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Sílvia Ferreira holds a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University (UK). She is assistant professor in Sociology at the Faculty of Economics of Coimbra University (FEUC) since 2011, permanent researcher at the Centre for Social Studies since 2004 and member of the Center for Cooperative and Social Economy Studies of the Faculty of Economics since 2002. She lectures at undergraduate and at graduate levels. Since 2021 she is co-coordinator of the Masters Programme on Social Intervention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Between 2011 and 2020 she was co-coordinator of the Sociology PhD Programme. Between 2015 and 2017 she coordinated the Sociology Degree and the Sociology Department. She is member of the scientific board of FEUC since 2016. She has been lecturer in advanced training courses such as (2019) RurAction Spring School on "Social Innovations and Regional Development - Possibilities and Limits of Intentional Change" (Roskilde University), (2018) COST-CNRS-EMES International Training School: Social enterprises and research methods: Qualitative methods, mixed methods and international comparisons (Aix-En Provence University), (2015) 4th European Summer School on Social Economy (University of Bologna). Since 1996 she has been involved in research on social security reform, third sector and social policy, gender equality in third sector organisations, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the social and solidarity economy, social enterprises, volunteering and local governance through state/third sector partnerships. She currently coordinates the research projects EMPOWER-SE ¿ Empowering the New Generation of Social Enterprise Scholars, funded by COST/EC and the project TIMES ¿ Institutional Trajectories and Models of Social Enterprises in Portugal, funded by FCT/EU, besides participating as researcher in other projects on social innovation and social welfare. She recently completed the study on "Up-date of the mapping of social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe", funded by EURICSE on behalf of the European Commission. Since 2019 she co-founded and co-coordinates the section on Civil Society, Alternative Economies and Volunteering in the Portuguese Sociological Association. Since 2015, she is board member of EMES ¿ International Research Network, the main international research network on social enterprises and between 2009 and 2015 she was Book Review Editor of VOLUNTAS, the journal of the International Society for This Sector Research. She was member of the board (2012-2014) and member of the permanent commission of the scientific council of the Center for Social Studies. Some of her publications include: (2021), ¿Social Enterprise in Portugal Concepts, Contexts and Models¿, in J. Defourny & M. Nyssens (org.), Social Enterprise in Western Europe. London: Routledge (with J. Almeida); (2019), Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe. Updated country report: Portugal, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union; (2019) ¿Social Innovation and Public Policy¿, in Howaldt, J.; Kaletka, C.; Schröder, A.; Zirngiebl, M. (org.), Atlas of Social Innovation. New Practices for a Better Future, Dortmund: TU Dortmund Universit (with L. Hulgard); (2019) "A economia social na hibridização com o Estado, o mercado e a sociedade: perspetivas analíticas macro, meso e micro", in VVAA (org.), Economia Social - olhares cruzados. Coimbra: Almedina; (2015) "Sociological Observations of the Third Sector through Systems Theory: An Analytical Proposal", Voluntas, 25(6); (2015) "New Paths for Third Sector Institutions in a Welfare State in Crisis: The Case of Portugal", Nonprofit Policy Forum, 6(2); (2015) The social and institutional impact of the economic and finantial crisis on third sector organisations. Lisboa: EAPN Portugal/Rede Europeia Anti-Pobreza (with E. Santos, P. Cruz and M. Lopes.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Sílvia Ferreira

Citation names

  • Ferreira, Sílvia

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
711D-84A1-ED8F
ORCID iD
0000-0001-5549-5168

Email addresses

  • smdf@fe.uc.pt (Professional)

Websites

  • https://www.ces.uc.pt/pt/ces/pessoas/investigadoras-es/silvia-ferreira (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Sociology
  • Social Sciences - Sociology
  • Social Sciences - Sociology
  • Social Sciences - Sociology
  • Social Sciences - Sociology
Education
Degree Classification
2011
Concluded
Sociology (Doktor (PhD))
Lancaster University, United Kingdom
"The Paradox of the Third Sector: a systems-theoretical, relational approach to the role of third sector in welfare governance via local partnerships" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Pass
2001
Concluded
Mestrado em Sociologia (Mestrado)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
"O papel das organizações do terceiro sector na reforma das políticas públicas de protecção social" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Muito Bom
1996
Concluded
Licenciatura em Sociologia (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
"A reforma do Sistema de Segurança Social" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17 valores
Affiliation

