CIEP is the Research Centre of the Institute for Political Studies of Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
CIEP brings together researchers from various specialist fields, including:
- European Studies;
- Comparative Politics;
- Politics of the Sea;
- Public Policies;
- International Relations;
- Defence and Security;
- Political Theory.
CIEP fosters and encourages, as is the case throughout the IEP, the internationalisation of its researchers and their research projects. CIEP is currently a member of The Network of Democracy Research Institutes and Europaeum.
Currently, CIEP is an R&D unit funded by the FCT - Science and Technology Foundation [Ref. UID/CPO/04597/2013].