Democracy and Governance for the 21st Century

Group Coordinator

Research Projects

The Future of Democracy: transitions, security, perceptions and digital transformation - FutureDem

The FutureDem project is aimed at identifying the main challenges facing democracy at present and seeking possible responses to this new reality through three research lines: transitions and security; public perception and legal aspects; and digital challenges.

The objective is to research the evolution of the global order with a focus on the European Union with emphasis on its positive practices for the promotion of fundamental rights and democracy.

Maritime Awareness Forum

Sea Economy in Portugal strengthens the country’s national identity, prestige and its international affirmation. Law and International Relations constitute an essential part of its development. This project aims to provide adequate training and to disseminate high quality studies in these fields.

Security in a changing world: hybrid threats, societal resilience and disruptive thinking

This Project aims to advance research in the fields of Public International Law and International Relations in connection with international security by focusing specifically on the topic of hybrid threats.”

Health4All in the 21st Century

Research Project is a multidisciplinary partnership between IJP and FMUP which poses the fundamental question of ensuring the sustainability of the national health system in the face of the challenges of the 21st century. The Project researches issues relating to the beginning of life and medically assisted reproduction, criteria for healthcare rationing, raising public awareness of self-responsibility for health, the uses and risks of artificial intelligence in healthcare, and end-of-life policies, in order to contribute to the definition of public policies that ensure that sustainability while respecting the right to health and the dignity of the human being.

Comment on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

The aim of this project is to comment on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to produce the first lusophon Commentary to that Convention which allows a comprehensive and substantiated view of each of its Parties. Each Party is commented by lusophons researchers from Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Portugal, and three Spanish researchers.

Democracy and Fundamental Rights in a global world: The European Union's work

The present project is an extension of the “Jean Monnet European Module, The European Union as a global actor for Democracy and Fundamental Rights”, which aims to promote knowledge about the European Union. The Module has a Teaching component, co-financed by the European Union, and a research component.

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