Águas do Porto, EM (2015) - Study on the tap water consumption habits of the population of Porto
CEGEA conducted a study on the tap water consumption habits in Porto. The study identified the proportion of people who regularly drink tap water and the main reasons leading to why not all inhabitants do so.
AICEP - Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal (2013) - Export potential of Portuguese products: A Quantitative Approach
At the request of AICEP, CEGEA conducted a quantitative analysis of the Portuguese foreign trade, identifying product-market pairs that warrant further monitoring, classifying them in a typology consisting of pillars (highly relevant product-market pairs in Portuguese exports), opportunities (product-market pairs in which Portuguese exports are short of market potential), on the rise (product-market pairs in which Portuguese exports are growing rapidly) and at risk (product-market pairs in which Portuguese exports are not following the dynamics of the market).
AIFF – Associação para a Competitividade da Indústria da Fileira Florestal (2013) - Prospective study for the forestry sector
CEGEA integrated the consortium that conducted this prospective study the forestry sector in Portugal, over a 30-year horizon, aiming at (i) the definition of the areas of the main forest species, in a scenario of lack of development policies for the sector and in a scenario of development according to production targets set by the industry (ii) Designing public policies needed to implement the development scenario (iii) Executing a cost-benefit analysis of the development scenario.
APCOR – Associação Portuguesa de Cortiça (2015) – Cork Sector 2011-2013: Statistics and prospect
Characterisation study of the cork sector, with reference to the period 2011-2013. It examines the themes of cork forest and cork production, foreign trade, business structure, economic and financial situation of companies, investment and innovation and situation in the main customer industries.
APICCAPS – Associação Portuguesa dos Industriais de Calçado, Componentes, Artigos de Pele e seus Sucedâneos (2013) - FOOTURE 2020: Strategic footwear cluster plan
Continuing a long tradition of collaboration with this industry, CEGEA supported the APICCAPS in developing the strategic plan for the period 2015-2020. The plan identifies three priority strategic initiatives for the development of the Portuguese footwear cluster: Qualify and rejuvenate; Innovate; Internationalise and communicate.
APICCAPS – Associação Portuguesa dos Industriais de Calçado, Componentes, Artigos de Pele e seus Sucedâneos (2016) – World Footwear Yearbook (2016 edition)
The World Footwear Yearbook, now in its fifth edition, is already one of the main reference works on the footwear industry worldwide, with detailed statistics sheets on almost a hundred countries and an overview of the evolution of the industry in the world over the past decade. CEGEA ensures the scientific coordination of this yearbook which is an initiative of APICCAPS, the representative association of the Portuguese footwear industry, and is sponsored by the GDS Düsseldorf, one of the largest fairs in the sector.
Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos (2016) - Evaluation of the Municipal Programme for Rent Support by Matosinhos City Hall
The Matosinhos City Hall invited CEGEA to evaluate the efficiency of its Rent Support Programme and to analyze any existing deviations from its goals. The study concluded that this is a successful program with numerous advantages for both, families supported and the Matosinhos city. Proposals were presented in order to address the identified difficulties.
Comunidade Intermunicipal do Tâmega e Sousa (2014) –Strategic Plan for Inter-municipal Development
In preparation for Portugal 2020, CEGEA supported the CIM Tâmega and Sousa in the development of its Strategic Plan for Inter-municipal Development. The plan sets out six priority strategic intervention domains: to modernise and reorganise the governance of the territory; protect environmental quality in Tâmega and Sousa; encourage innovation and competitiveness in the economy; promote tourism and cultural potential; strengthen inter and intra-municipal mobility; and strengthening social inclusion, quality of life and territorial cohesion.
Docapesca – Portos e Lotas, SA (2015) - Rates of first sale auctions of fish: Analysis of impact in the economic performance of Docapesca
Based on the analysis of the Docapesca cost structure and foreseeable development, as well as on the consequent investment needs resulting from national and European Community obligations, this study evaluates the impact of fees on the first sale of fish on economic performance and investment capacity of Docapesca.
EDP (2013-...) – Support to the Ethics Ombudsman office
Under a protocol signed with the company, CEGEA has supported the development of mechanisms and processes for managing the ethical performance of EDP, particularly by defining key monitoring indicators, by conceiving, developing and implementing training in this area and by writing case studies.
FENACAM – National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Credit Banks (2016) - Agricultural Cooperative Credit in Portugal: Organization and governance in the context of the European Banking Union
The approval of the European Banking Union led FENACAM to commission CEGEA to conduct an in depth study of the situation and challenges faced by cooperative credit banks in Portugal. The report prepared by CEGEA starts by presenting the historic origins of cooperative banks, discusses their virtues and handicaps, and summarizes the relevant international evidence before proceeding to the analysis of the current situation of agricultural cooperative credit banks in Portugal. A discussion of the repercussions of the European Banking Union, particularly to the governance of these institutions and to the restructuring of the Mutual Agricultural Credit Guarantee Fund, then follows. The report closes with recommendations concerning FENACAM’s activity.
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2015) – Diagnosis of NGOs in Portugal
For the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CEGEA made a diagnosis of Non-Governmental Organisations in Portugal. Starting with a proposed definition of NGOs, the study presents a database of these organisations and a review of their internal structure, particularly as regards their governance model and management practices, human resources, equipment, funding, networking and public entities relations.
Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (2012) - Drugs and Fees: legislative impact assessments
The purpose of these studies was to evaluate, retrospectively, the impact of the implementation of Law No. 113/97 of 16 September - the law of public higher education funding - and the Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 46/99 - national strategy against drugs. The legislative impact assessment is a procedure for identifying the advantages and disadvantages of a particular legal standard.
IDARN (2017) - Characterization of the Endogenous Potential of Forest and Fishing Resources in Tâmega and Sousa
CEGEA contributed to this project carried out by the Institute for Agrarian Development of the North Region. The objective was to determine the potential of the endogenous forest and fluvial resources of the Tâmega and Sousa Intermunicipal Community. The study characterized the existing resources, particularly fishery and hunting resources, and came forth with proposals to emphasize their importance and enhance their economic exploitation.
NERLEI (2016) - Marketing and Branding Strategy for the “Homeware” Cluster
In order to define an international branding and marketing strategy for the Portuguese homeware industries, NERLEI appealed to CEGEA’s know-how in sectorial analysis. After an economic and a benchmarking analysis, this study presented specific suggestions as, for example, the creation of an umbrella brand and the positioning and communication strategy for the cluster.
SPGM – Sociedade de Investimento, SA (2016) - The economic impact of the Portuguese Mutual Guarantee System
Over the past decade, mutual guarantee has gained a growing emphasis in the Portuguese financial system. The financial crisis that marked the recent years has, in fact, enhanced its role. At the request of SPGM, the company that heads the Portuguese system of mutual guarantee, CEGEA carried out, in 2016, an evaluation of the economic impact of this activity. The findings suggest that the use of mutual guarantee facilitates access to borrowed capital, allows the maintenance of advantageous interest rates, leads to the strengthening of assets and an evolution of investment more favourable than in a control of companies that did not use mutual guarantees and might allow for an evolution of turnover and more favourable results than in the control group.