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Cost of housing in Portugal has risen more than the European average since 2010Gonçalo Antunes was the expert invited to comment on the sharp increase in rents in Portugal in the PÚBLICO article. As he states, "this price increase [in rents] is sweeping across Europe and is conditioning the access to housing and the mobility of people".

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The number of requests for help from the elderly to APAV has been rising for three yearsAna Paula Gil, CICS.NOVA integrated researcher, intervenes in the Jornal de Notícias article on violence against older people. As the researcher states, "There is often an absence of a culture of rights and a presence of a culture of omission and neglect, which is normalized in institutional practices".

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An opportunity to rethink a safer, more inclusive, resilient and sustainable nightlife. Jordi Nofre is one of the authors of the opinion piece in which recommendations for a safe and sustainable re-opening of nightlife spaces are put forward to prevent them becoming a "new space conquered by the ecology of fear".

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The first episode of "Cenas do Gueto, Mocho Tá na Casa", a series on the history, art and residents of Quinta do Mocho, can now be watched. The Community Culture and Art promoted the launch of the ethnographic micro-documentary series "Cenas do Gueto, Mocho Tá na Casa".

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Women are slow to break through the "male world" of local politics. Ana Lúcia Teixeira was one of the specialists who shared her views in the PÚBLICO newspaper's article on inequality in the access of women to decision-making positions, particularly in the face of the Parity Law in the context of local elections. 

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Homeless women are more than they seem. Some identify themselves as mothers, although unaccompanied. The newspaper PÚBLICO shared some of the results of Sónia Nobre's PhD thesis in Human Ecology, entitled Women’s Homelessness and Housing Exclusion in the Northern Lisbon Metropolitan Area: An In-depth Exploratory Study. This study on the situation of homeless women in Lisbon highlights the multiplicity of life paths of homeless women, demystifying common stereotypes and prejudices.

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How to plan a cityGonçalo Antunes was one of the experts invited to the RTP programme Sociedade Civil (Civil Society), on the theme "Planning a City", in which he underlines the significance of housing in cities and highlights its various dimensions. We are also introduced to his latest book Direitos Humanos e Habitação: Evolução do Direito à Habitação em Portugal, published by Editora Caleidoscópio

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Os Mundos e Fundos do RSIFernando Diogo was one of the experts invited in the report of the digital newspaper Setenta e Quatro “Os Mundos e Fundos do RSI (I): Ódios de Estimação” and “Os Mundos e Fundos do RSI (II): Sair do Poço”, in which common myths regarding the Social Integration Income (RSI) are demystified, namely regarding the beneficiary's profile and its condition of “abuse of democracy”.

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"A young person who wants to move out of his parents' house has no access to public, affordable housing." Bazuca's millions will change that? The chronicle of the newspaper Mensagem de Lisboa referred to the work developed by CICS.NOVA researchers Gonçalo Antunes and João Seixas in order to assess the importance of the Recovery and Resilience Plan in fighting the housing crisis in Lisbon.

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45 years of local governance - the post-Covid cities. João Seixas was the invited expert in Antena 1's report, which sought to answer the question: "What will post-Covid cities be like?". Digital platforms are expected to flourish, the use of public transportation will decrease and the isolation of the elderly will increase. 

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University of Minho historian Lopes Cordeiro wins the 2020 Grémio Literário Award. José Lopes Cordeiro, researcher at CICS.NOVA.UMinho, won the 2020 Grémio Literário Prize with his book 1820. Revolução Liberal do Porto.The book marks the two hundredth anniversary of the first attempt to implement Liberalism in Portugal.

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The precarious situation of Portuguese researchersAna Ferreira was one of the guests of the programme Essential (SIC) on the precarious situation of Portuguese researchers, in which she highlights the difficulties experienced by Portuguese career researchers and lists some of the consequences of this uncertainty, namely the delay of maternity and paternity projects.

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The fight for Braamcamp was and will be worthwhile. André Carmo published his opinion article in Rostos.pt about the fight for the preservation of Quinta do Braamcamp, congratulating the locals' efforts.

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Radical Generation: Are today's young people more radical than their parents or grandparents? In Vânia Maia's report on the "Radical Generation", Alix Sarrouy spoke about the causes that motivate activism in the younger generation and their means of action and organisation.

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The number of young people admitted to educational centres has decreased considerably with the pandemicMaria João Leote de Carvalho is reluctant to interpret these data as positive. As she states, this decrease may correspond to a lack of investment in the area, a lack of specialised resources and a decrease in the entire jurisdiction of the family and children.

