PROJECTS

 

We develop each project according to the needs of our customers. We work in English, Portuguese and German

 

Contact us                         see the list of our clients HERE

Actual and Paradigmatic Projects

Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project is a H2020 FET Flagship Project which strives to accelerate the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine. The HBP was launched in October 2013 and is planned to run for a 10-year period with a total budget of over 1 billion Euro. The project includes collaborators between more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe.

 

Under Ethics & Society”, one of the 13 subprojects of the Human Brain Project, public engagement activities are developed aiming to integrate points of view external to the project. These are coordinated by the Danish Board of Technology Foundation that invited Mediatedomain, Lda. to promote, in 2017, two public consultations in Portugal, one online and one face-to-face, on the potential dual use of brain research.

 

More information: www.humanbrainproject.eu.

CIMULACT - Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020

Engaging all of Europe in shaping a desirable and sustainable future - Citizens to provide concrete and unique input to the European Union’s research and innovation agenda.

 

The project engages more than 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe, along with a variety of other actors, in shaping a desirable sustainable future. In a highly participatory process, the project will provide a unique contribution to European research and innovation policies and topics, create dialogue and shared understanding among the actors, and build strong capacities in citizen engagement, thereby enhancing responsible research and innovation (RRI) in the EU. 

   

CIMULACT is a three-year project funded by the European Commission, starting June 2015.

 

About us

CIMULACT has 29 European consortium members from different organisations working in the fields of technology assessment, science dissemination, innovation, research and consulting, coordinated by the Danish Board of Technology Foundation.

 

General coordination in Portugal: Ursula Caser

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cimulactportugal

More information available HERE

OPERAs - Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications

OPERAs is a European research project that aims at bridging the gap between ecosystem services science and its practical application. Composed of scientists, researchers and practitioners from 27 different organisations this project focuses on the value of natural capital and the services provided by ecosystems and seeks to mobilize and capacitate stakeholders to apply these concepts in practice.

 

Stakeholder engagement

Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from nature. Thus researchers need to involve stakeholders to make ecosystem services meaningful. However, to appropriately identify and meaningfully engage stakeholders can be challenging. Stakeholder engagement is a key component of OPERAs and in each of the 12 OPERAs exemplars (case studies) they have been engaged in different ways. In OPERAs I was responsible for the Operational Coordination of the stakeholder engagement process.

 

More Information: www.operas-project.eu.

FRUNZE 35

Rethinking the Industrial Zone – Collaborative Integrated Urban Planning

 

The project FRUNZE35 integrates the mission to promote democracy developed by the Kiev Department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF). HBF is a NGO that is closely linked to the German political party "Bündnis 90/The Greens". One of the areas of intervention consists in organizing participatory processes targeting the revitalization of derelict sites and buildings in Kiev, capital of Ukraine. In 2013 a brownfield was chosen, situated in one of the most traditional and central neighborhoods of Kiev, Podil. The challenge consisted in the design and implementation of an Integrated Collaborative Architecture Workshop involving 16 Ukrainian and international architects and urban planners in order to develop in 5 days a coherent and common proposal for the revitalization of the old factory on Frunze Street, nº 35.

 

The process was a success, leading to a requalification proposal considering five vectors (the sites’ narrative, activities to take place, construction and equipment, link to the surroundings and Kiev and an economically sustainable management model) Each vector to be developed gradually in 5 steps.

 

Process design and facilitation of the collaborative planning project: Ursula Caser

 

In case you felt interested in following the future activities around Frunze 35, join the open group on Facebook: “Friends of Frunze35”

The owner, Victor Voronov, was so convinced by the proposal that he decided to support the implementation which started in May 2013
FRUNZE35_Final Presentation_EN.pdf
PDF-Dokument [14.7 MB]

iMEDIAR

The mission of Project iMediar is to build bridges of understanding in conflicts in multicultural environments. The project is promoted by a team of conflict mediators with an interdisciplinary background on Psychology, Social Sciences, Environment, Geography, Project Management, and Public Participation Processes, interested in the role of intercultural issues in alternative dispute resolutions. The team provides services of dispute resolution in environments of interculturality (enterprises, private business organizations, social driven projects, non-governmental organizations, community and individual citizens’ relationships), in a multilevel approach.

 

The project is developing a program of research in action, building knowledge through systematic methods, supervision and innovative tools for collecting data in ADR.

