International Projects


Dynamic Resilience Assessment Method including a combined Business Continuity Management and Cyber Threat Intelligence solution for Critical Sectors

DYNAMO aims to ensure cyber resilience and business continuity in critical sectors through its standardized methodology. Cyberattack growth and sophistication has and will continue to be on the rise. This scenario increases the complexity of critical sectors, the needs of its end-users and the need for support in their daily tasks. DYNAMO will combine the cyber threat intelligence (CTI) and business continuity management (BCM) fields to generate a situational picture for decision support. The knowledge generated by DYNAMO will accelerate the recovery process and give contributions for self-healing, addressing the five phases of the resilience cycle: prepare, prevent, protect, response and recover. The DYNAMO platform will also be useful in the business practices of small and medium-sized enterprises that may lack the knowledge and resources for affording of chief information security officers or several cybersecurity practitioners.

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AGILE - AGnostic risk management for high Impact Low probability Events

The AGILE project aims to create a comprehensive and practical tools to understand, evaluate, manage and communicate High Impact events and Low Probability (HILP – High Impact Low Probability), focusing on systemic risks and resilience. The project integrates several methodologies and approaches to better understand, anticipate and manage these events, seeking to improve the capabilities of risk management at local, regional and national levels, and ultimately increasing the society's resilience to emerging risks. Thus, AGILE aims to contribute to policies European and international guidelines related to disaster risk management, adaptation climate and security.

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ReCharged - Climate-aware Resilience for Sustainable Critical and Interdependent Infrastructure Systems enhanced by emerging Digital Technologies

The ReCharged project seeks to develop an integrated framework and practical platform of visualization to optimize climate resilience and reduce carbon emissions in Transport and Energy Systems, Vital Infrastructures and Interconnected Assets (iTESLA - interconnected Transport and Energy Systems, Lifelines, and Assets). The project will consider interdependencies that can lead to system failures and accelerate post-crash recovery. hazard, reducing losses. ReCharged seeks to combat isolated thinking in infrastructure management in order to contribute to more efficient decision-making and reduced carbon emissions. Thus, ReCharged aims to contribute to the creation of a safer and more resilient environment.

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Based on the theory of intersectionality and the analysis of complex systems, the project COVINFORM conducted an interdisciplinary assessment of responses to COVID-19 – in governmental, public health, community and information and communication levels – in Europe, with a special focus on risk, vulnerability and resilience. Promising practices were evaluated in target communities through case studies covering several disciplines and vulnerable populations. The project also developed an online portal and a toolkit for stakeholders in government, healthcare and public and civil society/community. Thus, COVINFORM presented solutions, guidelines and recommendations aimed at ensuring that the needs of vulnerable groups and marginalized are adequately considered in future pandemics.

The COVINFORM project consists of the way vulnerability is defined and addressed (if is addressed) in the responses to COVID-19 from the point of view of government, health public and communication. The project also examines the impact that different national, regional and local responses have affected vulnerable and marginalized groups, and analyzes these impacts through an intersectionality perspective to understand how different factors interconnect, potentially increasing the vulnerability and marginalization. COVINFORM has developed solutions, guidelines and recommendations to ensure that the needs of vulnerable groups and marginalized people are duly considered in potential new waves of COVID-19 and future pandemics.

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Migration and asylum seekers are currently a major challenge for Europe. The integration of migrants and refugee flows have become the subject of a lively debate across Europe. The project "MIGRANTCH: the digital incubator as a ramp launchpad for learning and employment of migrants and refugees" contributes to combat discrimination against migrants and/or refugees; promote coexistence between society and migrant and/or refugee communities; and undertake education and training as a key element in promoting social cohesion and processes of integration; provision of e-learning tools and methods adapted to professionals working with migrants and refugees, in order to facilitate its socio-professional inclusion; understand and identify the needs of most relevant knowledge, attitudes and skills sought by companies and employers/companies. Furthermore, MIGRANTECH allows educators and professionals to expand and adapt their knowledge and develop skills such as collaboration, digital literacy when looking for a job, managing information, the assessment of these skills, experimentation and innovation, the resolution problems and decision-making, which constitute steps to bring your public in the labor market.


The AGILEHAND project will develop advanced technologies for the classification, handling and autonomous packaging of soft and deformable products, as a strategic instrument to improve flexibility, agility and reconfigurability of production and logistics systems in manufacturing companies Europeans.

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The main objective of the SABYDOMA project is to develop a new methodology for approach the Safety by Design (SbD) challenge as a control system problem. A its technological solution consists of associating screening with conception, that is, screening in the point of production is used to modify the design of nanomaterials. O SABYDOMA will use system control and optimization theory, including the philosophy of Model Predictive Control (MPC), connecting Safety by Design from laboratory innovation to the industrial production line and from decision-making processes to project governance. An equally important innovative step is the construction of high-throughput online platforms where nanomaterials are manufactured and analyzed at the point of production.

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RiskGONE (Science-based Risk Governance of Nano-Technology) is a European Union H2020 project that aims to provide solid procedures for consistent governance of the risks of engineered nanomaterials. The project started on January 1, 2019 and ends on August 31, 2023. During this period, the project partners developed new tools and modified existing ones to identify with greater certainty the environmental and human health impacts of a range of nanomaterials. These tools and the test results were then integrated into the work of a European Risk Governance Council (ERGC), a group of individuals with different areas of expertise in nanomaterials tasked with making governance decisions on the safety of specific materials. The project had a budget of 5 million euros.

