Elisabete Pinto da Costa

Biographical note

Assistant Professor at the Lusófona University of Porto. PhD in Education from the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies.

Director of the Mediation Institute of the ULP (IMULP) (since 2007). Conflict Mediator (since 2001). Coordinator of Post-Graduation in Conflict Mediation in School Context (since 2008). Scientific Coordinator of Mediation Projects in School Context (implemented in several national schools) (since 2008). Lecturer in several Conflict, Family and School Mediation Courses for Teachers (since 2008) and Professional Mediators (since 2003). Coordinator of the IMULP Mediation Service (since 2015). Lecturer in European Studies (since 1994), European Citizenship (2007) and Public Policy (since 2017).

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Ibero-American Congress of Qualitative Research (CIAIQ) (since 2016). Associate of the Portuguese Society of Educational Sciences (SPCE) (since 2016). Member of the Scientific Committee of the Word Conference on Qualitative Research (WCQR) (since 2017).

Member of the Advisory and Scientific Council of ADR Magazine – Mediation. International Forum of Professional Mediators (since 2018). Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Psychology, Education and Culture (since 2018).

Member of the Iberoluso-American University Network of Study and Practice for the Resolution of Conflicts (since 2008). Member of the Intercultural Mediation Higher Education Network (since 2015). Member of the Board of the World Mediation Forum (since 2015). Delegate from the Northern Zone of Portugal of the International Forum of Professional Mediators – Portuguese Embassy (FIMEP-P) (since 2017). Member of the National Federation of Mediators (since 2018).

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Mediation (Conflict Mediation, School Mediation, Intercultural Mediation and Family Mediation)
  • Citizenship, Conflict and Coexistence
  • Qualitative Research
  • European Integration