Rita Lourenço

Rita Lourenço holds a degree in Criminology, an MA in Human Potential Management, a Post-Graduation in Criminology and Social Reintegration and an Executive Education on Applied Project Management. Additionally, she is a certified trainer. Since 2009 she has been involved in the implementation of different EU projects (REC, KA1, KA2, KA3, etc.). At Aproximar she is the Head of the Criminal Justice System Unit where she manages and coordinates CJS projects and programmes.


Rafael Lupson

Rafael Lupson holds a Master’s degree in Counselling and Educational Psychology and is a certified trainer. His career started with a curricular internship as a school psychologist in Fernando Pessoa School Cluster, where, besides psychological evaluation, he designed and facilitated Socioemotional Learning sessions and facilitated a Career Counselling programme. Afterwards, Rafael did an Erasmus+ Internship at WANT Research Team (Universitat Jaume I) in Castelló de la Plana. At Aproximar, he is a consultant within the Criminal Justice System Unit, where he helps design, implement and evaluate programmes and projects.