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The number of young people in educational centres decreased 60% in the last decadeMaria João Leote de Carvalho is interviewed in Diário de Notícias, broadcasted by Antena 1, about this decrease in the number of young people in educational centres. According to the researcher, this decrease may be related to the lack of means of justice to treat these cases.

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The number of young people admitted to educational centres plummets. Maria João Leote de Carvalho and Vera Duarte commented in an article in PÚBLICO on the data regarding the decrease in the number of young people in educational centres in Portugal. Maria João Leote claims that this decrease "is positive if it corresponds to the reality of delinquency in Portugal. It is negative if it has to do with other factors, such as the lack of resources."

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"Digital platforms are a testing ground for new forms of capitalist exploitation". Nuno Boavida was interviewed by the Esquerda.Net platform about the European project CROWDWORK and the working conditions of digital platforms in Portugal. In it, the researcher states that "What happens with [these digital platforms] ends up being a trial ground for new forms of capitalist exploitation. 

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Gender equality, discrimination and the controversy behind gender neutral bathrooms: "Maybe the 'problem' lies in the way we were brought up"Ana Maria Brandão, integrated researcher of CICS.NOVA.UMinho, was interviewed by Expresso, following the creation of the Master in Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, of which she is director. 

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Catarina Delaunay, on the project ETHICHOCatarina Delaunay was the guest on the programme 90 Segundos de Ciência, in an episode about the project ETHICHO (Ethico-ontological choreographies: Forms of objectification and evaluation of the human embryo in vitro in the context of Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Scientific Research).

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Nightlife and mental health in times of pandemicJordi Nofre is the author of the opinion article published by the newspaper Público, reflecting on the complex interactions between the mental health of young people and the nightlife leisure sector and appealing not to forget this cultural and economic sector.

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From cholera to COVID-19 in Lisbon: the causes are also geographical. In an interview with + Lisboa, Gonçalo Antunes discusses the consequences of previous epidemics, as well as of the current COVID-19 pandemic, for the capital city. Regarding the current pandemic, the researcher states "This pandemic has potentiated the demonstration of economic and social inequalities, starting with the divergent experiences of confinement that everyone has been obliged to throughout the world".

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A group of researchers is studying digital work platformsNuno Boavida was invited to be on the programme 90 Segundos de Ciência to discuss the project he coordinates Crowd-work, which aims to find out more about the workers on digital work platforms such as Uber and Upwork and how they organise themselves.

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Inclusion or discrimination? The journey of students with immigrant backgrounds. The Educare.pt platform shared some of the results of the study Inclusion or Discrimination? School success of students with immigrant background, a study coordinated by CICS.NOVA integrated researcher Sílvia de Almeida.

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The couriers of digital platforms. Slaves of the algorithm. The Wort.lu article includes an interview with Nuno Boavida, in the scope of the CROWDWORK project. The researcher says that it is necessary to send a clear message to the digital platforms that, in Portugal, there are certain rules that have to be complied with in order to exercise an economic activity.

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Necessary and underpaidNuno Boavida was interviewed in a report by Jornal de Negócios. In it, the integrated researcher of CICS.NOVA points out that, despite allowing flexibility at work, digital platforms are a labour sector marked by job insecurity.

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Portuguese emigrants want to return for social reasons and stay for financial reasons. The Observer shared some of the preliminary results of the study EERNEP - Experiences and expectations of return of new Portuguese emigrants: reintegration and mobilities, coordinated by José Carlos Marques.

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Only 370 of the more than 3 thousand municipalities are led by women. In the article published by Diário de Notícias, Ana Ribeiro, PhD researcher developing her doctoral thesis "Parity in Democracy and Leadership with a focus on Local Government", comments on the lack of gender parity in local legislative bodies.

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"As long as the middle and upper classes can choose the school where they enrol their children, segregation will continue to exist". Sílvia de Almeida reveals some of the results of the study Inclusão ou Discriminação? Sucesso escolar dos alunos com origem imigrante in an article published by Expresso, namely the numbers and the map of segregation of students with immigrant background in public schools and in the national territory.

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Poverty in Portugal - Trajectories and daily life. Some of the results of the study "Poverty in Portugal - Trajectories and daily life", coordinated by Fernando Diogo, were shared in several media, namely Jornal de NotíciasPúblicoWort.lu and Sapo 24.

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Inclusion or discrimination? From the analysis of the school results to the strategies for the success of the students with immigrant origin. The results of the study Inclusion or discrimination? From the analysis of the school results to the strategies for the success of the students with immigrant origin, coordinated by Sílvia de Almeida, were shared in several media, namely Diário de NotíciasTSF and Expresso.

