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.

Scientific Director: Professor João Carlos Espada

Currently, CIEP is an R&D unit funded by the FCT - Science and Technology Foundation [Ref. UID/CPO/04597/2013].