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Education as a Catalyst for Change

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developing scholarship programmes, workshops, trainings and events that use informal, non formal and formal education in FCV contexts.


boosting science opportunities for people in FCV contexts


exploring the role of art in conflict transformation in FCV contexts


promoting a better understanding of the role of culture and cultural practices in conflict, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace.

fragility, conflict and violence contexts

“Fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) present a critical development challenge that threatens efforts to end extreme poverty in both low- and middle-income countries. By 2030, up to two-thirds of the world's extreme poor could live in FCV settings. Conflicts also drive 80% of all humanitarian needs. Violent conflict has spiked dramatically in the last decade, and the fragility landscape is becoming more complex. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen a series of massive setbacks to stability in regions across the world: from Asia and Africa to Latin America and the Caribbean and more recently in Eastern Europe. These latest developments add on to a multitude of risks affecting FCV settings, including food insecurity, climate change, rising inequality, demographic change, and the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic. [Furthermore], forced displacement is a developing world crisis, which must be addressed with collective action. More than 84 million people were estimated to be forcibly displaced by mid-2021 –before the war in Ukraine caused the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since the end of World War II” (World Bank website, Note updated in Apr 13, 2022)

Call for Applications

We are announcing the launch of a Call for Applications for a two-year scholarship programme in Portugal for Ukrainian Students and Students from Ukraine.

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With the sponsorship of GALP FoundationLogo Fundação GALP
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our people

Ana Santos Pinto

Secretary General

Amer Obied


Ana Margarida Nunes


Cláudia Pereira


João Jacinto

Financial Officer

Helena Barroco


Sofia Lourena

Deputy Chair

Pedro Bacelar


Cecília Sequeira

Deputy Chair

Teresa Baptista


Fernando Chau


Armanda Fonseca


Francisco Higino Antunes


our inspiration

Inspiration is what drives creativity, innovation and progress of all sorts. Inspirational leaders keep us fired up and motivated. They inspire us by their achievements but also by their attitude and values.

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"