Cancelled – Visiting Professor Fellowship to Brazil

Unfortunately Professor Cristóbal Bravo Ferretti, from University of Bío-Bío, Chile will not be able to come to Brazil due to the worsening of covid cases in Brazil. At the same time, the Federal University of Pelotas will begin the academic year with online activities due to the pandemic and the university buildings are closed to academic activities. The Centre asked CAPES to keep the Fellowship of Professor Cristobal in a remote mode (if he was coming to Brazil, he would meet us online anyway as the buildings are closed for academic activities), but it was not approved.

We really hope for a vaccine for all and that we can begin soon our academic international works with University of Bío-Bío.


Health Organization Healthy Cities Centres around the World

Now a bit more about other Centres of Healthy Cities:

1. The World Health Organization Healthy Cities project was launched in 1978. Its ambition is to promote health and well-being through action at the level of individual local authorities. The network of connected cities has grown over the years. There are more than 2000 municipalities linked through national Healthy City networks in Europe – with similar networks across all the regions of the globe.

2. The WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments at UWE Bristol promotes healthy and sustainable settlements through research, teaching, consultancy, knowledge exchange and publications. They work closely with municipalities, planning consultancies and health authorities in the UK, as well as with the wider WHO European Healthy Cities network.

3. Center for Global Healthy Cities: Action Research & Partnerships For Greater Equity & Health Justice for People Living in Cities Worldwide. The Center for Global Healthy Cities is an action-oriented, community-engaged initiative that utilizes science and policy analysis to improve the lives and living conditions of the most vulnerable urban populations around the world. It accomplishes this through cross-cutting research, training, and community partnerships.

Research scholarships not used in the 2020

Capes Print response via Hotline:

There will be an evaluation by CAPES to Brazilian Higher Education Institutions to verify how many scholarships were requested and how many were used and thus seek to understand why these were not used.

As 2020 was a very unusual year, the number of unused scholarships was very high, which will be taken into account at the time of the evaluation. Unless there is a real lack of students and the opportunity for students to apply for scholarships, Brazilian Higher Education Institutions will not be harmed by not being able to use a certain quota.

New Collection of Understandings of CAPES PRINT Program

We inform you that version 3 of the Collection of Understandings of Print was made available on the Capes website on the Internet. The document can be accessed through here.

The change refers to the question “Can the project maintenance resources be used for support any type of publication? ”, on pages 26/27 of the document.

All information about the Program you can acess here.

Visiting Professor Fellowship to Brazil – Professor Cristóbal Bravo Ferretti, from University of Bío-Bío, Chile

Professor Cristóbal Bravo Ferretti, from University of Bío-Bío, Chile, was approved with the Visiting Professor Fellowship to Brazil. He will be with us at the Centre for Healthy Cities, Ageing and Citizenship from 01 to 31 March 2021. The Activities will be on Ageing and Environment Psychologies Approaches to promote Healthy Cities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cristóbal Bravo currently works at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Bío-Bío. Cristóbal does research in Community Psychology and Social Psychology. Their current funded research project is `Meanings of the Port Environments of the Bío-Bío Region, Chile: an approach from Environmental Psychology ‘.

Photo: Professor Cristóbal Bravo Ferretti, Psychologist, Department of Social Sciences, PhD in Human Science.

Memory Express and the Centre for Healthy Cities, Ageing and Citizenship

The Memory Express Project is promoted by the Post-Graduate Program in Social Memory and Cultural Heritage of the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel). The Project holds a conversation round every Friday at 17h through Stream Yard application. The meetings are broadcast live via the Project fanpage.

The meeting is coordinated by Professor Juliane Serres, from Federal University of Pelotas, and it is part of the Centre for Healthy Cities, Ageing and Citizenship.

LabCom and Centre for Healthy Cities, Ageing and Citizenship

The Centre for Healthy Cities, Ageing and Citizenship is part of the Behaviour Studies Laboratory (LabCom) of Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. Every Friday at 4 pm via GoogleMeet, Labcom promotes an informal meeting between researchers, artists, activists, communities, NGOs and everyone interested in topics that address SOCIAL INCLUSION AND WELL-BEING FOR ALL. The idea is to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge, a moment inspired by our globalized reality, to promote the inclusion and connection for all. Everybody can propose a theme for the next Cafe (and alternative meeting time to adapt to your time zone), it is just to contact our LabCom. We do not have formal meeting registrations, because the proposal is that you can click on the link of the room if you feel like it and participate without formalities.

On 20th November 2020, we had our first LabCom Cafe BREAKFAST :)) Our meeting took place at 10 am in Brazil time and at 1 pm in UK time. Professor Ryan Woolrych, from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, brought us the debate on population ageing and the right to the city. Ryan has been working with us since 2016 when he led the PlaceAge Project with Professor Adriana Portella in the UK and Brazil. Ryan and Adriana formed this network of ageing studies in 2015 when they were invited to the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) WorkShop in London.

Missing Face to Face Meetings

Just for we do not forget how it is great to work face to face, here we publish the first meeting of the Centre for Healthy Cities, Ageing and Citizenship on 20 February 2019, at the School of Architecture and Planning of Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. Missing you All and hope see you soon with a vaccine!

Photo: Professor Adriana Portella, Celia Gonsales, Fernanda Faot, Ligia Maria Chiarelli (Biloca), Nirce Saffer Medvedoski and Juliane Serres, and Research Associates Tanara Costa, Sirlene de Mello Sopeña and Moana Belotti of the Behaviour Studies Laboratory. 20th February 2019.