 

Scientific Supervision: Ursula Caser

www.facebook.com/pages/IMediar/166088616773142?sk=info

Development of the Water Management Plan for the Tagus River Hydrographical Region (River Basin) and the Hydrological Basins of the “Ribeiras do Oeste”

Active Public Participation

 

These two plans are developed by the National Service for Water-Management of the Tagus Region (Administração da Região Hidrográfica do Tejo I.P.) The objectives of the “Active Public Participation Strategy" in these two plans are:

  1. Promote the involvement and active participation of all citizens in the management of water resources,
  2. Promote dialogue between citizens and government to discuss problems and search for solutions in water management issues,
  3. Create change agents and environmentally responsible citizens, and
  4. Build collective responsibilities between management, the key actors (stakeholders) and the population for the management of water resources.

 

Read more at: APA - Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

June 2010 - March 2012

MARGov – Collaborative Governance for Marine Protected Areas (Governância Colaborativa de Áreas Marinhas Protegidas)

 

The project MarGov - Collaborative Governance of Marine Protected Areas won the award Gulbenkian / Oceanarium in 2008. This project aims to contribute to the conservation of biological and cultural diversity of the Marine Park Luiz Saldanha, in Arrábida, focusing on a collaborative governance model, where each partner becomes change agent co-responsible for the sustainable management of the area. Specific objectives are:

  1. Create public spaces of debate,
  2. Ensure dialogue and interfaces between the institutionalized and individual stakeholders,
  3. Deconstruct conflict / myths,
  4. Build a collective discourse,
  5. Co-responsibilize participants,
  6. Promote joint learning,
  7. Outline a model of governance

 

General Coordination: Prof. Doutora Lia Vasconcelos (New University of Lisbon - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Read more at: Oceanário de Lisboa www.oceanario.pt/cms/1470/?news=966

January 2010 - June 2011

Critical Neighbourhoods

Interministerial Program: Cova da Moura

Operação Cova da Moura Iniciativa Operações De Qualificação E Inserção Urbana Em Bairros Críticos

Resolução do Cons. de Ministros

n.º 143/2005, de 2 de Agosto

 

The project was  based on active consensus building and promoted a process of socio-territorial participatory intervention through the following approaches:

  1. Active Interaction Approach - based on meetings, extensive and specific workshops and also on personal contacts with key elements of the local community,
  2. Active Support Approach - deepen the results of active interaction / process the generated information/ prepare new data and information to be discussed and stabilized / ensure the continuity of flow of information / develop adequate process chronology (phases),
  3. Parallel Approach - collect and complete all necessary information and maintain a continuity of contact through the introduction of adequate mechanisms to enhance participation,
  4. Socio-Territorial Monitoring Approach - deepen, debate, stabilize and validate the results.

 

Read more at: www.portaldahabitacao.pt/pt/ibc/covaDaMoura

More Projects

 

2013

Workshop Market Strategies and Team Collaboration

ATEC

Workshop Biofuels in Portugal

OCCAM, Consultoria e Formação | Transportes Energia Ambiente, Lda.

Start-Up – Intercultural Competences for Engineers

ATEC – AUTOEUROPA – VW (Wolfsburg)

 

2012

PRACTICE – Prevention and Restoration Actions to Combat Desertification/Participatory Assessment and Knowledge Transfer Workshops

LPN – Commission of the European Union

Workshops: Project 277 – Dissemination of Best Practice for Biodiversity

LPN

Strategic Workshop – Supervision and Methodological Coaching

Clube Cinófilo do Alentejo

CEDR Inquiry into Public Inquiries – Working Group (Consultant)

CEDR

 

2011

Workshop Palheiros da Costa da Caparica

CostaPolis, SA / FCT-UNL

ATL Peer-Mediation at School

German School of Lisbon

European Industrial Engineer – Intercultural Sensibilization Seminar

ATEC

The Collaborative Making of a City – Public Participation in Urban Projects (Workshop, Conference and Excursion)

IHRU - Detroit Collaborative Design Center

 

2010

Workshop: New Activity Plan for the network COTEC PME Innovation

COTEC

Moving Ideas – 2 Participatory Workshops within the “National Initiative – Critical Neighbourhoods” in Vale de Amoreiras

IHRU

Intervention in Rural Spaces – Plan for the Sítio Monfurado (Project GAPS)

BIODESIGN

Workshop Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2010 and Critical Neighbourhoods – The Cova da Moura Challenge

