CETAPS has a strong international strategy, promoting cooperation and partnerships with many international institutions and partners. We participate in and co-organize joint Masters and Doctoral programmes; we have joined intensive programmes and promoted Erasmus internships; we participate in board membership in societies and journals; we have been hosting / co-organizing many international conferences; we have published in journals and collections with global circulation, including a Scopus indexed journal (REAP / JAPS).

Resident Junior Researcher:

Dr Sandie Mourão

From 2018, Dr Sandie Mourão will be working as a junior researcher at CETAPS / TEALS area, after winning a CEEC Individual contract (FCT).

An investigation into developing the intercultural domain in primary English education in Portugal: Children’s literature to support intercultural citizenship education

She’ll be doing a baseline study and then developing, piloting, implementing and evaluating an intervention project for teacher education, which will run through CETAPS. She’ll also be creating teacher resources to go online and a data base of picturebooks, rhymes and folk tales for intercultural understanding and citizenship education.


Post-Doctoral Researcher:

Supervisor: Carlos Ceia

  1. Alexei José Esteves Xavier: “Management education to study in Brazil, Portugal and England, with a variant of the English language” (CETAPS/FCSH, 2016).
  2. Nicolás Montalbán.( PhD in English Philology , Universidade de Múrcia, Espanha): “Developing materials for English for Specific and Professional Purposes”, estágio formativo em Lisboa (FCSH), 2-16 Julho de 2017.
  3. Hélder Fanha Martins, “Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games and Incidental Lexical Learning in English for Specific Purposes”, projecto de pós-doutoramento inserido no grupo de investigação TEALS – Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies, Outubro de 2017-Outubro de 2019.


Supervisors: Carlos Ceia & António Lopes

  1. Ana Catarina Leiria de Mendonça Coutinho de Castro: Referência da bolsa: SFRH/BPD/117672/2016; Ciências da Educação; co-orientada pelo Doutor António Lopes (Universidade do Algarve); título: “Novas abordagens para a aprendizagem de línguas: o papel da formação na recetividade de futuros professores de inglês à inovação pedagógica” (Setembro de 2017-Setembro de 2020)


Supervisors: Gabriela Gândara Terenas

  1. José Francisco Baptista de Sousa: A Life of Don Pedro, by Maria Callcott (Anglo-Portuguese Studies)

Utopia500 is the name of CETAPS’ currently most expressive outreach project. After the Eurotopia and the PAN-Utopia projects, which involved over 4,000 students from all school levels, CETAPS created Utopia500 in 2015 for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia. The project has ever since been the training place for 77 Erasmus interns with a variety of backgrounds who have come from all over the world to spend from 4 months to 1 year working on CETAPS’ outreach activities.

See the team here

The Erasmus Mundus Masters programme Crossways in Cultural Narratives (CWCN) is the continuation of two former Erasmus Mundus programmes Crossways in European Humanities (2005-2011) and Crossways in Cultural Narratives (2012-2018). CETAPS participates in this unique MA since the beginning.

Text and Event in Early Modern Europe
An Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

Welcome to the TEEME website! TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the Humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic). The partnership will foster intercultural dialogue and disseminate the best research in history, literature and culture to the wider community. On these pages you will find our research profile, a description of the programme and its objectives, details of the consortium universities and the programme’s associated partners, as well as information on the application process.

An European Joint Doctorates (EJD) from the programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie


MOVES is defined by a unique collaboration between university researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences and partners across sectors (NGOs, charities working with migrants and cultural and creative industries) in 5 EU countries. It identifies the contemporary issue of migration as a problem to be treated within the wide context of modernity, acknowledging the way it has shaped European identity, first in the outward thrust of European nations in colonial movements, then through emigration from many European countries, and recently through immigration as the predominant form of mobility in Europe. Moves aims to: 1) contribute to the understanding of the so-called migration crisis by analysing the stories of migration told across different nations and cultures and in various media and explaining the links between its historical roots and present-day cultural dynamics; 2) train future experts in migration management; 3) influence popular opinion to combat anti-immigrant sentiment.

At FLUP this programme has a team of scholars from four departments, coordinated by Rui Carvalho Homem (DEAA).

It is due to begin in the academic year of 2019-2020.

Intercultural Citizenship Education through Picturebooks in early English Language Learning (ICEPELL)

ERASMUS + KA203 project

October 2019 – August 2022

Coordinated by Sandie Mourão (FCT / CETAPS researcher)

Total budget: 300 667,00 €

The main aim of this three-year project, which focuses on innovation in the Higher Education and School Education Sectors, is to strengthen the profile of the teaching profession through the development of practitioner competencies to confidently integrate intercultural citizenship education (ICE) into early English as a foreign language (EFL) education. The target group is the school community – practitioners (teachers of English, teacher librarians, student teachers), children aged 5 to 12 years, and teacher educators.

Consisting of a network of partners from five European countries – Portugal, Germany, Italy, Norway and the Netherlands – with expertise in early language learning, teacher education, picturebooks in language learning and materials design, ICEPELL aims to:


  • Survey practitioners’ attitudes and reasons for reticence towards ICE
  • Compile a data-base of picturebooks in English to develop ICE in early EFL education
  • Provide training and professional development to pre- and in-service practitioners, equipping them with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and competences to successfully plan for, manage and assess ICE through picturebooks in early EFL education
  • Develop, pilot and evaluate teaching packs around picturebooks that will integrate ICE in early EFL
  • Publish and disseminate a handbook that supports practitioners and teacher educators in integrating ICE through picturebooks into the early EFL curriculum
  • Facilitate an Open Educational Resources platform on e-Twinning that enables practitioners to develop communities of practice
  • Support teachers in setting up a virtual space to bring children together across borders to interact and develop ICE in real time
  • Set up an ICEPELL Project platform to disseminate the project activities and outputs