UNESCO Chair “Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity”

Cátedra UNESCO “Educação, Cidadania e Diversidade Cultural”

Website Cátedra UNESCO “Educação, Cidadania e Diversidade Cultural”


The Chair in Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity is a programme of training and university extension courses which offers educational and cultural content as an essential contribution to boosting development policies. It presents and promotes training programmes and seeks solutions to building a world based on economies of well-being, in fair and inclusive societies, with respect for environmental sustainability. It works on the issues of: Gender Equality; Decent Work; Sustainable and Inclusive Cities; Transparent Governance; partnerships for Peace Education and Global Citizenship; and promoting the possibility of job creation in the context of the creative economy.

The Chair promotes the connection of people, builds bridges and values a conscious relationship between education, the economy and the diversity of cultural expression. It starts by recognizing and valuing difference to create and develop social innovation skills in the context of world cities. Cities that are leaders in the practice of Cultural Diversity as a result of the Portuguese-speaking inheritance of the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Coordinating Committee: Judite Primo, Luísa Janeirinho, Mário Moutinho, Maria Neves Gonçalves, Pedro Leite

Associated researchers

  • Aida Rechena (DGPC – Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage, Portugal)
  • António Teodoro (Lusófona University)
  • Gabriela Cavaco (Museum of the Presidency, Portugal)
  • Graça Teixeira (UFBA – Afro-Brazilian Museum)
  • José Pimentel Teixeira (Anthropologist)
  • Manuel Antunes (Lusófona University)
  • Manuel Costa Leite (Lusófona University)
  • Manuel Furtado Mendes (Lusófona University)
  • Manuel Serafim (Lusófona University)
  • Marcele Pereira (UNIR – Federal University of Rondônia, Brazil)
  • Marcelo Cunha (UFBA – Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
  • Maria Célia M Barros (UFBA – Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
  • Mário Antas (National Museum of Archeology, Portugal)
  • Mário Chagas (UNIRIO /Republic Museum, Brazil)
  • Paula Assunção (Reinwart Academie – Amsterdam University of the Arts, Netherlands)
  • Paulo Peixoto (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Rossana Nascimento (UFSC – Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil)
  • Simone Flores Monteiro (PUCRS – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Vladimir Sibila (UNIRIO – Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Research projects