State Reform: Efficiency and Sustainability

Mário António de Sousa Aroso de Almeida


  • Catarina Isabel Tomaz Santos Botelho
  • Jorge Manuel Pereira da Silva
  • Luís Manuel Pereira da Silva
  • Luís Manuel da Costa Sousa da Fábrica
  • Maria Filipa Pires Urbano Costa Calvão
  • Marta Vaz Canavarro Portocarrero de Carvalho
  • Pedro Manuel Pena Chancerelle de Machete
  • Raquel Maria Resende Duarte de Carvalho



This research line aims to develop studies and training activities in the fields of the reform of public administration and the reform of the administration of justice.

In the first area, the thematic areas are:

  1. the Modernization of Public Administration, including organizational solutions and mechanisms for concentration and simplification proceedings and safeguarding of fundamental rights in this context namely in the field of personal data protection;
  2. the Reform of the civil service regarding models of human resource management of Public Administration, institutional training and qualification of these resources, evaluation of new organizational models, support for training and qualification of employees in the public service;
  3. the Reform of the Welfare State, in the perspective of the evolution of state functions in a globalized world regarding financial sustainability, principles of intergenerational justice and sustainability of public policies.

Concerning the reform of the administration of justice, the thematic area includes management models and mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution.

In these listed areas, it’s intended to draw up comparative studies at European and international level, to promote public debates on the proposed solutions and to conduct international conferences and training activities.