Irwin Kirsch is the Director of the Center for Global Assessment at Educational Testing Service (ETS). He is also an expert on literacy and skills assessment. He has a wide experience directing US and international large-scale assessments on literacy. He is currently Project Manager of PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), an international large-scale assessment in which Portugal participates.
Tobias Schumacher is a Senior Research Fellow at CIES-IUL. He is an expert on International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA), Euro-Mediterranean affairs, and Middle East and North African politics.
Heloísa Perista is a sociologist and researcher at Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social (CESIS - Social Intervention Study Centre). The issues of gender equality, work-family balance and protection in parenthood are some of her areas of expertise.