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CeiED participates in an interview with the Executive Secretary of the CPLP

CeiED participa de entrevista com o Senhor Secretário Executivo do CPLP

On April 1st, the scientific director of CeiED, Professor António Teodoro and the researchers Ana Benavente and Lucimar Dantas participated in an interview with the Executive Secretary of the CPLP, together with directors of PhD Programs at the Universitiy of Minho, University of Lisbon , University of Évora and University of Aveiro to discuss the theme of study visas for doctoral students and masters of the CPLP member countries, in particular the difficulties experienced by students and universities in granting visas. The activity happened in response to the request made by PhD directors from several universities of Portugal, in a meeting held in January, within the scope of the III Meeting of Young Researchers in Education.

The Executive Secretary, Ambassador Francisco Ribeiro Telles and his team welcomed the questions posed by the delegation and shared the efforts already undertaken by the CPLP with the competent entities on the subject matter. In addition to the actions already taken by the Community, others actions have been suggested, with the participation of universities, which can sensitize and pressure the respective services to the problem, in order to expedite the process of granting visas to the specific public, respecting the agreements and legislation in force in the various countries that make up the CPLP.