EADI – European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes

EADI is the main professional network for Development and regional studies in Europe, which brings together a wide range of research centres on Development and International Cooperation, think tanks, national bodies and researchers from all over Europe. The network’s main objective is to facilitate dialogue between the various actors involved in this research area, identify needs and share ideas and information.

CESA is a member of this network.



OMR – Observatório do Mundo Rural

CESA signed a partnership with OMR with the aim of strengthening institutional ties with Mozambique for the purpose of research on the rural world.

ACEP – Associação para a Cooperação entre os Povos

CESA is a partner of ACEP in several initiatives, namely the edition of Mundo Crítico – Journal of Development and Cooperation and Journalism Fellowships for Development, among others, such as projects and conferences.

KIEP – Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

CESA established a memorandum of understanding with KIEP to outline the cooperation scheme between the two institutions. Cooperation under this memorandum may include the following activities: (a) joint investigation; (b) exchange of information; (c) exchange of Human Resources and (d) collaboration in academic activities.

Kapuscinski Lectures

CESA is the Portuguese institution that is part of the Kapuscinski Lectures network of universities – an initiative of the United Nations Development Program and the European Commission. Since 2009, 40 conferences have been organized with renowned researchers in the field of Development at several European universities, including ISEG in March 2012.


Synergies (important links)

AEGIS – Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies

AEGIS is a research network made up of European study centers that aims to create synergies between researchers and institutions. With a focus on Social and Human Sciences, AEGIS also intends to contribute to a better understanding of contemporary African societies.

CEMAf– Centre D’Études des Mondes Africains

CEMAf is an interdisciplinary laboratory (History, Ethnology, Legal Anthropology, Political Sciences), whose research focuses on the African continent and focuses on five thematic axes: Epistemology and knowledge, African mutations and globalization, States, spaces and memories, Configurations policies, identity mobilizations and religious dynamics, development and social constructions, environment and health.

Centre Émile Durkheim – Science Politique et Sociologie Comparatives

The Center Emile Durkheim is a mixed research unit, integrated at the University of Bordeaux. It is a laboratory that occupies an original position in the French scientific landscape, focused on development issues and the systematization of comparative methods in sociology and political science.

CODESRIA – Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

CODESRIA is a center based in Dakar, Senegal. Founded in 1973, it identifies itself as a pan-African independent research organization, focusing mainly on social science research in Africa.

EHESS – L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Founded in 1947, EHESS integrates 47 research centers, in which it focuses its scientific and editorial activity, privileging interdisciplinarity and transversality of domains and methods.

SOASSchool of Oriental and African Studies

SOAS, part of the University of London, is the only higher education institution in the United Kingdom specializing in studies in Asia, Africa and the Middle/Far East.



PLOTINA – Promoting gender balance and inclusion in research, innovation and training

African Development Bank Group

IESE – Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos

INEP – Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa (Guiné-Bissau)

H-Luso-Africa – Network for discussing Lusophone African Studies

CPS – Centre of Postcolonial Studies Universitá degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’

CESAC – Centro di Studi sul’Africa Contemporanea – Universitá degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’

NPPS – Network in Portuguese Postcolonial Studies ( Manchester)

PostColonial Studies Initiative – Centre for Humanities – Universiteit Utrecht (PCI)

Observatório da China

IOM – International Organization for Migration

Center for Global Development

Fundação Portugal-África

Conexão Lusófona

Revue Afrique Contemporaine

CIDAC – Centro de Intervenção para o Desenvolvimento Amílcar Cabral