Science

2012/07/01 - Current Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia Centro de Estudos Cooperativos e da Economia Social, Portugal
2004/03/31 - Current Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
1996/09/30 - 2001/11/30 Research Assistant (Research)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

2011/04/01 - Current Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2002/07/16 - 2011/03/31 Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2002/04/16 - 2002/07/16 Lecturer (University Teacher)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal

Positions / Appointments

2016/11/16 - Current Member of The Scientific Council
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2011/11/30 - 2020/12 Co-coordinator of the Sociology PhD
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2014/11/01 - 2020/10 Co-coordinator of the Post-Graduation on Social Economy
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2015/10/15 - 2017/11/30 Coordination of the Sociology Department
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2015/10/15 - 2017/11/30 Coordination of the Sociology Degree
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2012/04/02 - 2014/04/30 Member of the Board of Directors
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal

Others

2009/03/01 - 2014/11/01 Scientific Supervisor of ISFEUC - Incubadora Social Académica
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2006 - 2008/08 The Paradox of the Third Sector: a systems-theoretical, relational approach to the role of third sector in welfare governance via local partnerships
SFRH / BD / 23689 / 2005
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2017 - 2021/11 EMPOWER-SE - Empowering the Next Generation of Social Enterprise Scholars
CA COST Action CA16206
Principal investigator
European Commission
2019 - 2021 EmployALL - A crise do emprego e o Estado Social em Portugal: deter a produção de vulnerabilidades sociais e de desigualdades
PTDC/SOC-SOC/30543/2017
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2020/11 TIMES - Trajetórias Institucionais e Modelos de Empresa Social em Portugal
02/SAICT/2017
Principal investigator
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Comissão Europeia
2017 - 2019/11 Atlantic Social Lab - Atlantic cooperation for the promotion of social innovation
EAPA_246/2016
Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
European Commission
2018 - 2019/10 MAPPING Up-date of the mapping of social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe
VC/2017/0091
Principal investigator
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Istituto Europeo di Ricerca sull'Impresa Cooperativa e Sociale
2015 - 2016/06 PATHS: for Solidarity Economy and Youth Entrepreneurship in Europe
2014-2-ES02-KA205-005149
Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
European Commission
2015 - 2016 O impacto social e institucional da crise económica e financeira nas Organizações do Terceiro Sector
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Researcher
2010 - 2011 Estudo sobre Voluntariado
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Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Fundação Eugénio de almeida
2008 - 2009 Microempreendedorismo e associativismo em países de desenvolvimento periférico
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Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
2005 - 2006 Estudo Diagnóstico e Prospectivo sobre o Papel das ONG na Promoção da Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens
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Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Commissao para a Cidadania e Igualdade de Genero
2002 - 2004 European Cooperative University
F/01/B/P/PP-118065
Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia Centro de Estudos Cooperativos e da Economia Social, Portugal

