Saturday, September 22 2018


Dr. Mónica Ibáñez Angulo

From the University of Burgos is the PI of the Project Jucivol. PhD in Anthropology (1999) at the University of Chicago and currently professor of Sociology at the University of Burgos, where she is the head of the department of Sociology. Her research focuses on the construction of social imaginaries and the ways in which these constructions affect the everyday life of a given social group. She has studied these issues from different perspectives (Basque nationalism, Bulgarian transnational migrants) while maintaining a strong emphasis on migration. She has been the director of several national research projects dealing with social and labour integration of transnational migrants, and has participated in the past years as a researcher in other European and national projects. She has presented her work in national (Spanish) and international conferences and has published two books and numerous articles on migration in national and international editorials (Routledge, Paradigm, Palgrave).  In addition, she is a member of several international associations, such as ISA, ECPR, and IMISCOE among others and she has been peer reviewer of several academic publications.  Since October 2015 to date she is also a member of the National Agency for the Evaluation of the Quality in Higher Education (ANECA) working in the Social Sciences Commission in charge of evaluating academic degrees in Spanish universities.

Relevant publications in the last three years include, among others:

  • “Diversidad cultural y políticas culturales: encuentros y desencuentros”. In Zapata Barrero, R. & Rubio Carboner, G. Interculturalidad y política cultural: 61-84. Edicions Bellaterra, Barcelona 2016.
  • “The Governance of Cultural Diversities in Spain: Linguistic, religious and Artistic diversity”. In Féderalisme-Regionalisme. Université de Liège, Liège 2015.
  • “University Students’ Motivations towards the Education System: Learning and the Construction of Knowledge”. In Tsatsova, D. (ed.) Knowledge is Power. Contemporary Methods for Increasing Motivations in the Learning Process. pp. 162 – 194. University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia (2013).
  • “La (des)coordinación de las políticas migratorias: las políticas de integración social”. In Matia Portilla, F.J. & Álvarez rodríguez, I. Nuevos retos para la integración social de los inmigrantes: 97-160. Tirant lo blanch, Valencia 2014.
  • “Género e inmigración en el mercado de trabajo en España: un acercamiento a los anuncios clasificados en la prensa local”. In Sánchez Gómes, M.J. & Serra Yoldi, I. Ellas se van. Mujeres migrantes en Estados Unidos y España: 405-452. Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales (ISS) Universidad Autónoma de Méjico (UNAM), México 2013.

Miriam Manrique Domingo

From the University of Burgos is in charge of administrative and financial issues of Jucivol. She has been working at the “Knowledge Transfer office” at the University of Burgos for the past 10 years. She is in charge of monitoring applications for European projects presented at the UBU and she is also in charge of monitoring the selected projects in the LLL and Horizon 2020 programme. She has participated in different EU training programmes where she has gained a relevant expertise in the field.

Andrés Ameijide Arce

Is doctoral student at the University of Burgos and lecturer at this university. He has a degree in Humanities and Arts (2006) and a degree in Audiovisual Communication (2010) and has completed his graduate courses in Communication and Historical Heritage. He has participated in international mobility programs including the Università degli Studi di Messina (Italy, year 2000) and Wake Forest University (United States, year 2004). At the university he lectures on the degrees of Social Education, Primary Education and Audiovisual Communication; accordingly, he is quite knowledgeable on the sociocultural issues relevant to young peoples. As regards to his dissertation topic, he is working on ‘trans’-identity related to both sexual affections and transnational mobility. In this sense, he is interested in contributing to the visibility of social exclusion in order to combat it and, hopefully, erasing it. He could greatly contribute to the present project given his broad experience in volunteering with several NGOs during his fieldwork in Madrid, such as with the Triangle Foundation, working towards the social inclusion of the collective LFGBI, and the Acoge Network, working towards the social inclusion of transnational migrants. His paper “The collective trans *: employment options and transnational relations”, has been accepted to publication at the University of Oviedo under the series Sociocultural Studies: results, experiences, reflections

