In Memoriam

Giovani Ehrhardt (-2021)
Researcher at SOCIUS for seventeen years, and PhD in Economic and Organizational Sociology at ISEG.
Natural from Chapecó (Santa Catarina, Brazil), Giovani Ehrhardt was Professor at Faculdade de Administração, Ciências Contábeis e Ciências Econômicas (FACE) from Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), in Brazil. Researcher at INPEAU - Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos em Administração Universitária (UFSC). His research activity focuses on project management, entrepreneurship, knowledge management, public policies and higher education assessment. Author and co-author of books related to university management, digital technologies and economic development.
In addition to academic experience in national and international educational institutions, he was a consultant in important European organizations, namely at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Portugal.
We highlight the important contribution of Professor Giovani Ehrhardt to the SOCIUS´s research line “Sustainable Development, Third Sector and Social Networks”, highlighting his most recent participation in the organization of the International Seminar “Contingências da Pandemia gerada pelo Covid-19 nas Sociedades Contemporâneas”, always with enormous dedication and enthusiasm.
António Carlos dos Santos (1945-2020)
Researcher at SOCIUS and Professor at ISEG for over three decades, where he taught Economic Law, Community Law, Labor Law, Political Science, Social Formation Theory (State Theory), Institutional Frameworks of Economic Life and Fundamental Notions of Law. Born in 1945, in Póvoa de Varzim, António Carlos dos Santos was an effective member of the VAT Expert Group of the European Commission and was involved in several cooperation projects with the PALOP countries. He was Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs in the XIII Government, between 1995 and 1999. After leaving the government, for approximately a decade, he collaborated with the Studies Office of the Order of Certified Accountants, contributing with dozens of articles for the Magazine “TOC/Contabilista”, as well as the organization of several conferences in the field of fiscality. He was financial advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at REPER, in Brussels, as coordinator of the Economy and Finance Nucleus, and he was also a member of the European Commission's tax policy group (Grupo Monti) and of the group for code of conduct on direct taxation from companies (Grupo Primarolo).
Author of a vast bibliography, with works published in books and academic articles in the field of Economic Law, Tax Law, Public Finance, Political Science, European Law and Competition Law.