Assessment Mechanisms

In accordance with the statutes, CES has two supervision units aiming at analyzing and assessing the activities organized by the Centre, producing detailed annual assessment reports: The Internal Supervision Unit and the External Supervision Unit. The Internal Supervision Unit consists of five members appointed by the Scientific Board; the External Supervision Unit is formed by three to six renowned scientific experts, of which at least two operate in international units.

The current Internal Supervision Unit members are:

Ana Cordeiro Santos
Gonçalo Canto Moniz
Miguel Cardina
Pedro Hespanha
Silvia Rodríguez Maeso

The External Supervision Unit members for the period 2020 - 2022 are:

Alessandra Capuano - Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Jacqueline Descarpentries – Université Paris 8
Mary Layoun - University of Wisconsin–Madison
Mikael Rask Madsen - University of Copenhagen
Sue Scott – University of York 

The former External Supervision Units were composed by:

2016 to 2019

Maria José Fariñas Dulce – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Matthieu de Nanteuil – Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Roberto Vecchi – Università di Bologna, Italy

2013 to 2015
Goran Therborn - University of Cambridge - United Kingdom
Gurminder K. Bhambra - Social Theory Centre of the University of Warwick - United Kingdom
Wanda Capeller - Institut de Sciences Politiques (Sciences-Po, Toulouse) - France

2009 to 2012
Benjamin Tejerina - Universidad del País Vasco - Spain
Ramon Grosfoguel - University of Califórnia, Berkeley - United States of America
Teresa Cruz e Silva - Universidade Eduardo Mondlane - Mozambique

Every year, the two Units hold several individual and joint meetings, produce reports and provide recommendations based on the previous year’s Activities Report and on the Activities Plan for the following year. The External Supervision Unit visits CES regularly and meets with the governing bodies and with CES research community.