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The Department of Management and Economics of the Faculty of Social
Sciences and Humanities at the University of Beira Interior, located
in Covilhã, Portugal, was invited to organize the 23rd Annual
Congress of ASEPELT - International Association of Applied Economy,
to be held between the 17th and the 20th of June 2009 in this Faculty.
The Association ASEPELT, whose name arises from the Associacion
Européenne pour l’Economie Apliquée à la Prévision à Long Term, is a
non-profit institution that joins applied economic researchers,
professors and professionals, as well as the institutions interested
in the scientific work or its promotion.
This Scientific Association has the aim of “organizing, promoting
and improving original scientific works in the area of Applied
Economy, with the idea of contributing, in a positive way, to its
improvement and development, as a meeting point of different
methodological traditions concerning Economic Science, which shares
the preoccupations about real problems and the search of the best
The International ASEPELT Congress is considered a reference since
more than two decades, with its historical of 22 Annual Congresses
held in Spain. It is a meeting opportunity for researchers in
the field of Applied Economics and a place for debate and discussion
of scientific research done by economic experts.
The Congress consists of plenary conferences and parallel sessions.
These last will be organized in 16 thematic areas in which will be
presented papers, communications and articles, these articles being
selected by the referees among the best communications presented,
which, usually reach several hundreds.
University of Beira Interior
The University of Beira Interior is located in the town of Covilhã,
in the inner centre of Portugal, very close to Spain (near
the provinces of Caceres and Salamanca).
The University of Beira Interior, created 23 years ago, is actually
divided in 5 Faculties – Social Sciences and Humanities, Medicine,
Exact Sciences, Arts and Literature and Engineering – offering more
than 30 different graduation's degrees, around 40 master’s degrees
and some dozens of PhD’s, to about 6.000 students, which come from
this region, from the rest of the country and also from the
countries that speak the Portuguese language, namely Angola and Brazil
and other EU countries with whom, the university has Erasmus and other agreements.
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, where the Annual
Congress is going to be held, is composed by the Departments of
Management and Economics, Sociology, Sports Science and Psychology
and Education Sciences. It has around 1.500 students divided by 7
graduations, 7 master’s degrees, and 7 PhD’s degrees.