Alcides Monteiro

University of Beira Interior

Alcides A. Monteiro is an Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Sociology Department of University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal. He is the Director of the Master Degree Program in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation at UBI and he was a Coordinator of CIES-UBI (Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology of UBI), from 2013 to 2017. His main scientific interest is centered on the area of local and regional development. At the same time, he also carries out research in the fields of evaluation and participation methodologies, public policies, associations and volunteering, social innovation and social entrepreneurship, social inequalities, gender studies, adult education and lifelong learning. He has the expertise in conducting place-based studies (monographs, local and national surveys) and in action-research, qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Dr. Monteiro is an active member of several civil society networks, namely EAPN (European Anti-Poverty Network), ANIMAR - Portuguese Association for Local Development, Gender Equality Network (Citizenship Roadmap in Portugal) and ESPANET - The European Network for Social Policy Analysis.