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Sociedade Civil: Child Poverty. Fernando Diogo, CICS.NOVA integrated researcher, exposed the main individual and social factors that contribute to household poverty and, consequently, to child poverty.

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I am my room. Maria João Leote de Carvalho and Cristina Ponte, researchers at CICS.NOVA, were interviewed in an article in Expresso entitled "I am my room", which follows four teenagers, with the purpose of better understanding how the confinement is being experienced through the teenage years.

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"The foreman is now the algorithm." Job insecurity characterises work on digital platformsNuno Boavida was one of the specialists featured in the article, published by TSF, in which he denounces the precarious conditions and instability experienced by workers on digital platforms.

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Why do they stay? The question should be: why do they hit? Dalila Cerejo was one of the guests in the episode of the podcast Botequim, addressing several dimensions of gender violence, such as its legal framework, the romanticization of jealousy and the emotional framework of the aggressor.

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Only 69 women have been elected as mayors. In the article published by Diário de Notícias, Ana Ribeiro, PhD researcher developing her doctoral thesis "Parity in Democracy and Leadership with a focus on Local Government", comments on the lack of gender parity in local legislative bodies.

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Precarious and hostage to the algorithm: this is how Glovo and Uber Eats couriers workNuno Boavida was one of the specialists featured in the article, published in Diário de Notícias, in which the researcher exposes the precarious conditions and instability experienced by workers on digital platforms.

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Almirante Reis: do we really know this avenue? The PÚBLICO article "Almirante Reis: conhecemos realmente esta avenida?" gives an account of the historical evolution of this emblematic Lisbon avenue, based on the analysis of the book Atlas Almirante Reis, coordinated by Filipa Ramalhete, Margarida Tavares da Conceição and Inês Lobo.

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Amadora has approved the Municipal Strategic Educational Plan.  Amadora's Municipal Strategic Educational Plan is the result of the diagnosis carried out by the research team of CICS.NOVA, supervised by David Justino, in the framework of the Network of Schools of Excellence (Rede ESCXEL).

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The unsustainability of the uncertainty in scienceAna Ferreira is one of the authors of an opinion article shared by the PÚBLICO on the precarious nature of researchers' employment relationships and the path to be followed in order to enhance the value of research work.

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Uncertainty continues to prevail in science. AbrilAbril published the results of a study coordinated by Ana Ferreira, CICS.NOVA integrated researcher, which analysed 2,726 responses with the aim of characterising the scientific population, its activities and work relations and revealed high levels of exhaustion.

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Passion for science perpetuates job insecurity for scientists. Expresso published the results of a study coordinated by Ana Ferreira, CICS.NOVA integrated researcher, which analysed 2,726 responses with the aim of characterising the scientific population, its activities and work relations and revealed high levels of exhaustion.

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At least one-third of the scientists experience burnout symptoms. The PÚBLICO newspaper published the results of a study coordinated by Ana Ferreira, CICS.NOVA integrated researcher, which analysed 2,726 responses with the aim of characterising the scientific population, its activities and work relations and revealed high levels of exhaustion.

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Iva Pires: "We have to understand why we are throwing away food that we could have consumed". Iva Pires is interviewed by N+ about her research on food waste, namely its causes and possible solutions.

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The dark side of the distance learning system. Sábado has shared some of the results of the survey coordinated by Liliana Pascueiro, which revealed the difficulties experienced by teachers in adapting to remote education in the context of the pandemic.

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Domestic violence. "He says I am not even good enough to support two children"Jornal I shared the results of the VD@COVID-19 project, a project of the National School of Public Health, in which CICS.NOVA is a partner, which assessed the effects of the pandemic on intimate relationships before, during and after the Covid-19 crisis.

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There are good exceptions, but local authorities still distrust active citizenshipJoão Seixas was one of the experts interviewed by the Público newspaper for an article on urban citizenship movements in Portugal. In it, he claims "Society is on the move. It is good that the representative powers move too".

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Is rap misogynistic? Dalila Cerejo was interviewed by the magazine Interruptor about misogyny in the lyrics of rap songs. As stated, "If the music is stuck in our head, somehow we tend to sing and repeat it. This neuronally conveys a logic and a practice, which is reproduced for others to hear".

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Dalila Cerejo is interviewed in the programme 360 on the impact of the pandemic on domestic violence. In this interview, Dalila Cerejo addresses issues such as the mechanisms put in place during the confinement period to support victims of domestic violence and the worsening of coercive control scenarios arising from isolation.