WTeamUp

 

2009

One-to-one Coaching – Preparation for the “Assessment Centre for Top-Management of the Volkswagen-Group”

ATEC

Workshop ARQUIMED – Experts’ Atelier

WTeamUp

1st Meeting of Partners - Countdown 2010 – Portugal; GREENFEST

WTeamUp / ICNB

Workshop: Water for Sustainability - Rain Water Harvesting

WTeamUp

 

2008

NETWORK DSLE (Parents’ Representative Initiative)

German School of Lisbon

Consulting: Citizenship and Marketing of Cities

TECMINHO / SETEPÉS

Housing in Lisbon as a Citizens’ Right – Local Habitation Program

Universidade Nova de Lisboa / CM Lisboa

Initiative: One day for Lisbon – Participative Sessions

WTeamUp

Forum of Citizenship: Douro City – World City

Universidade Nova de Lisboa / CM Lisboa

 

2007

European Nature Directors’ Meeting – Portuguese Presidency of the European Counsel

WTeamUp / ICNB

European Initiative on Business and Biodiversity

WTeamUp / ICNB

Local Agenda 21 – North Alentejo

Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Associação de Municípios do Alto Alentejo

CleanDouro – Clean Douro Forever

Universidade de Trás os Montes e Alto Douro - UNESCO

Revision of Oeiras XXI

Universidade Nova de Lisboa / CM Oeiras

Interactive Reflection on the Jurisdictional Regime of Institutions for Higher Education and the Future of the Instituto Superior Téchnico

MEDIARCOM

 

2006

Revision of the Municipal Environmental Plan of Odivelas

Universidade Nova de Lisboa / CM Odivelas

Structured Knowledge Transfer – Transition Workshops

ATEC

Litoral Action XXI

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Sustainability – What are the Challenges for Carris?

Carris / Ecoprogressos

 

2005

Focus Group: Genetically Modified Organisms

LPN

Municipal Environmental Plan of Torres Vedras – Torres XXI

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – CM Torres Vedras

Eixo Atlântico e Noroeste Peninsular – Local Agenda 21 and Urban Auditing

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – SONDAXE – Municipalities

Local Agenda 21 of Esposende

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – CM Esposende

Lisbon 2015 – Metropolitan Requalification

Comissão de Coordenação do Desenvolvimento Regional Lisboa e Vale do Tejo

 

2004

Municipal Environmental Plan of Barreiro

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – CM Barreiro

Logistic 2010 – What are the Challenges?

WTeamUp - COTEC

INTERREG III B SUDOE – CIUMED Polycentrism by Networks of Middle Size Cities

WTeamUp - CM Vila Real de Santo António - PROFICO AMBIENTE

Meeting of the Delegates of BCSD Portugal

BCSD – WTeamUp

Multicultural Territories – Immigrants and Socio-Urbanistic Change in Specific Neighbourhoods of Metropolitan Regions

WTeamUp – High Commission for Immigration and Migration – European Parliament/Portugal (Alto Comissariado para a Imigração e Minorias Étnicas - Parlamento Europeu – Gabinete Portugal)

 

2003

ECOPADEV „The Profile of Existing Management Systems for Local Authorities and Industrial Parks in Specific Locations in Europe“

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - EU

Communitarian Water Use – Project integrated in the National Plan for Efficient Water Use

WTeamUp

Seminar on Politics of Deliberative Democracy

Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD) – WTeamUp

Municipal Environmental Plan of Beja

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – CM Beja

 

2002

Collaborative Development of a New School Curriculum

German School of Lisbon

Reflexion on the Challenges Created by Sustainable Development for SONAE

WTeamUp - SONAE

Discussion of the Proposal for the National Strategy of Sustainable Development

WTeamUp - BCSD

Desertification! Which Signals? What are the Solutions?

Comissão Nacional de Coordenação do PANCD - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

 

2001

LASALA – Local Authorities‘ Self-Assessment of Local Agenda 21

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - EU

BASIS “Business Awareness on Sustainable Innovation Strategies

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - EU

PROBIO – System to Support the Decision Making on the Planning and Management of the Biodiversity of Protected Areas – Workshop: Nature Reserve Sintra-Cascais – What about the Future?

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - UE

Municipal Environmental Plans of Torres Vedras (Torres XXI); Sesimbra (Sesimbra XXI), Santiago de Cacém

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Municipalities