Citizenship, Solidarity and Social Inclusion

Coordinator: Maria Rita Aranha da Gama Lobo Xavier | CV

Integrated Members:
Membros integrados:
Ana Cristina Ribeiro Costa | CV
Ana Filipa dos Santos Morais Antunes
Ana Isabel da Costa Afonso | CV
Ana Maria Pinheiro Cruz Taveira da Fonseca
Ana Teresa da Silva Ferreira Ribeiro | CV
António Agostinho Cardoso da Conceição Guedes | CV
António Manuel Carneiro da Frada Marques de Sousa
Carlos Manuel de Morais Seixas Pires Sardinha | CV
Elsa Vaz de Sequeira | CV
Fernando Augusto de Sousa Ferreira Pinto
Gonçalo Manoel de Vilhena de Almeida Ribeiro | CV
Gonçalo Saraiva Matias | CV
Henrique João Martins Gomes Salinas Monteiro
Henrique Mário Nunes Sousa Antunes | CV
Joana Maria Vallera Macedo Pinto Vasconcelos | CV
José Augusto Preto Xavier Lobo Moutinho
José Carlos de Barros Brandão Proença | CV
Maria da Conceição Fonseca Ferreira daCunha | CV
Maria Elisabete da Costa Ferreira
Maria d'Oliveira Martins | CV
Maria Paula Ribeiro de Faria | CV
Maria Rita Camarate de Campos Lynce de Faria Gomes da Silva
Milena da Silva Rouxinol | CV
Nuno de Araújo Sousa e Silva
Paulo Miguel Olavo de Pitta e Cunha | CV
Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque 
Pedro Maia Garcia Marques 
Rita Canas da Silva
RUI PEDRO COSTA MELO MEDEIROS | CV
Sandra Catarina Nunes de Oliveira Carvalho | CV


António Abrantes
Eugénia Maria Paiva Torres
Jing Geng
Joana Salazar Gomes
José Estaca
José Miguel Taborda Fernandes
Luisa Renata Ramos Naia
Marcela Valente Ferreira da Costa
Maria Vitória Gonçalves Andrade e Silva
Marta Monterroso Rosas Corte Real | CV
Monique de Souza Arruda
Paulo Guilherme da Rocha Pichel
Pedro Edgar Monteiro de Meireles
Victor Hugo de Jesus Ventura


This research group will mainly focus on:

1. Illegal immigrants' treatment in which will be given attention to the Directive 2009/52/EC, as it adopts a fundamentally punitive perspective vis-à-vis the employment of illegally staying third country nationals, the possibility of further sanctions against employers, inter alia, exclusions from entitlement to some or all public benefits, aids or subsidies", the question of punitive damages are foreseen and protection of expelled employee.

2. Another line of enquiry concerns the discrimination on the grounds of age, be it against younger or older people. The research will be focused in age as an increasing factor of inequality at work on every stages of the labour relationship. This line of enquiry will have to be coupled with the analysis of the public policy and would have to take into account the need to adjust labour to the increase in the human life span as well as the need for fairness and solidarity between different generations.

3. The study of age's relevance in the labour relations will also be a component of a wider project which aims to study the level of protection of the social rights in Europe. This approach shall take into account the international, European and Constitutional framework and its implementation in the European States. This research project will be developed in coordination with the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights, an association created under the law of Alsace-Moselle and which primary mission consists in the promotion of the European social charter, the European code of social security and social rights in Europe, in close cooperation with the Council of Europe. In addition to research and publication, this project shall also contribute to national and international judicial proceedings in an amicus curiae capacity.

4. How our Civil law is also outdated in what concerns of old people's protection, as the protection measures foreseen in our Law are rigid and unable to adjust to the diversity of the concrete cases. The Law's main concern seems to be the protection of the wealth and the Portuguese Law frequently imposes a certain solution without any regard to the private autonomy of the person who needs special protection.

5. Contract law itself must evolve and pay particularly importance to power's asymmetries (not necessarily information) and not only whenever one of the parties is a consumer. Insurance Law and banking law provides important fields where this concern is clearly increasing.