PAFSE Advisory Boards

Advisory Committee (AC)

The Advisory Committee will give advice on different issues such as sustainable development, employment, education, STEM, public health, social inclusion, innovation, national policies, citizenship, development policies and other EU external policy. Public health and science education challenges will be particularly explored in relation to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The composition of the AC will assure the presence of the views of relevant policy makers, social and political groups, civil society, and also country governance structures, such as Ministries of Health, Science, Technology, Education, National Directorates for Education, National Directorates for Health and specific bodies devoted to the promotion of science education such as the National Network of Ciência Viva Centres and Ciência Viva School Clubs Networks. These stakeholders will provide scientific insights throughout the project about particular actions that can contribute to the discussion of how to turn the scientific knowledge resulting from PAFSE into policy-relevant recommendations. Other relevant groups will be represented at this forum, such as parents, teachers, non-governmental organizations and particularly vulnerable groups.

Accessibility and Gender Committee (AGC)

AGC is a counselling body on the issues of gender equality, accessibility and integration of minorities and economically disadvantaged people and also people with special needs.
The committee includes members of the consortium and external experts on enhancing accessibility, fighting info-exclusion and gender mainstreaming in education and science. The AGC aims to create awareness on the needs of persons with special needs and work on overcoming the gap between the average user and those with minor disabilities, promoting equal opportunities for all to learn science and to benefit from the project.


Hugo Paredes, Full Professor at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and Senior Researcher at INESC TEC – Portugal


  • Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, Associate Professor at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Greece
  • Iwona Chmura-Rutkowska, Professor at the Faculty of Education Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University – Poland
  • Joanna Kowalska-Andrzejewska, Coordinator of the Academy for Equality and Diversity – Poland
  • Fernando Pereira Soares Seabra, Legal advisor of the Portuguese Judo Federation – Portugal
  • Rosa Maria Costa, Directorate-General for Education – Portugal
  • Helen Phtiaka, Associate Professor of Sociology of Education and Inclusive Education at the University of Cyprus – Cyprus