Joana Guerra

Joana Guerra

Dr. Joana Guerra is Social Policy professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Coimbra. Her research interest focuses on the effectiveness of jnter-agency working and mechanisms of integrated governance in Portuguese municipalities. She has been developing research projects in association with the local governments to assess territorial social networks about their strategies to recognize and take action on the most serious situations of poverty and social exclusion. Currently she is a researcher  in the Local Development Social Contract (CLDS, 3G, Sertã) created by the Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity in which she cooperates to realize the Social Diagnosis of Sertã county. Guerra completed a PhD thesis on the relation between Portuguese welfare state and the professionalism of social workers. Further, she is the daily supervisor of master and grad students who study inclusive social policies at Coimbra's schools. In 2014, she took part in the dissemination action plan of the EU-funded project Reviewing Social Auditing Practices to Combat Exploitative Brokering in Southern Europe (ReSAurSE).

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University of Coimbra


Guerra, J. Albuquerque, C.; Marques, J. (2017), The dynamics of inter-agency working as a strategy for a close culture in combating poverty. Évora: CICS-NOVA (in press).

Guerra, J. Albuquerque, C.; Marques, J. (2017), The Social Network Program as a mechanism for innovation and strategic development? Evaluation and Recommendations based on a study on the Social Commissions of Parish. Évora: CICS-NOVA (in press).

Guerra, J. (2016), “Health policy in time of crisis”. In Albuquerque, C.; Luz, H., Social Policy in time of austerity. Lisbon: Pactor, pp. 177-192.

Guerra, J. (2014). Youth mobility: each one builds a treasure. Proceedings of the International Conferences of European Anti-Poverty Network. Portugal and Castilla y Leon.

Guerra, J. (2014). InProject: a collaborative intervention in the urban community of Coimbra”. Social Dialogue Magazine, nº 7, March. Hong Kong: International Association of Schools of Social Work.