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Education, poverty, health. The challenges of the Azores in the coming years. Fernando Diogo intervenes in the newspaper Diário de Notícias on education and poverty in the Azores. The researcher highlights the positive evolution of education indicators in the Azores, although they are still lagging behind the data from the national territory.

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Domestic violence: Know the side of the aggressors. Dalila Cerejo is interviewed by N+ about her research on domestic violence and the aggressor. The interview deals with topics such as the justifications given by the aggressor to justify the aggression, the different types of aggression and the perspective of the victim.

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1. The age of uncertainty. David Justino wrote the first article in a series of ten opinion articles in the newspaper Público on the challenges that Portugal and the world are currently facing. As he states, "In contemporary economic history it is not very common to see two recessions in just over ten years. This is a huge challenge for governance and political systems". 

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Municipal Strategic Education Plan with favourable assessment by the Municipal Education Council. The plan developed by CICS.NOVA, in the framework of the ESCXEL Project - Rede de Escolas de Excelência, and by the Municipality of Sertã was considered a "very comprehensive document, with an interesting forward-looking vision and high quality". This result was published on the website of the Municipality of Sertã and by Diário Digital Castelo Branco.

 

 

"My dear feminist grandmother." The legacy of Portuguese suffragists. Zília Osório de Castro is interviewed by Sábado magazine about the heritage of Portuguese suffragists, told by their descendants. This report was published in commemoration of the Republic Day in Portugal.

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Research on health and employment wins Santander Nova awardNuno Boavida is interviewed by the radio station TSF about the InteliArt project, awarded the Santander-Nova 2020 Collaborative Research Prize.

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Collaborative research in the areas of health and employment deserved an award. Nuno Boavida is interviewed in the newspaper Dinheiro Vivo about the InteliArt project, awarded the Santander-Nova 2020 Collaborative Research Prize.

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Care workers: the invisible heroes of COVID-19. Ana Paula Gil wrote an opinion article for the newspaper Observador on the practices of care in Portugal, both in residential structures for elderly people and in-home support services, in the context of the pandemic.

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Social neighbourhoods. "The State is an absentee landlord". Gonçalo Antunes was interviewed by Radio Observador on the programme Explicador about the social neighbourhoods, particularly about the stigma and prejudice directed at these neighbourhoods, the structural problems experienced as a result of public administration and integration policies.

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COVID-19: ¿Son los jóvenes los nuevos chivos expiatorios? Jordi Nofre, alongside Iñigo Sánchez-Fuarros and Cristiana Pires, signs an opinion article in The Conversation on young people and night-life leisure in the context of the pandemic.

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Schools: what is it like to wear a mask for 6 hours? Liliana Pascueiro was interviewed by Rádio Observador in the programme Gabinete de Crise about the return of students to in-person classes. This program discusses the adaptation ability of the school community, the  decision autonomy of each school and the inescapable difficulties that they are facing in the return to classroom teaching.

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Research project studies the disclosure of a LGBTQI+ identity by children in family relationshipsAna Maria Brandão was interviewed on 90 Segundos de Ciência, to discuss her project "Family and Non Normative Sexualities". This project aims to analyse the effects of children's coming out as gay, lesbian or bisexual on family relationships.

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Group immunity is very far. Helena Serra, CICS.NOVA integrated researcher and directress, is interviewed by Rádio Observador, on the programme Gabinete de Crise (after minute 21.50). On this programme, Helena Serra debates the adoption of new behaviours, the perceptions of risk and the dichotomy between social pressure and punitive measures.

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It is not allowed to stigmatize: the implicit hygienists in the 'Healthy Neighbourhoods' program. Manuel Carlos Silva, CICS.NOVA researcher, is the co-author of an opinion article in the SOL newspaper about the 'Bairros Saudáveis' program. According to the researchers, the programme seeks to promote healthier lifestyles, "without providing resources and tools for more robust social and housing policies".

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The cases that reach trial are only "the tip of the iceberg." Manuel Lisboa, CICS.NOVA researcher, was interviewed in a report by newspaper Público on domestic violence. In this report, the researcher states that "The cases that reach trial are only the tip of the iceberg. We cannot draw great conclusions from what comes to trial. What we can analyze is that whoever arrives is the one who managed to break through the barriers."

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#We Are the Content. Lidia Marôpo was one of the specialists who participated in the SIC Notícias' Grande Report "#We Are the Content", about the recent phenomenon of social media influencers.

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U.Évora wants to fight gender stereotypes on he