Director’s Message

The world is currently facing very complex problems related to populations’ accumulated habits of sedentary behaviour, excessive use of technology, inability to establish human interactions and inability to stay connected with the environment.

CIDESD is a R&D unit located all over the Portuguese territory that has the mission of contributing to the discussions and interventions capable of helping to reveal new insights about these problems.

CIDESD is fine-tuned with all regional developmental strategies, using a “think globally, act locally” policy and challenges the future based on the idea that “cooperation is the new competition”.

Therefore, our research consortium embraces a future where all institutions and individuals can contribute with specific expertise to collective problem-solving.

Jaime Sampaio, Director