Collège Coopératif Provence-Alpes-Méditerrané, France
European Commission
2001 - 2001 Reinventing Social Emancipation
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Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
1997 - 1999 A Sociedade Portuguesa Perante os Desafios da Globalização: Modernização Económica, Social e Cultural
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Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia. Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe. Updated country report: Portugal. Luxemburgo, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 2019.
    Published
  2. Santos, Elisabeth; Veiga, Fátima; Lopes, Mónica; Ferreira, Sílvia. O impacto social e institucional da crise económica e financeira nas Organizações do Terceiro Sector. Lisboa, Portugal: EAPN Portugal/Rede Europeia Anti-Pobreza. 2015.
    Published
  3. Ferreira, Sílvia; Serapioni, Mauro; Maneca, Teresa. Voluntariado em Portugal: contextos, atores e práticas. 2013.
Book chapter
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia; Almeida, Joana. "Social Enterprises in Portugal: Concepts, contexts and models". In Social Enterprise in Western Europe, edited by Jacques Defourny; Marthe Nyssens. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2021.
    In press
  2. Ferreira, Sílvia; Petrella, Francesca; Richez-Battesti, Nadine; Solórzano-García, Marta. "Social enterprises in France, Portugal and Spain: between path dependence and institutional creation?". In Social Enterprise in Western Europe, edited by Jacques Defourny. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2021.
    In press
  3. Ferreira, Sílvia; Meneses, Maria Paula; Araújo, Sara. "Welfare, labour and austerity: resistances and alternatives through women's gaze". In Justice and vulnerability in Europe: an interdisciplinary approach, edited by Trudie Knijn; Dorota Lepianka. Edward Elgar, 2020.
    Published
  4. Ferreira, Sílvia. "A economia social na hibridização com o Estado, o mercado e a sociedade: perspetivas analíticas macro, meso e micro". In Economia Social - olhares cruzados. Coimbra, Portugal: Almedina, 2019.
    Published
  5. Ferreira, Sílvia; Hulgard, Lars. "Social Innovation and Public Policy". In Atlas of Social Innovation. New Practices for a Better Future, edited by Howaldt, J; Kaletka, C.; Schröder, A.; Zirngiebl, M.. Dortmund, Germany: Sozialforschungsstelle, TU Dortmund Universit, 2019.
    Published
  6. Ferreira, Sílvia; Caitana, Beatriz. "Tecnologias Sociais no Modelo de Extensão Universitária em Portugal: A Emergênccia das Incubadoras Sociais". In Ensaios de Direito e de Sociologia A Partir do Brasil e de Portugal, edited by Gisela Maria Bester; Hermes Costa; Gloriete Marques Alves Hilário, 00-00. Curitiba, Brazil: Instituto Memória, 2015.
    Published
  7. Hespanha, Pedro; Pacheco, Vanda; Ferreira, Sílvia. "O Estado Social, Crise e Reformas". In A Economia Política do Retrocesso - Crise, Causas e Objetivos, edited by José Reis, 189-281. Coimbra, Portugal: CES/Almedina, 2014.
    Published
  8. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Terceiro Sector e Estado-Providência em Portugal". In Os Portugueses e o Estado-Providência, edited by Silva, Filipe Carreira da, 161-196. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2013.
    Published
  9. Ferreira, Sílvia. "A Segurança Social é Insustentável?". In Não Acredite em Tudo o que Pensa: Mitos do Senso Comum na Era da Austeridade, edited by José Soeiro; Miguel Cardina; Nuno Serra, 00-00. Lisboa, Portugal: Tinta da China, 2013.
    Published
  10. Ferreira, Sílvia; Ferreira, Sílvia. "Governance and failure in local strategic multi-sectoral partnerships: the cases of LSP (England) and Rede Social (Portugal)". In Governing Ambiguities: New Forms of Governance and Civil Society, edited by Enjolras, B.; Bozzini, E., 39-56. Baden Baden: Nomos, 2011.
    Published • 10.5771/9783845235462-39
  11. Ferreira, Sílvia; Ferreira, Sílvia. "Researching civicness contexts and conditions: the case of the Portuguese welfare mix in social services". In Civicness in the governance and provision of social services, edited by Adalbert Evers; Taco Brandsen; Paul Dekker, 227-248. Baden Baden: Nomos, 2010.
    Published • 10.5771/9783845222400-227
  12. Ferreira, Sílvia; Ferreira, Sílvia. "The South European and the Nordic welfare and third sector regimes – how far were we from each other?". In Nordic civic society organisations and the future of welfare services. A model for Europe?, edited by Aila-Leena Matthies, 301-326. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers, 2006.
    Published
  13. Ferreira, Sílvia; Santos, Boaventura de Sousa. "A reforma do Estado-Providência entre globalizações conflituantes". In Risco social e incerteza: pode o Estado social recuar mais?, edited by Pedro Hespanha; Graça Carapinheiro, 177-225. Porto: Afrontamento, 2002.
    Published
Book review
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Victor Pestoff, Taco Brandsen, Bram Verschuere (eds): New Public Governance The Third Sector, and Co-Production". Review of New Public Governance, the Third Sector, and Co-Production 25, 2 (2014): 561-563.
    Published • 10.1007/s11266-013-9410-5
  2. Ferreira, Sílvia. "M. Powell (ed.), (2007), Understanding the Mixed Economy of Welfare. Bristol: Policy Press. £50.00, pp. 249, hbk.". (2008):
    10.1017/s0047279408002055
Conference paper
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Mudança e continuidade institucional do Terceiro Setor em Portugal". Paper presented in Congresso Internacional de Intervenção Social, Inovação e Empreendedorismo, Coimbra, 2017.
    Published
  2. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Scaling social impact under different modes of welfare governance: an analytical proposal". Paper presented in 3rd EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise: Social Innovation through Social Entrepreneurship in Civil Society, Roskilde, 2011.
