Cristiana Vale Pires
Researcher, psychologist and project coordinator , Kosmicare & Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH) of the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Catholic University of Portugal, Researcher and coordinator of researcha and community-based projects, expert consultant in the topic of gender and drugs
Cristiana Vale Pires is graduated in Psychology, holds a MSc and a PhD in Anthropology. She has a wide experience in designing and coordinating community-based projects in the drugs field, sex work, gender mainstreaming in the drugs field. Currently she is an Integrated Researcher at the Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH) of the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Catholic University of Portugal. She is also a founding member of Kosmicare Association. As an expert consultant in the field of gender and drugs she collaborates with the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe and with the EMCDDA. She is integrated in several international networks: NEWNET, Drinking Studies Network, International Night Studies Network.
Nights is one (if not the one) of my favourite conferences. It is much more than a scientific event. It promotes a rich and holistic programme integrating innovative urban, cultural and intervention models to increase safety, denormalize toxic social norms, value clubbing cultures and promote responsive nightlife environments. This is also a privileged opportunity to network with experts working around the topic of nightlife. For those of us who love the energy of a nice dancefloor, this is also a privileged opportunity to connect with the nightlife scenes of the cities where Nights is held – this time let´s see what Zurich has to offer to us!