Roberto Falanga was born in 1983. He earned his Master degree in Psychology at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome, and Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Coimbra with the PhD Thesis "Developing Change. A Psychosociological action research with Civil Servants engaged in Participatory Processes" (https://estudogeral.sib.uc.pt/handle/10316/24148) (FCT Grant Fellow SFRH/BD/62118/2009).
He is currently Postdoc Research Fellow at the ICS-ULisboa, leading the Research Project "Beyond Big Narratives: An Inquiry into Changing Socioeconomic Paradigms and the Role of Participatory Mechanisms in Urban Contexts" (FCT Grant Fellow SFRH/BPD/109406/2015). At the ICS-ULisboa he is member of the GI-ATS "Research Group Environment, Territory and Society", and member of the Observatory OBSERVA.
He was Postdoc Research Fellow for the Seventh Framework Programme funded Project MOPACT "Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe" (April 2014 - December 2015). He was Assistant Professor of Social Sciences in the Master Course of Architecture at the Catholic University of Viseu (2014 and 2015). From 2014 onwards he collaborates with advisory board of the Policy Programme "Bip/Zip" concerned with local development in priority areas, and promoted by the Municipality of Lisbon (the program was awarded as best participatory practice by the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy in 2013). He was member of the team of experts for the evaluation of the National Policy Programme "Portugal Participa: Caminhos para a Inovação Societal" in 2016. In April and May 2016 he collaborated with the CIS-ISCTE-IUL research team of the Circlemed funded Project "Memotrade". He was member of the organizing committees of the ICS-PhD Workshop "Territórios à Margem: Problematização e Intervenção" (May, 2016) and ICS-Summer School "Sociedade Civil e Território: Mobilização e Intervenção" (June, 2016).
• Projeto de Investigação Pós-Doutoral "Beyond Big Narratives: An Inquiry into Changing Socioeconomic Paradigms and the Role of Participatory Mechanisms in Urban Contexts" (Bolsa de Investigação Pós-Doutoral FCT SFRH/BPD/2015)
• Membro da Equipa de Investigação do Projeto FCT "ExPERts: Making sense of planning expertise: housing policy and the role of experts in the Programa Especial de Realojamento (PER)" - PTDC/ATP-EUR/4309/2014
• Membro da Equipa de Investigação do Projeto FCT/ CAPES "Novas modalidades de participação política: protestos e participação institucional no Brasil e em Portugal em perspectiva" -8551/14-6
|The inclusionary turn of urban co-governance: Insights from Lisbon||Urban Think Tanks. A Discussion on Citizenship and the Spatial planning process||05/12/2018|
|Evaluating citizen participation in policymaking||URBiNAT webinar on citizen participation||23/10/2018|
|Urban Centers: Acting upon or with cities||Urban Centers: Acting upon or with cities||19/10/2018|
|Citizen participation in Southern European capital cities: comparing Lisbon, Madrid, and Rome||Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy||26/09/2018|
|The participation of the "have-nots" in public decision-making||Border Crossings: European and North American responses to the current migration crisis||27/07/2018|
|O que é uma interface? A perspetiva dos agentes locais, no desenho do Observatório BIP/ZIP||A Produção do Território: Formas, Processos, Desígnios||18/07/2018|
|Reclaim Europe!||Reclaim Europe!||14/07/2018|
|Citizen participation in urban regeneration policies A comparative analysis of Lisbon and Rome||ESA RN-37 Inequality and uncertainty: current challenges for cities||27/06/2018|
|Orçamentos Participativos em Portugal: Da escala local à escala nacional||Orçamentos Participativos em Portugal: Da escala local à escala nacional||27/05/2018|
|A participação da sociedade civil nas políticas urbanas em Lisboa||Para uma nova agenda urbana: Contributos da investigação científica para Lisboa||24/05/2018|
|A participação pública na construção de índices de gestão autárquica||II Fórum Regional da Rede de Autarquias Participativas||27/04/2018|
|Practices of informality and participatory governance for social justice||PhD Development Studies||27/04/2018|
|Participação Sénior nas Cidades||Universidade Sénior “Governance, Politics, and Citizenship in the XXI Century||12/04/2018|
|Citizen participation in metropolitan areas of Southern Europe||PhD Achitecture of contemporary metropolitan areas||10/04/2018|
|Participatory methods: theoretical and practical issues||Research Project Seminar, PhD Comparative Politics||07/03/2018|
|Fórum da Habitação: Ausências Passadas, Presenças Futuras||Primeiro Fórum Nacional ‘Fórum da Habitação: Ausências Passadas, Presenças Futuras’||05/01/2018|
|Homeland, or a multiscalar community? (Dis)continuity in the American security/safety discourse and practice||Home_lands and the borders of America||27/09/2016|
|Portugal participa? Uma reflexão crítica sobre democracia participativa em Portugal||IX Congresso Português de Sociologia, Portugal: território de territórios||06/07/2016|