    Published
  3. Ferreira, Sílvia. "O perfil de emprego do empresário social em Portugal". Paper presented in Congresso Luso-Afro-Brasileiro de Ciências Sociais, A Questão Social no Novo Milénio, Coimbra, 2004.
    Published
  4. Ferreira, Sílvia. "As organizações do terceiro sector na reforma da Segurança Social". Paper presented in IV Congresso Português de Sociologia, 2000.
    Published
  5. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Os actores na reforma dos sistemas de protecção social: a reforma do Sistema de Segurança Social português". Paper presented in V Congresso Luso Afro Brasileiro de Ciências Sociais, Maputo, 1998.
    Published
Dictionary entry
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Regulação Social". In Dicionário ALICE. Centro de Estudos Sociais, 2019. https://alice.ces.uc.pt/dictionary/?id=23838&pag=23918&id_lingua=1&entry=24520.
    Published
  2. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Rede". In Dicionário ALICE. Centro de Estudos Sociais, 2019. https://alice.ces.uc.pt/dictionary/?id=23838&pag=23918&id_lingua=1&entry=24514.
    Published
  3. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Segurança Social". In Dicionário das Crises e Alternativas, edited by Observatório das Crises e Alternativas. Almedina, 2012.
  4. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Estado Providência". In Dicionário das Crises e Alternativas, edited by Observatório das Crises e Alternativas. Almedina, 2012.
  5. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Fundos de Pensões". In Dicionário das Crises e Alternativas, edited by Observatório das Crises e Alternativas. Almedina, 2012.
    Published
  6. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Terceiro Sector". In Dicionário das Crises e Alternativas, edited by Observatório das Crises e Alternativas. Almedina, 2012.
    Published
  7. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Governação Local". In Dicionário Internacional da Outra Economia, edited by António Cattani; Luis Inácio Gaiger; Pedro Hespanha; Jean Louis Laville. Almedina, 2009.
    Published
  8. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Terceiro Sector". In Dicionário Internacional da Outra Economia, edited by António Cattani; Luis Inácio Gaiger; Pedro Hespanha; Jean Louis Laville. Almedina, 2009.
    Published
Journal article
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia. "New Paths for Third-Sector Institutions in a Welfare State in Crisis: The Case of Portugal". Nonprofit Policy Forum 6 2 (2015): 213-241. https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/npf.2015.6.issue-2/npf-2014-0025/npf-2014-0025.xml?format=INT.
    Published • 10.1515/npf-2014-0025
  2. Ferreira, Sílvia. "O voluntariado e a promoção do voluntariado em Portugal". Revista Cooperativismo e Economia Social 36 (2014): 305-316.
    Published
  3. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Sociological Observations of the Third Sector Through Systems Theory: An Analytical Proposal". VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 25 6 (2014): 1671-1693. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11266-014-9469-7.
    Published • 10.1007/s11266-014-9469-7
  4. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Observando a indecidibilidade da participação do terceiro setor na governação em rede". Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais 97 (2012): 107-132. http://rccs.revues.org/4955.
    Published • 10.4000/rccs.4955
  5. Sílvia Ferreira. "A invenção estratégica do terceiro sector como estrutura de observação mútua: Uma abordagem histórico-conceptual". Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais 84 (2009): 169-192. https://doi.org/10.4000%2Frccs.422.
    10.4000/rccs.422
  6. Ferreira, Sílvia; Ferreira, Sílvia. "A questão social e as alternativas da sociedade civil no contexto das novas formas de governação". Ciências Sociais Unisinos 44 1 (2008): 28-38. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/10137.
    Published
  7. Sílvia Ferreira; Ferreira, Sílvia. "The Past in the Present: Portuguese Social Security Reform". Social Policy and Society 4 3 (2005): 331-338. https://doi.org/10.1017%2Fs1474746405002484.
    Published • 10.1017/s1474746405002484
Magazine article
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Empresas Sociais e Economia Social: fronteiras e oportunidades", Revista Vez e Voz (ANIMAR), 2018, https://www.animar-dl.pt/comunicacao/vez-e-voz/3315-vez-e-voz-2018.
  2. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Os Titulos de Impacto Social e a financieirização da intervenção social", Le Monde Diplomatique - Edição Portuguesa, 2018
  3. Ferreira, Sílvia. "O Estado social e o terceiro sector: passado e futuro", Revista Manifesto, 2018, https://blog.manifesto.com.pt/product/revista-manifesto-numero-2/.
  4. Ferreira, Sílvia. "As (re)construções estratégicas da ideia de uma economia social", Le Monde Diplomatique - Edição Portuguesa, 2009
  5. Ferreira, Sílvia. "Empreendorismo, capacitação e mudança social", Boletim Vozes do Centro, 2006
  6. Ferreira, Sílvia; Santos, Boaventura de Sousa. "A Segurança Social do Futuro", Processo Zero (número especial 20 anos), Centro Nacional de Pensões, 1997
Newspaper article
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia. "A Economia Social e as Empresas Sociais", Jornal de Notícas, 2018
Report
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia; Virgínia Ferreira; Lina Coelho; Mónica Lopes. 2007. Estudo Diagnóstico e Prospectivo sobre o Papel das ONG na Promoção da Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens.
Working paper
  1. Ferreira, Sílvia. 2005. "O que tem de especial o empreendedor social? O perfil de emprego do empresário social em Portugal". Working Paper.
Activities

