The Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP) has won the Research, Innovation and Territory Award 2023, granted by the Center for Iberian Studies, for the development of a project related to the social inclusion of immigrants, it was announced today.
In a statement sent to the Lusa news agency, the IPP explains that the project “Ir Além – The social inclusion of NPT and the development of low-density territories” started in 2020.
“The award-winning project studies the relationship between the social inclusion of third-country national (TCN) immigrants in the European Union and the development of low-density territories, with a view to contributing to practice and public policy,” it said.
The institute highlights the training of 742 professionals across the country, the launch of two books – “Practices and Policies – Inspiring and Innovative with Immigrants” and “Social Trajectories – Perceptions of the Immigrant Condition” – and “the organization of events mobilizing national and international specialists in the phenomenon of migration”.
According to the IPP, this award aims to distinguish research projects and other initiatives that have an innovative dimension and contribute to disseminating studies, experiences and good practices to strengthen the cohesion, cooperation and competitiveness of border and low-density territories.
The award corresponds to support worth 1,750 euros.
With funding from the Fund for Asylum, Migration and Integration (FAMI), the IPP project involves a team of researchers from the School of Education and Social Sciences, coordinated by lecturer Elisete Diogo.
“Over the next few months, the results of the studies carried out as part of the project will be published in scientific journals,” the statement added.