the understanding of the international actors’ role, seen in its dynamic and evolutionary dimension, in its genesis and its multifaceted relationship.
By including the term PEOPLE we intend to focus on cultural identities underlying the political processes involved; by including the word STATES, we refer to the understanding the genesis of the states up to their contemporary settings, while this analysis is relevant to their role as actors in the international system, but without forgetting the existence and role of non-State actors, as are the cities, regions, dispersed communities, etc.
Hence also the expression BUILDINGS, trying to recover the history of the ways in which the political organization that we call state was formed, within a wider framework of relational INTERACTIONS, particularly in the traditional form of diplomacy, notwithstanding to pursue some research projects on issues of sovereignty and legitimacy, as well as on federalism in the European framework and the relations established within the CPLP.
The vast majority of projects and activities are developed with partners, Portuguese and foreign institutions.



Transnational social movements

Coord. Luís Moita; Associate researcher: Luísa Godinho; Methods adviser: João Paulo Feijó.


Consciencious Cosmopolitan strive to build up na open-minded global society

Coord. Helena Cristina Marques Nobre.In partnership with the Universidade de Aveiro (proposing institution). Project submitted to FCT R&D Projects Competition, ref PTDC/GES-GCE/2723/2020.


National Identity in Globalization: Perceptions, Constructions and Changes

Coord. Luisa Godinho. Partnership with Institute of National Defence (IDN). Project submitted to FCT R&D Projects competition, refª .


Media Societies of Portuguese Language

Coord. Bruno Reis. Partnership with the Center for Research in Media Practices and Skills (NIP-COM) of UAL and Eduardo Mondlane University of Mozambique, Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo of Brazil and the University of Cape Verde (UNI-CV).
– Project associated to the PhD PhD “Media and Society in the Context of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries” of the Department of Communication Sciences of UAL.


Laboratory on the image of Portugal in the world

Coord. Luisa Godinho.
– Study of perceptions and opinions on Portuguese Diplomats and Diplomats (2019) in Moita, L., Valença Pinto, L. e Pereira, P. (Eds). Estudo da Estrutura Diplomática Portuguesa. Lisboa: OBSERVARE-UAL., 2019.


The influence of the “Latin-American boom” in the Portuguese political thinking (1960-1970)

Coord. Nancy Gomes, Ana Maria da Costa Toscano and Isabel Costa Leite. Partnership with Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Center for Latin American Studies and Carlos Fuentes Library.


Factors and dynamics involved in school success and failure in UAL’s Master’s courses in “International Relations” and “Peace and War Studies

Coord. Ricardo Sousa. Partnership with Centre for Research in Didactics and Technology in Training of Trainers (CIDTFF) of the University of Aveiro.


The influence to regional integration (MERCOSUL) of political change in Argentina and Brazil

Coord. Filipe Vasconcelos Romão.


Cities and Regions, Portuguese Paradiplomacy

Coord. Luis Moita.
– MOITA, L. (Ed.). A internacionalização de Lisboa: paradiplomacia de uma cidade. Lisboa: OBSERVARE-UAL, 2017.
– VERA FERREIRA (2019). “A cooperação transfronteiriça na Eurorregião Galiza-Norte de Portugal” / “Cross-border Cooperation in the Galicia-Northern Portugal Euroregion”. Notes, JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 10, N.º 1, Maio-Outubro 2019.


The Portuguese Diplomatic Structure

Coords. Luís Moita, Luís Valença Pinto e Paula Pereira. Contributions from 16 national experts and which also includes four opinion polls.
– Moita, L., Valença Pinto, L. e Pereira, P. (Eds). Estudo da Estrutura Diplomática Portuguesa. Lisboa: OBSERVARE-UAL., 2019.


The relevance of migration for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Coord. Constança Urbano de Sousa. Partnership with Ratio Legis and co-financed by Camões, ICL.
– URBANO DE SOUSA, C. (ed.). The relevance of migration for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Lisboa: UAL, 2019.


History of Europe: Civilizations and International Relations

Coord. Alessando Saggioro (La Sapienza d Roma). Partnership with Universita di Roma La Sapienza-Itália (coord.) and Petru Maior University in Tirgu Mures of Romania.
– Projeto associado ao Dottorato in Storia dell’Europa de La Sapienza Università di Roma.


The Ibero-American Community 
Diplomacy in the Ancient Near East 
The Portuguese Diaspora as a strategic factor for the Portuguese foreign policy 
Cities and Regions: Portuguese paradiplomacy 
Federalism, ethno-nationalism and secessionism in Europe.


Diplomacy Alliances
Portuguese and Lusophone Diaspora
Cities and Regions as international actors


Bruno Reis (Coord.)
Alberto Arons de Carvalho
António José Seguro
Carlos Pedro Dias
Célia Quintas
Constança Urbano de Sousa
Daniel Rodrigues
Fernando Amorim
Filipe Vasconcelos Romão
Giuseppe Motta
Hélder Prior
João Henriques
João Paulo Feijoo
José Subtil
Lucas Freire
Luís Moita
Luisa Godinho
Marcos Pascotto Palermo
Margarida Calvinho
Maria João Tomás
Mohamed El Masry Badran
Nancy Gomes
Paula Lopes
Paulo Ferreira Gomes
Paulo Vicente
Reginaldo Rodrigues de Almeida
Sofia José Santos
Sofia Santos

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