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Forum Synergie

Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

CETRAD (Centre For Transdiciplinary Development Studies (Univ. Tras-os-Montes))

Rural topic(s): Education and training in rural areas

City: Vila Real

Country: Portugal

Web site: https://cetrad.utad.pt/

CETRAD is a development-focused research centre, based in the social sciences, that forms an integral part of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) in Portugal.

The core objectives of CETRAD are:

  • to encourage the inter- and multi-disciplinary construction of coherent and innovative research methodologies, capable of contributing to the solution of key problems of socio-economic and cultural development, in organisations of all kinds, and in local, regional, national, trans-border and international contexts;

  • to promote advanced-level academic training in development studies,

  • to place the knowledge, creativity and skills generated by its projects at the disposal of the wider community; and

  • to promote stakeholder participation throughout the project cycle.

Its topics are:

  • Agri-food systems, forest and sustainability in rural areas

  • Knowledge, entrepreneurship & competitiveness

  • Economic dynamics & socio-territorial cohesion

  • Tourism & Development

  • Demonstrate and capture the value of goods with & without market

  • Risk society, inclusion and social policies

Scale of intervention : Local, Regional, National, European, International

Keywords: sustainable tourism, local food systems, integrated rural development, sustainable woodland, rural entrepreneurship

Places: Portugal

Actors: research institute/center

Methods: investigación acción, participation research, case study