The Resource Center for Cooperation and Development (CRCD), will
developme er and strengthen initiatives leading to a critical reflection
on the understanding of the development of interdependencies and
inequalities in the world.
as a strategy to develop processes of reflection, research, training
and intervention, the CRCD will promote processes and practices with a
view to institutionalizing the UMinho strategic areas related to
Education for Development under the Global Citizenship, Cooperation for Development
and Cooperation in emergency and fragile contexts (particularly in the
field of education and other relevant areas), involving IE, other
schools UMinho and the community, including NGOs for Development (NGO)
and industry private. These
areas are in line with the agendas of national and international
cooperation and should be guided by principles that include, among
others: the leadership and ownership of partner countries in their
development process; coordination and complementarity between actors and donors, managing
for results, mutual accountability and strengthening monitoring and
CRCD bases its work on values of solidarity, social justice, human
dignity and the activities within the university development cooperation
should be carried out wherever possible by all members of the academic
community: students, staff , teachers and researchers.
A) Education for Development
B) Development Cooperation
C) Cooperation in emergency and fragile contexts.
1. Programs and Projects
At the level of this domain the CRCD want to promote, participate and /
or perform the design and management of programs and projects framed in
its strategic areas, mobilizing actors from academia whose areas of
study or work is relevant to them.
2. Supporting research
The problems of development and cooperation may be constituted as one
of the areas to be worked on in terms of research, with special emphasis
on Lusophone contexts and according to a research agenda to be defined
3. scientific meetings and other events
Conferences, seminars, forums, symposiums, cultural events, will be to integrate activities in this area. The main objective is to promote knowledge and debate on the issues of
development and cooperation at the Academy, as well as represent the
same in this type of action in activities promoted by development
agencies and CSOs.
4. Specialized training
This area constitutes in specialized training activities, particularly
in education issues for global citizenship and development cooperation,
aimed at the academic community and other interested.
The CRCD aims to provide materials, digital and human resources to
support academic community involvement with the themes worked in terms
of their strategic areas for the purpose of supporting research, as for
This is a policy area that aims to promote, both within and outside
academia, activities and relevant information on development and
cooperation arising from different institutional contexts in which this
area is worked and recognized.
7. Partnerships and Networks
CRCD is to make an effort to join a network of strategic partners,
multilateral (UN agencies), bilateral (Camões - Cooperation Institute
and Language) and civil society partners (eg NGO in the North Global as in the Global South) and other local partners (for example, the city of Braga).
will be essential to create advocacy mechanisms to promote cooperation
for quality development in an attempt to influence the policies of
cooperation, particularly in the area of education, drawing attention
to the importance of agendas as Education for All, quality of
cooperation, education and fragility.
be in line with the priorities CPLP countries and, among these, most
intend to put focus on the most vulnerable countries to cooperate first
with the geographical areas / institutions / most vulnerable
populations. This type of analysis will be based on the evidence resulting from the
investigation of the problems of development and cooperation.
They will be explored possibilities of enhancing models of South-South cooperation and even South-South-North cooperation.
Nevertheless, there is openness and interest in cooperating with other
countries in the global south out of the spectrum of
Current team CRCD
Inter-institutional Network for Education in Emergency (INEE).
The CRCD is IE UMinho in Education Working Group on Fragility of INEE.
International Education of the Interagency Network Emergency
Conference (INEE) - "Education in post-2015 development agenda", May
Technical Meeting INEE, May 2014
INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility, Doha, September 2014
II Biannual Meeting of INEE, September 2014
Synergies ED: Know for best acting - First Meeting
Synergies ED: Know for best agir- II Meeting
Synergies ED: Know for best agir- III Meeting
Education Network for Global Citizenship "The world at school and the school in the world"
Education Development Forum, October 2014
International Conference "Higher Education in Emergencies", Université Libre de Bruxelles, December 2014
Global Campaign for Education 2014
Participation in the celebration of the Day of Children's Rights, ie, November 2014
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