About us

Cláudia Pereira - President of the Management Board

is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of the quality of public and social policies at local, regional, national and international level. Founded in 2011, the Institute results from the association between Iscte and:

  • ANQEP (National Agency for Qualification, I.P.)
  • CMC (Cascais City Hall)
  • CML (Lisbon City Hall)
  • CMS (Setúbal City Hall)
  • ERSE (Energy Services Regulatory Authority)
  • IEFP (Institute for Employment and Professional Training, I.P.)
  • Lusa (Portuguese Media Agency, S.A.)
  • Montepio Geral (Mutual Association)
  • SCML (Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa)

Our intervention aims to promote the empowerment of people and institutions that participate in the public and social policy process throughout its entire cycle - from design, planning, and programming, through implementation and monitoring, to evaluation and communication.

We pursue our goals by developing training courses, projects to support the development of organizations and moments of public and social policy knowledge disclosure and sharing. Recently we have extended our scope of action to supporting the public policies in regarding to: planning, design and evaluation.

Our activities include the participation of professors and researchers from Iscte, technicians and leaders from other associated entities and other specialists.

As most of our activities are directed to Portuguese speaking stakeholders, the English version of the site is reduced to activities that might be understood by the English-speaking community. We also organise series of seminars and conferences but mostly using the local language. For a full perception of our activity visit https://ipps.iscte-iul.pt/pt.


General Assembly Board

President: Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues

Vice-President: João Salis Gomes

Secretary: Susana Martins

Board of Directors

President: Cláudia Pereira

Vice-President: Filipe Nunes

Member: Maria Asensio

Member: Sérgio Lagoa

Member: Florinda Matos

Statutory Audit Board

President: Ricardo Barradas

Member: Diptes Bhimjee

Member: Alexandra Marques

The Team

Executive Director: Isabel Flores

Financial Office and Institutional Development: Ana Teresa Rocha

Education Office: Ana Ribeiro; Cristina Severiano; Teresa Pereira

Communication Office : Rodrigo Morais

Projects: Maria Álvares; Yilian Pérez; Miguel Madeira; Fábio Anunciação

Public Policy Evaluation: Nuno Coelho; Tomás Martins; Matias Andrade; Inês Santos