Dr. Bénédicte Halba

From iriv Conseil. She is a Doctor in Economics, she is the funding president of the Institute for Research and Information on Volunteering (iriv) and director of iriv conseil. She worked for the Ministry for Youth and Sports (1991- 1994) as coordinator for a study on the Economic impact of sport in 12 European countries. She was an expert for the Council of Europe for the workshops “Economic impact of sport” and “Volunteering” (1992 to 1994). In 1997, she created the iriv with the aim to improve knowledge and practice within the nonprofit sector. She is responsible for the studies & training programmes and for the implementation of its websites. She has attended several national and Eu conferences on its behalf. She edits its electronic review and iriv’s publications. The pioneer project Migrapass (2010-2012) she initiated together with Autremonde, a French association, in 5 EU countries has been the touchstone for the monthly Club she co-funded at the Cité des Métiers of Paris since 2012 ( . The EU project Success at school thanks to a Volunteering (2012-2014) she initiated in 6 EU countries with the University of Northampton was the touchstone for the action implemented among youngsters since 2013 with the College Blaise Pascal ( She has been a lecturer at the University since 2000 in Europe (France, Austria, UK). She was an administrator of the Cicos (2007-2011) and the Assfam (2011-2014). She is a member of the scientific committee of the Swiss Foundation ECAP on migration issues since 2015.

Samira Nedzibovic

From iriv Conseil. She is a graduate in Education sciences (Master 2- University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre, 2016) and in Political sciences from the Institute for Political Sciences in Paris (Master 2, IEP Paris, 2015), she started her studies in the University of Laval (Quebec, Canada). She is in charge of workshops among migrant publics, to enhance their professional integration. She provides both an individual and collective support to migrant publics in the framework of an internship for the Association Kolone in Paris (January-June 2016). She is associated to the testing & piloting of the Vintage project with iriv Conseil as a tutor among young migrants looking actively for a job at the Cité des Métiers (April 2016). She has also attended several workshops offered by the iriv at the Cité des Métiers in 2016.

Dr. Dan Podjed

From the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts – ZRC SAZU. He is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). He is habilitated as an Assistant Professor for Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Ljubljana. He is a principal investigator of an applied research project “DriveGreen: Development of an Eco-driving Application for a Transition to a Low-carbon Society” (2014–2017). He is a coordinator of the Applied Anthropology Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) and initiator of the international symposium “Why the world needs anthropologists.” In 2011 he was awarded by the Slovenian Research Agency for his publications on nature conservation volunteering in Slovenia and received an award in 2008 for exceptional achievements from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts. His current research interests include volunteering and altruism, mobility, human-technology interaction, nature conservation and organisational cultures.

Dr. Katarina Šrimpf Vendramin

From the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts – ZRC SAZU. She graduated from the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Arts. Since November 2010 she has been working as a research assistant at the ZRC SAZU’s Institute of Slovenian Ethnology. In the project she will use her administrative and organisational skills.

Giovanna D’Alessandro

She is ERIFO’s President and has been project manager since 2001. For the last five years, she has been leading the Scientific Direction of the research, training and guidance activities of the body. She has been responsible for the overall management of over 30 projects carried out through public funding (regional, national and European.

Federica De Paola

From Erifo, Italy. She has a Master Degree in Political Sciences and International Relations awarded by the University of Rome La Sapienza and a post-graduate degree in Diplomatic Studies obtained at the Italian Society for the International Organization of Rome (SIOI). She has a good knowledge of the regulatory environment of the European Union. She has participated in research and analysis activities related to socio-political and economic issues. For ERIFO she is involved in European Project as Researcher.

Pavlos Kalosinatos

Is the General Director of INEK-PEO. He holds a Magister Atrium degree in Political Science, Economics & International Economic & Technical Cooperation. In his 20 years long professional career he accumulated experience in various fields such as vocational & educational training, economic & employment policy, social dialogue, labour legislation, labour immigration, anti-racist & anti-discrimination policies.

Loucas Antoniou

From INEK-PEO. He holds a PhD degree in Sociology from the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield, a MA degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Indianapolis & a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Cyprus College. Dr. Antoniou has great expertise on research methodology and on evaluating processes. He initiated & participated in multiple research & education programmes as an expert evaluator.


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