Meeting with groups of the climate movement in Portugal

On July 11, the JustFutures team had the opportunity to meet with several groups of the climate movement in Portugal where the mapping of the movement recently launched on our website was discussed.

It was a meeting where we were able to talk to various groups about the usefulness of this mapping, and where we could hear various suggestions and comments about the state of the climate movement in Portugal and their needs. Members of Associação Zero, ClimAção Centro, Geota, Lisboa Possível, Movimento Ar Puro de Rio Maior, Movimento Transformers, Plataforma TROCA, Plataforma Já Marchavas, SOS Quinta dos Ingleses and SOS Terras do Cávado were present.

During this meeting we proposed the creation of a monitoring group with elements of the groups present so that they accompany us throughout the different phases of this research project.

Maria Fernandes-Jesus writes about democracy and youth participation in annual report

Maria Fernandes-Jesus contributed to the report The State of the Nation and Public Policies, an IPPS-Iscte initiative, published annually, which can be consulted here. Maria Fernandes-Jesus contributed with a chapter on democracy where she makes a diagnosis of democracy in Portugal and discusses the political participation of young people. In the same chapter, the author comments on the public consultation on the national lithium program. On July 21, a news article related to this work was published in the newspaper Público (A democracy deaf to the demands of citizens).

Maria Fernandes-Jesus presented “Youth climate movement in Portugal: political imaginaries in youth-led groups”

On July 7, Maria Fernandes-Jesus made a presentation on “Youth climate movement in Portugal: political imaginaries in youth-led groups” during the 27th Conference of the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS), organised by Iscte-iul and that this year happened online.

Anabela Carvalho was also an invited keynote speaker of the conference discussing “Climate policies and practices: critical discourse studies perspectives”.

JustFutures team members presented their work at the 28th International Conference of Europeanists

Several members of the JustFutures team recently presented their work at the 28th International Conference of Europeanists, which took place from June 29 to July 1 at Iscte-iul in Lisbon.

Anabela Carvalho made a presentation on “Political Positioning of Youth-Leaded Climate Change Activist Groups and Organizations in Portugal” with the collaboration of several team members.

Maria Fernandes-Jesus also participated in a roundtable to discuss “The urban environment of democracy”. Her intervention focused particularly on the urban challenges for climate justice and social movements in the city of Lisbon.

More information about the conference here.

PhD fellowship at JustFutures (UPorto, OPEN)

A call is open for one PhD Fellowship within our research project “JUSTFUTURES – Climate Futures and Just Transformations: Narratives and Political Imaginaries of Young People” (PTDC/COM-OUT/7669/2020).

The work will be carried out at at the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE) of FPCEUP, with local coordination of Carla Malafaia during 18 months.

Deadline: 12/07/2022

For more information on how to apply here.

Presentation at the 10th Congress of Science Communication

On May 12, 2022, Anabela Carvalho participated in the 10th Science Communication Congress SciComPt with a presentation on “Science(s) in Climate Activism’ with the collaboration of our new team member, Daniela Ferreira da Silva. The congress took place from 11 to 14 May 2022 at Parque Ciência e Tecnologia de São Miguel, Azores.

More information in the Congress abstract book and website.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship JustFutures (Iscte, Closed!)

We are accepting applications for 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention (CIS) of Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon.

All details can be consulted here.

Potential candidates must have:

  • A PhD in an area of social sciences and humanities (e.g., psychology; sociology, communication sciences, human geography) and obtained no more than 3 years ago.
  • Experience in qualitative and participatory methodologies.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English.

Deadline: 22nd of April 2022