Director/Senior Researcher
Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials

+34 (34) 93 542 1941
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Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 08005 Barcelona

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Ricard Zapata-Barrero is associate professor (accredited full professor since 2011), at the  Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona-Spain). His main lines of research deal with contemporary issues of liberal democracy in contexts of diversity, especially the relationship between democracy, citizenship and immigration. He is director of  GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration, founded in 2009) and the  Master Programme on immigration management at UPF (6 th editions). GRITIM-UPF belong to the Board of Directors of the excellence academic network IMISCOE (, and lead two Standing Groups according to its lines of research related to Cities and Multi-level Governance, and Diversity and Cultural policy. He is a member of several European projects,among others, "Diasporalink Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship as a Development Link between Home and Residence" (2015-2018, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014); two funded by the European Integration Fund "Interact: Researching third country nationals' integration as a three-way process. Immigrants, countries of emigration and countries of immigration as actors of integration" (December 2013- March 2015), and " Divpol: Diversity in political parties' organisation and representation" (January 2013-August 2014). He is currently finishing a project "Diversity: Municipalities and immigration: interculturality and the index of Governability" (2012-14), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Science. He founded the Intercultural Cities Network in Spain in 2014 (now composed by 12 cities), as expert of the intercultural cities program of the Council of Europe. He is also member of several government advisory boards, and occasional contributor to media and policy debates.

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