Integrated Phd Researcher

Ana Cláudia Valente

research interests

Human capital; innovation; work; public policy in education, vocational training and employment.

Short Bio

Researcher at CEPCEP, Portuguese Catholic University (UCP), and at DINÂMIA’CET (ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon). Since 2010 is also member of the Board of Directors of CEPCEP. In 2014 joined the research team of CESOP - Research Centre of Public Opinion, from the UCP. PhD in Economics, specialization in Industrial Economics and Innovation, ISCTE-IUL. Degree in Sociology from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with a postgraduate degree in Economics and Public Policy and a Masters in Human Resource Management and Policies, both from ISCTE-IUL. Her research fields are: human capital, innovation and public policy in education, vocational training and employment. Since 2013 is a national expert in the CEDEFOP network "Forecasting Skills and Labour Market Developments".

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Valente, A.C., Simões, A. e Santos, F. (2014). “Convincing resistant and discouraged adults for lifelong learning: the role of national strategies and local communities”. In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference of the ESREA Research Network on “Local Change, Social Actions and Adult Learning: Challenges and Responses” Institute of Education, University of Lisbon, June 26, 27 and 28, 2014.

Main publications

Valente, A.C., Domingues, A.R., Soares, C., Dias, G.P., Correa, I., van den Bossche, P. e Ramos, T. B. (2014). Assessment of life-cycle skills and training needs in the renewable and energy efficiency sectors: the cases of the wind energy and electric mobility and smart grids. In the forthcoming OECD-Cedefop Green Publication.

Valente, A.C. e Marques, P. (2014). An Evaluation of the Social and Employment Aspects and Challenges in Portugal. Policy Note. Directorate General for Internal Policies – Economic Governance Support Unit (EGOV).

Valente, A.C., Xavier de Carvalho, L. e Xavier de Carvalho, A. (2011). “Bringing Lifelong Learning to Low Skilled Adults: The New Opportunities Initiative”. In Carneiro, R. (Coord), Accreditation of Prior Learning as a Lever for Lifelong Learning: Lessons learnt from the New Opportunities Initiative, Portugal. CEPCEP-UCP, UNESCO-UIL e MENON.

Valente, A.C. e Salavisa, I. (2011). Innovation and growth in the knowledge-based economy: The role of education quality, cognitive skills and workplace learning. In Proceedings of the EAEPE 2011 Conference on Schumpeter's Heritage - The Evolution of the Theory of Evolution, October, 27 - 30, 2011, Vienna, Austria.

Main projects

IESE. Adultos de Baixa Escolaridade – Novos Desafios para a Aprendizagem ao Longo da Vida em Portugal (2013-2014). Projeto financiado pelo POAT-FSE. SERGA. Fatores Determinantes para o Crescimento do Emprego de Jovens (CREJOV) (2012-2013). Projeto financiado pelo POAT-FSE.

Quartenaire Portugal e IESE. Avaliação Estratégica do QREN – Lote 1: Estudo de Avaliação do Contributo do QREN para a Redução do Abandono Escolar Precoce (2012-2013). Observatório do QREN.

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