Jean Monnet Chair Holder: Regina Salvador


Full Professor at NOVA where she has lectured: “EU IMP and Blue Growth”; “Regionalisation Theories”; “Regionalism, Nationalism and Federalism”; “European Economy”.

Expert on the UN Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects.

Authored more than 30 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles (10 with index factor) and 2 books. Researcher at the “European Policies Research Centre” (EPRC) and the London School of Economics, for DG Regio. Investigator in other EU projects (Interreg Sudoe and Atlantic Space).

Member of several EU professional associations (European Regional Science Association - ERSA, European Association of Geographers – EUROGEO, Salzburg Global Seminar).

Ph. D. in Economics (LSE, 1998) and in Geography (NOVA, 1993). Officer at the European Commission (1988-1990).

Experience in international teaching, in particular at Autonoma (Madrid), Paris IV, Strathclyde, Cracow and São Paulo Universities.


Francesca Savoldi

francescaResearcher at at CICS-NOVA – Research Centre in Social Sciences - NOVA University of Lisbon.

With a background in human geography and urban planning, her work has engaged with topics including port cities and maritime policy, post-conflict cities, gentrification, gender equality in urban space and communication technology.

PhD in Human Geography (NOVA University of Lisbon, 2018). She holds a BA in Urban Planning from the Polytechnic of Milan, as well as a master degree in GIS and Remote Sensing from the Univesity of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).




José Lúcio


Professor at CICS-NOVA – Research Center in Social Sciences - NOVA University of Lisbon.

PhD in Economics and Societies from New University of Lisbon. Main scientific interests include Geopolitics, Geo-economics, Poverty, Social Exclusion, and Economic Development.






Abel Simões

abel simoes

Specialized in technology and nautical sciences, marine electrical and telecommunications systems and doctorate in e-planning at FCSH-UNL, with the defense of the thesis, entitled "e-Planning as an Instrument in the Construction of the Sea Cluster in Portugal Quantification, Participation and Involvement of the National Socioeconomic Sectors "(2013).







Antonio Rebelo de Sousa

Antonio Rebelo de SousaAntónio Jorge Duarte Rebelo de Sousa is an economist. President of several organisations including the American Commission of the Portuguese Geographic Society (Sociedade de Geografia), Fiscal Council of the Lisbon Club (Clube de Lisboa), Benjamin Franklin Institute (Instituto Benjamin Franklin) and the Administrative Council of SOFID - Society for the Financing of Development - Credit Finance Institution, SA (SOFID - Sociedade para o Financiamento do Desenvolvimento - Instituição Financeira de Crédito, SA) (elected on General Assembly of May 12, 2010). He is also Director of the magazine «Revista Energia & Futuro». He published numerus books, such as: 'A América e a Inovação: Desafios Estratégicos no Contexto Internacional' (2017) 'Da Economia' (2017) 'Contextos de Segurança - Análises e Perspectivas' (2017).




Ana Maria Correia Ferreira

Ana Correia FerreiraPhD in Geography and Territorial Planning, specialty Territory and Development (by Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon). Master in Human Geography and Regional and Local Planning (by Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon).

Research in Economic Geography, in the areas of the maritime economy (national and european) and the Sea Clusters.