Professional Title: Senior Researcher
Institution: CESIS – Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social
Position: WHEN Member
Isabel Baptista is Senior Researcher at CESIS – Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social – with over twenty years poverty and social exclusion research experience, with particular expertise in homelessness and gender-based violence.
She represents Portugal in the European Observatory on Homelessness under the auspices of FEANTSA and is a member of the editorial team of the European Journal of Homelessness. She is also a member of the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) and integrates the Portuguese FRANET team, responsible for providing the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) with relevant information and data on fundamental rights issues.
She participates in the inter-agency team responsible for monitoring the implementation of the 2nd National Homelessness Strategy in Portugal, approved in 2017. She has coordinated and participated in several research projects – at the local, national and European level – on the topic of gender based violence and homelessness. She has also been actively involved in the cooperating with service providers and local authorities in the implementation and assessment of local strategies to fight gender-based violence.
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