A new researcher joins the European Foreign Policy Observatory

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VISIONS researcher Adrià Rivera Escartin was granted a FPU to pursue his doctoral studies in Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.  FPU (Formación de Profesorado Universitario) is a grant program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports for PhD candidates for the period of four years. Adrià Rivera Escartin is a first year PhD candidate at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués. He is interested in EU-Tunisia relations and the impact of geopolitics in the democratic transition.

Rivera is a PhD candidate in the program Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, under the supervision of Dr. Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués. He obtained a predoctoral contract from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (FPU). His fields of interest are European external action, in particular regarding the southern neighbourhood, and human rights and democratisation. He holds a Bachelor in Political Science from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a MA in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris).

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