Since July 1st, 2014, Pedro Calado has taken the functions of High Commissioner for Migration, a responsibility that he leads in parallel with the CEO function of the "Choices" Program (Programa Escolhas) – a government program, created in 2001 to promote social inclusion and equal opportunities for children and young people in vulnerable contexts.
Married and father of two children, he is currently 44 years old and lives in Lisbon.
Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Geography from the Classic University of Lisbon, with a specialization in Education; and of a Master's Degree in Geography from the Classic University of Lisbon / University of Sheffield, specializing in "Exclusion, Society and Territory".
Consultant and assessor in various organizations such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation;
Founder of and volunteer in various organizations of the third sector, particularly in the Association “Between Worlds” (Entre Mundos), of which he is Chairman of the Board for the biennium 2014-2015;
Representative of the Choices Program (Programa Escolhas) in the European Network of Youth Crime Prevention (EUCPN), and he was the winner of the European Heinz Roethof Prize awarded in 2003 by the European Union, for the "Neighborhood Guardians (Tutores de Bairro)" project.
Researcher and university lecturer, invited to various institutions of higher education, with many academic articles published in the fields of social inclusion, descendants of immigrants / ethnic minorities; as well as formal and informal education.
Professional trainer in the fields of social innovation, social inclusion, social entrepreneurship and migration.