Born in 1984 in Lisbon, Filipe graduated in Economics (2006) and has a Master in Economics and Public Policy (2015), both in ISCTE-IUL. He is currently a PhD candidate on the PhD Program of Policies for Sustainable Development and Climate Change (2016-2020). Filipe has been working as a researcher in CCIAM/CE3C since 2012 being involved in action-research European projects such as BASE, SIRCLE and GO TO DIVERS. He was also a co-founder of several associations and cooperatives such as Biovilla, Coopérnico, ECOLUTION and Conexão Lusófona. Research areas range from social entrepreneurship, to ecological economics, complementary currencies and participatory action-research.