Bárbara Matias

international and European integration issues

Bárbara Matias is a Research Fellow at GLPS. Her work focuses on international and European integration issues, primarily the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, the EU enlargement strategy and inter-parliamentary cooperation of the Assembly of Kosovo.

Prior to join GLPS, Bárbara was a Fulbright graduate scholar at Columbia University in New York, USA. There she completed her MA in Human Rights Studies and was an undergraduate lecturer. Her academic background is International Relations and Political Science, with a concentration in migration, forced displacement and European affairs.

Bárbara has previously interned at the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division of NATO, in Brussels, Belgium, where she integrated teams focused on defense and security of partner nations from Southeast Europe and the Caucasus, and at the Operations Unit of Eurojust, in The Hague, The Netherlands, being involved reporting on operational coordination of illegal immigration and trafficking of human beings cases. Her international background also includes work at Portuguese diplomatic missions in Austria and Sweden.