CES is organized in various research groups - decentralized units comprising a group of researchers who are interested in closely related areas or topics.

CCArq | Cities, Cultures, and Architecture Research Group

Coordination: Nancy Duxbury, Cláudia Pato de Carvalho and Antonieta Reis Leite

Research Areas: Cultural, Heritage and Symbolic Dimensions of Urban Planning and Public Buildings/Facilities; Architecture, Urban Regeneration and Identity; Cultural Policies, Inclusive Citizenship and City Governance; Public Spaces, Cultures and Participative Cities; Arts, Ways of Life and the Urban Experience

NECES | Science, Economy and Society Research Group

Coordination: Susana Costa, Filipe Santos and Hugo Pinto

Research Areas: Crises, (Un)Sustainability and dynamics of capitalism; Political economy, economic policy and economic polity; Risk, territories and governance; Science and technology studies

DECIDe | Democracy, Citizenship and Law Research Group

Coordination: Gaia Giuliani and Luciane Lucas dos Santos

Research Areas: Human rights, violence(s) and citizenship; State, justice administration and public policy; Democratisation, political participation, and access to rights and justice through a comparative perspective; (Anti-)racism, citizenship, and political processes; Memory, identity constructions and recognition; Consumers' indebtedness and overindebtedness

NHUMEP | Humanities, Migration and Peace Studies Research Group

Coordination: Inês Nascimento Rodrigues, Patricia Silva and Tatiana Moura

Research Areas: Discourses, identities, and representations; Immigration and Emigration: social dynamics and policies; History, memory, diasporas and post-colonialisms; Poetics, translation and comparative studies; Peace, interventionism and global governance; Violence, war, and post-conflict cultures

POSTRADE | Social Policies, Labour and Inequalities Research Group

Coordination: Ana Maria Seixas, Mauro Serapioni and Paula Sequeiros

Research Areas: Social policies for citizenship; Social Risks and vulnerability: collective action, networks and organizations; Classes and social inequalities; Labour relations and trade unionism