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2018/02/02 - 2019/11/08 Conferência internacional "Economia Social e Solidária e Movimento dos Bens Comuns" (2019/11/06 - 2019/11/08)
Conference (Member of the Scientific Committee)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2019/06/01 - 2019/11/07 3rd WG2 Research Workshop on "Unlocking the transformative potential of culture and the arts through SE" (2019/11/04 - 2019/11/05)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
University of Malta, Malta
2019/04/10 - 2019/06/27 Painel "Social economy and social enterprise" na 7th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise "Sustainable development through social enterprise, co-operative and voluntary action" (2019/06/24 - 2019/06/26)
Meeting (Co-organisor)
2018/09 - 2019/06 EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise "Sustainable development through social enterprise, co-operative and voluntary action", Sheffield, 24th - 27th June 2019 (2019/06/24 - 2019/06/27)
Congress (Member of the Scientific Committee)
EMES - International Research Network, Belgium

Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2018/09/03 - 2018/10/04 Empresas sociais: conceitos, contextos e investigação (2018/10/04 - 2018/10/04)
Workshop (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2017/07/01 - 2018/04/17 POLANYI International Seminar, Polanyi revisited through the lens of welfare state, social democracy and solidarity economy (2018/04/16 - 2018/04/17)
Congress (Member of the Scientific Committee)
EMES - International Research Network, Belgium

Roskilde Universitet, Denmark
2016/03/11 - 2016/09/24 Congresso Internacional de Intervenção Social, Inovação e Empreendedorismo, "Práticas de empreendedorismo e inovação social: perspetivas e estratégias" (2016/09/23 - 2016/09/24)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2018/10/15 - Current Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia Co-fundadora e membro da comissão organizadora da Nova secção da Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia: Sociedade Civil, Economias Alternativas, Voluntariado.
2015/09/30 - Current EMES - International Research Network Membro da Direção