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.
The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM), Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection is a six-years long transnational project which aims to prepare key actors in the integration field in 15 EU Member States to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection. Conflict situations tend to last longer and it takes currently on average 17 years, before refugees fleeing civil wars may eventually have a chance to return to their home country. Hence, the long-term integration of newly arrived beneficiaries of international protection is without alternative and presents an immediate challenge for European societies.