Moussa Bourekba is Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and Associate Professor in International Relations at Ramon Llull University (Barcelona). Prior to joining CIDOB, he was Junior Research Fellow at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed, Barcelona). He also worked as a consultant for the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI, Brussels). At CIDOB, after three years as Project Manager for SAHWA (www.sahwa.eu), an EU-funded project that aims at analysing youth conditions and expectations in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region, he now focuses on processes of radicalisation, violent extremism in Europe and North Africa, and Islam in Western countries. His main areas of interest are: Arab youth, violent extremism, Islam in Western countries. He speaks French, English, Spanish and Arabic.
She has a degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and a graduate from the University 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 specialized in European and international projects, with a special focus on research project funded by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme).
Graduate in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Master's in International Relations from CIDOB; his dissertation focused on human rights in the agreements between the EU and Turkey, his main areas of interest are: Spain's foreign relations, Euro-Mediterranean relations and Turkey's progress toward becoming an EU member, analysis of international conflicts 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 International Yearbook and the Immigration in Spain Yearbook.
Graduate in Political Science, specializing in International Relations (Autonomous University of Barcelona), he has taught East Asia Studies at the Open University of Catalonia. He has been a research assistant on CIDOB's Asia Program since 2009. His main areas of interest are: comparative politics and conflict analysis, with particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. In 2014 obtained a Degree in Data Visualization from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is member of the team involved in the Atlantic Future Project (EU funded project under the FP7 Framework). He is co-coordinator of CIDOB’s International Yearbook. Between 2004 and 2013 he was coordinator of the Asia Pacific Yearbook, a book coedited by CIDOB, Casa Asia and the Royal Elcano Institute.