ESEIA International Conference 2022

Nicosia, Cyprus
November 2, 2022


By invitation from URBiNAT Observer organisation, the Cyprus Institute, Isabel Ferreira representing URBiNAT will participate in the 5th ESEIA International Conference on ‘Towards Climate-Neutral Energy Communities’ to be held at the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 2 and 3 November.

Isabel will give a talk on “URBiNAT: Innovating with governance approaches for inclusive, nature-based solution”. Abstract and details HERE.


Isabel Ferreira
Project Co-Coordinator CES-UC

Portuguese researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, she is a member of the co-coordination team of the URBiNAT project, focusing on its participation and governance components. She holds a PhD in Sociology, Cities and Urban Cultures, with the thesis dissertation “Governance, citizenship and participation in small and medium-sized cities: a comparative study between Portuguese and Canadian cities”, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/129936/2017) and mobility grants from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the International Council of Canadian Studies.  Between 2015-2016 she integrated the team of the H2020 project EMPATIA. Since 2015, she also has been collaborating regularly with the Executive Agency for Research (European Commission) as an independent expert. She graduated in Geography, with specialization in Environmental Studies at University of Coimbra (Portugal), and specialized in Environmental Impact Studies at University of Murcia (Spain), and holds a Master in Territorial and Environmental Planning at the New University of Lisbon (Portugal). Her professional experience is mainly related to local planning in environmental, territorial, cultural, educational and sports planning, having held technical functions at the Municipality of Barcelos where she coordinated, collaborated and developed various plans and projects between 2001 and 2012.