She has a degree in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a graduate from the Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) on systemic social intervention. After several years in private business, she entered the field of socio-economic studies as a Project Manager on the third sector in the Observatori del Tercer Sector. She was later on a consultant on social services at Impuls al Benestar and a Project Manager at CIREM Foundation and UAB, where she specialised in European and international projects, with a special focus on research project funded by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme). At CIDOB she has managed H2020, Erasmus+ and AMIF EU funded projects among other programmes. She is the Head of CIDOB Projects Department.
Graduate in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, postgraduate in European Integration from the Bosch i Gimpera-Palau de les Heures Foundation and Master's in International Relations from CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). His main areas of interest are: Spain's foreign relations, Euro-Mediterranean relations, analysis of international conflicts and geopolitics, and the United Nations system. He has participated in international missions as an electoral observer, and has acted as adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is the coordinator of the CIDOB’s International Yearbook and the international seminar ‘War and Peace in the 21st Century’.
Coordinator of CIDOB’s International Yearbook (www.anuariocidob.org). Graduate in Political Science, specializing in International Relations (Autonomous University of Barcelona). His main areas of interest are: comparative politics and conflict analysis, with particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. In 2014, he obtained a Degree in Data Visualization from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and in this capacity, he has produced visualizations and infographics for several European research projects, funded by the FP7 Program (ATLANTIC FUTURE) and H2020 Program (MENARA, MEDRESET, FEUTURE, CEASEVAL, EULISTCO and BRIDGES). He has taught East Asia Studies at the Open University of Catalonia, and worked as a research assistant for the Asia Program at CIDOB. Between 2004 and 2013, he was the coordinator of the Asia Pacific Yearbook, a book coedited by CIDOB, Casa Asia and the Royal Elcano Institute.
Holds a degree in political science and administration from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a master's degree in International Relations at IBEI (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals). She was a research assistant at CIDOB and from 2013 she worked in Italy as a social researcher, manager and coordinator of European projects in different professional realities, in particular in the organization Defence for Children International Italia. The fields of specialization are mainly migration, European public policies, human rights and justice.
Laia Tarragona works as research project manager at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). She has a versatile profile, with broad experience in research project management in different research areas. She worked at CIDOB from 2011 to 2015, and then from 2023 onwards. From 2016 to 2022 she worked at the University of Deusto as research assistant and project manager in different European projects, as well as independent consultant in the field of online hate speech. In 2013 she was invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). She holds a law degree and a Master’s in International Relations. Prior to her master’s, she worked as associate lawyer at an international law firm.