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The XI APCP Congress took place from March 30 to April 1, 2023, at the Faculdade de Artes e Letras, Universidade da Beira Interior, in Covilhã. The Congress had around 350 participants who presented their papers, comprising the following thematic areas: Portuguese Society and Politics, European Studies, Comparative Politics, Governance and Local Politics, Administration and Public Policies, International Relations and Political Theory.

Becoming a Member

If you are a professor or a researcher in our scientific area, become a member or associate member. Send us your up-to-date CV to socios@apcp.pt

All our members are registered here (link to the member list) and at the annual directory of members. They receive regularly informations, relevant contents and are granted several discounts, such as to the fees for the bi-annual congress, to the activities promoted by the different sections and to some subscriptions of Portuguese journals.

Political Science

Secondary Education

In the high school curricula there is, since 2006, the Program of Political Science, taught on the 12th grade.

Bachelor Degrees

16 Portuguese Universities offer Bachelor degrees in Political Science or in similar fields. See the complete list here.

Post graduate and Master Degrees

In 15 Portuguese Universities it is possible to pursue post-graduate studies in Political Science or in related fields. See the complete list here.


There are currently 25 degrees in Political Science or in related fields distributed by 12 Portuguese Universities. See the full list here.


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Save the Date - IPSA: Call for Papers and Panels

From September 11th to 13th, 2024, the conference "Democratization and Autocratization" of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) will take place in Lisbon, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, as part of the celebration of its 75th anniversary.

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Call for papers | Section on Parties and Party Systems

The APCP section on Parties and Party Systems invites the submission of proposals for the Workshop Parties, Party System Change and the Evolution of Portuguese Democracy. We invite papers that deal with the empirical study of Portuguese political parties and the party system during the democratic period (1974-2024). The thematic and methodological approaches of the papers are deliberately broad, but priority will be given to papers that focus on the long-term transformation of Portuguese political parties and/or the party system and their impact on the evolution of Portuguese democracy. We also welcome comparative papers (which include Portugal) and encourage young scholars to apply.

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Prof. Madalena Meyer Resende on the IPSA Executive Committee

During the IPSA Council on July 19, 2023, the last day of the 27th IPSA congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Prof. Madalena Meyer Resende, President of APCP, was elected to the 27th Executive Committee of IPSA and was re-elected Vice-President of this association, in her second term (2023-2025).