O programa IACOBUS é um programa de cooperação cultural, científica e pedagógica que visa criar um espaço de integração inter-regional entre as Universidades e outras instituições do Ensino Superior da Eurorregião Galiza-Norte de Portugal.
Conversamos com Catalina de Los Angeles, uma investigadora da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, que teve a oportunidade de conhecer a Escola do Porto da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica, no âmbito deste programa:
What did your participation in the programme consist of?
A two-week research stay at the Catholic University of Porto.
What were the themes you had the opportunity to study on?
To make a comparison between the situation of the digitisation of justice in Galicia and Portugal, in order to analyse whether measures are being taken in these regions to ensure that the over-65s are not forgotten at this time. The work theme chosen is directly related to Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, of the 2030 Agenda. Access to justice for the over-65s is really in a critical situation, so it is necessary to analyse this situation in detail with the aim of proposing solutions to ensure that the lack of economic resources and difficulties in accessing technological means do not leave certain sectors of the population outside the justice system, and unable to claim when their rights are violated. The ageing of the population and the need to offer adequate services is one of the great challenges facing the Galician and Portuguese governments.
What did you most like to discover about Católica Porto?
At the Catholic University in Porto I particularly liked the welcome I received from the professors of the Faculty. From the first moment I approached Professor Mário Aroso de Almeida to ask for the possibility of a stay at the Catholic University, everything was easy. Once I arrived in Porto, the professor of Criminal Law, Conceição Cunha, made it possible for me to have a study place in the library during the two weeks of my stay. At the same time, she introduced me to other professors of the Area, Professors Faria and Tavares, who were always willing to help.
The library of the Faculty of Law is a great place to work: lots of natural light, silence and above all very good opening hours (from 8:30 to 8:30).
The University has all the necessary services: cafeteria, canteen, places for printing, etc., which covers all needs.
And last but not least, the Catholic University is only 10 minutes away from the sea. It is, of course, a luxury to be able to disconnect from work by taking a walk to the sea.
And what surprised you most about the city of Porto?
The city of Porto is a city that offers its visitors many cultural and gastronomic offers. I really liked the Douro area and the atmosphere there at night, and especially having the opportunity to stroll through the streets of the city at night, where you can always discover something new, and where you can always eat a good plate of cod. The guided visit to the Palacio de la Bolsa was spectacular, as well as the visit to the Palacio de Cristal, where I could see the peacocks and the spectacular views of the river and its bridges.
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