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Javier Albarracin Corredor

Javier is an independent consultant specialising in Mediterranean economies and affairs with more than 25 years of experience. He was the Director of Socioeconomic Development Department at the think tank European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) for 10 years. He also worked for 10 years at the Consortium for Foreign Trade Promotion of Catalonia (COPCA), belonging to the Catalan Ministry of Innovation, Universities and Enterprise, covering the Middle East and North African region with direct responsibility the Moroccan, Egyptian, Turkish, United Arab Emirates and Iranian offices and with operations in the rest of the countries of the MENA region. Between 1998-99, he worked for the Spanish Foreign Trade Institute (ICEX) in the Spanish Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Istanbul (Turkey). He is also a professor of International Relations and International Economy at the Blanquerna University of Barcelona. He has a Degree in Political Science and Public Administration and Master in International Relations by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Areas of Expertise: Euro-Mediterranean relations and partnerships, geopolitics, trade promotion policies and institutional cooperation.