Academic Qualifications

PhD in International Relations, 2012 – London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Master in European Politics, 2004 – Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Post-graduation in European Studies, 1999 – Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Degree in Law, 1998 – Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Biographical Information

António Raimundo is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Research Centre in Political Science of University of Minho (CICP-UM) and Associate Fellow at the Centre for International Studies of Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte). Since 2015 he is Invited Lecturer at the Military University Institute (Portugal) on matters related to European Union-Africa relations. From 2014 to 2016 he was Invited Assistant Professor in International Relations at ISCTE-IUL and in 2010 Junior Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of University of Lisbon. His current research areas include: Foreign Policy Analysis, International Relations theory, European integration theory, Europeanization of national foreign policies, foreign policy of small EU member states, EU foreign policy, EU-Africa relations, Portuguese politics and foreign policy.

Key Publications

Raimundo, A. e Ferreira-Pereira, L. C. (2021), “Hedging its bets? Portugal’s Diplomatic Strategies for a Post-Brexit Europe”, European Politics and Society.

 Raimundo, António (2020), “From the Treaty of Rome to Cotonou: Continuity and Change in the Governance of EU-Africa Relations”. In Haastrup, T., Mah, L., and Duggan, N. (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of EU-Africa Relations (pp. 59-69). Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.

Raimundo, António (2020), “A Presidência e as Estratégias dos Pequenos Estados: O Caso Português nas Relações UE-África”. [The Presidency and the strategies of Small States: The case of Portugal in EU-Africa relations], R:I Relações Internacionais. n.º 68 (Dezembro 2020), pp. 77-90.

Raimundo, António (Ed.) (2019). Política Externa Portuguesa e África: Tendências e Temas Contemporâneos [Portuguese Foreign Policy and Africa: Contemporary Trends and Themes]. E-Book’IS. Lisboa: Centro de Estudos Internacionais do ISCTE-IUL. ISBN 978-989-781-168-5.


Raimundo, A. and Mestres, L. (2018), “Iberia: Spain and Portugal”, in Oliver, T. (ed.). Europe’s Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave (pp. 173-191). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Agenda Publishing.

Raimundo, António (2017), “Portugal face ao Brexit: um Europeísmo perseverante, mas sob pressão acrescida” [Portugal and Brexit: A persevering Europeanism, but under pressure], R:I Relações Internacionais. n.º 56 (Dezembro 2017), pp. 113-127.

Raimundo, António (2014), “Mapping the Agency of a Small, Former Colonial Power: Portugal and EU Political Conditionality in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Perspectives on European Politics and Society. Vol. 15(4), pp. 589-605.


Raimundo, António (2013), “The Europeanisation of foreign policy: An assessment of the EU impact on Portugal’s post-colonial relations in Sub-Saharan Africa“, European Integration online Papers (EIoP), 17 (1), pp. 1-23.


Raimundo, A. (2014) "Mapping the Agency of a Small, Former Colonial Power: Portugal and EU Political Conditionality in Sub-Saharan Africa", Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 15, pp. 589-605.