Graça Ermida


Graça Ermida is a research associate at OBSERVARE, and part of the Economics and Management of Resources team, a group that analyses the conection between economic, energy and international affairs issues. In 2013, she was a visiting Scholar with the Center for Military and Strategic Studies, at the University of Calgary, Canada, where she researched on topics related to challenges that oil and gas companies are facing in the Arctic plus the investments they plan to do in the region. She also worked with the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the OSCE, in Vienna, researching, analyzing and reporting on topics of the three dimensions of the OSCE. Since 2014, she is leading the College of Energy for APDSI, an NGO aiming to promote the role of information Society in public life and to influence decision makers, institutions and the private sector. The main objective is to foster debates concerning Energy and Emerging technologies, creating awareness in the civil society. Her interest in European Energy Policy led her to obtain a Master thesis where she discussed Energy Security and Turkey Accession to the European Union. She has published extensively in international and national peer review journals.


Besides, shehas many years of International Management Consulting experience both in the private and public sectors. She has worked in various industries including Energy, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Public Administration. She was Business Developer Director for various multinational Companies. Her professional and living experience spans various countries including USA, Brazil, Belgium, Canada and Austria.


She holds a Master in Political Science and International Relations from the Institute for Political Studies, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, Portugal, a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA and a University Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently a Ph:D Candidate in International Relations at IPRI-UNL, with a topic related to the impact of European and Chinese Energy Policie in the Oil and Gas Industry.