The Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) mission is to produce research and knowledge that contribute to economic efficiency and good practices in governance in specific territorial contexts: European, national and regional, with focus on the Centro and Aveiro regions.
It gathers researchers from different scientific expertise in order to answer to this challenge, building on the diversity of approaches and methodologies.
In the last evaluation by the national Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), it was classified as Excellent. This was the recognition of the worked developed in the last years both in terms of scientific research and as a driver of regional development.
To think globally and in the long term to better allow the local agents to decide and to act efficiently in a global context is the GOVCOPP’s lemma and the synthetic definition of its mission.