Rui Marques

Rui Marques is the current director of the Instituto P. António Vieira (IPAV). Throughout his life he has been involved in civil society organisations, dealing with issues such as the independence of East Timor (Lusitânia-Expresso and Associação 12 de Novembro) or the integration of homeless people (CAIS), as well as public functions (High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue and national coordinator of Programa Escolhas) and even business activities (such as the Fórum Estudante or the Fórum Multimédia).

He recently breathed new life into PAR – the Refugee Support Platform – which brings together more than 300 civil society organisations. He has studied Medicine, Communication Sciences and Sociology, now focusing on the area of complex social problems and models of integrated government.