RECI – Research in Education and Community Intervention

RECI – Research in Education and Community Intervention

  • Since: 2014
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RECI is an Education and Community Intervention Research Unit, established in January 2014 as a result of a protocol between Piaget Institute and APDES; it is part of Piaget Institute’s International Research Centre (CIIERT) and APDES’ Research Department.

The project’s main goal is to promote knowledge and develop adequate measures to promote social cohesion and reduce the inequality among individuals. RECI’s line of research is based on two main questions: 1) the unit aims to promote the liaison between research and intervention, by including different key-actors through participative methodologies (e.g. action-research). This paradigm of research is focused on the need to bring science closer to the people’s actual needs, develop socially adequate projects and empower people as key-actors in research and interventions. 2) this unit also aims to include the education and healthcare areas in the extensive spectrum of social dimensions. In this sense, RECI combines 2 intervention principles: a) inclusion and learning throughout people’s lives and b) social practices and communities’ well-being.

The liaison between research and intervention in the social domain will maximize the RECI’s expertise in terms of community intervention and internationalization of better practices. This way, the results from RECI’s activities will hopefully lead to the improvement of education, healthcare and social policies and to the social empowerment, well-being and cohesion of different communities.

RECI is funded by the FCT since 2015 (UID/Multi/04587/2013).

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