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Researcher from CIS-Iscte in the coordination of the European Rural Pact



Francisco Simões, CIS-Iscte researcher, will join the coordination group of the EU Rural Pact.


The EU Rural Pact is a European Union initiative that aims to establish the coordination of European policies for rural areas, involving areas such as rural development, education, and employment.


After applying for this opportunity, Francisco Simões was selected for the coordination of the body and will certainly expand Iscte's capacity for involvement in international networks with an impact on research.


The Rural Pact has three objectives:

  • Amplifying rural voices and bring them higher on the political agenda

  • Structuring and enabling networking, collaboration & mutual learning

  • Encouraging and monitoring voluntary commitments to act for the vision.

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