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FORTIS specifically focuses on providing a complete Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) solution that includes multi-modal communication and multi-aspect interaction. The goal is to develop a human-centric solution that responds to the needs of both the human workforce and robots, enabling them to work together efficiently and safely. With cutting-edge research and advanced technology, this solution can help mitigate the negative effects of the aging workforce on employment, working conditions and well-being in the EU.

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Beyond Neet (D)

Factor Social is finishing the first phase of the project BEYOND NEET(D)s. The project started in October 2020, with the purpose of creating an Integrated system for guidance and support for vocational education pathways for highly disadvantaged youth beyond the status of NEET (unavailable or disengaged persons who are not in employment, education, or training or even below this status). The primary objectives are to offer opportunities, jobs and training in order to increase this subgroup’s engagement in society and therefore, decrease its rate.

The most important goal of this project is to open job offers to this subgroup and to increase trust and motivation of NEETs to enter the job market. The final products of Beyond NEET(D)s will be easily accessible, transferable and applicable in the existing practices in the global market.

Beyond NEET(D) is a multidimensional partnership involving seven organizations, from Austria (Jugend am Werk Steiermark GmbH; and ENTER GMBH), Cyprus (Centro CSI para Inovação Social Ltda), Czech Republic (Aklub Centrum Vzdelavani a Poradenstvi), Ireland (Meath Community Rural and Social Development Partnership Limited), Italy (CO & SO- Consorzio per la Cooperazione e la Solidarieta'-Consorzio di Cooperative Socialisocieta 'Cooperattiva Sociale), and Portugal (Factor Social - Consultoria em Psicossociologia e Ambiente Lda). All of these have a vast experience working with disadvantaged young people and vulnerable NEETs and share the goal of making an integrated approach to the issue.

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IEUME is an Erasmus + project that aims to support, through innovative educational tools, the process of integrating people of migrant origin (refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants).

These tools will help to gain access to information and a better understanding of relevant EU-related issues, including the rights and duties you have in countries of arrival in the EU. Factor Social is the coordinating entity. For more information contact us or visit the website.

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Play Your Skills

Play Your Skills is an Erasmus + project, where Factor Social is a partner, which aims to introduce NEETs (people who are not in education, employed or in training) in the job market. This project seeks, through an app, to identify and document the skills and competences of young people.

. Through this application, NEETs will have a greater knowledge about their potential and the skills they already have with the main objective of finding ways to enter the job market. For more information contact us or visit the website.

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Factor social is a partner of the Erasmus + Project, ProBM2. The project is developing training in business models for entrepreneurs and trainers.

One of the objectives is to increase the awareness of entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs that business models are important when creating a company. For more information contact us or visit the website

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In a time of increased disasters - natural or manmade - it becomes more and more necessary to have a resilience assessment in the modern societies, so that they can recover from adverse events.

The project RESILENS (Realising European Resilience for Critical INfraStructure) aims to reach significant progress at improving the resilience of Critical infrastructure (IC) through applied research in risk analysis and formulation of e-learning tools.

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Co- financed by the Intelligent Energy for Europe, the Project Promotion 3E aims to find those factors responsible for the choice of households' electric equipment's by implementing actions to encourage the take-up of energy-efficient appliances.
Promotion 3E aimed at reducing the energy consumption of households’ electric equipment's and products by implementing actions to encourage the take-up of energy-efficient appliances as well as measures that increase quality and efficiency of information available to the consumers.  Focus was placed on training of appliances’ sales personnel, with the conviction that a well informed customer will learn to purchase high energy-efficient appliances.
At national level those are the partners:

  • Factor Social;
  • ENA - Energia e Ambiente da Arrábida;
  • Escola Superior de Tecnologia do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal;
  • AREAC - Agência Regional de Energia e Ambiente do Centro;

The international partners are, between others:

  • AGENA, Italy;
  • NIEA, Northern Ireland;
  • TGZ-BZ, Germany;
  • NAPE, Poland;
  • APEA, Spain;
  • ALEAL, France;

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The Energyprofiler consists of a study and analysis of perceptions, attitudes, competences and standards of energy consume from the residential sector on basis of the realization of a representative inquiry of the profiles-types of the domestic consumers of the whole national territory.

It will allow to identify:

  • Profiles-types of use of energy
  • Restrictions to the consumption of energy
  • Measures of action for politics, investigation and campaigns of sensibilization.

To know the energetic profile of the consumers is basic for the efficiency of the measures and actions of awareness for a more sustainable consumption of energy.

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RECOIL The power of used cooking oil

Co - financed by the Intelligent Energy for Europe, the main purpose of the project RECOIL is to promote the recycling of the food oils used for the sustainable production of biodiesel. Considering the realization of surveys to familiar lodgers, workshops with experts of the area and interviews to stakeholders in order to define the best method for the gathering of the food worn-out oils, one on-line guide is available for the final decision.

Some projects pilots will be also developed in order to test and to validate the best identified practices for the gathering of food worn-out oils and production of biodiesel, with the main purpose of demonstrating efficiently his implementation.

At national level those are the partners:

  • Factor Social – Consultoria em Psicossociologia e Ambiente, Lda.;
  • ENA - Energia e Ambiente da Arrábida;
  • Senergia - Agência Regional de Energia para os concelhos do Barreiro, Moita, Montijo e Alcochete;

The international partners are the next ones:

  • ENV-TUC, da Grécia
  • ALLESSCO, de Itália
  • APEC, de Espanha
  • ElinBiofuels, da Grécia
  • ETA, de Itália
  • Município de Castrolibero, de Itália
  • EUBIA, da Bélgica
  • ABP, da Dinamarca

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