Kirchner Baliu, Mercè
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Associate Professor and Internship Coordinator at the Degree in International Relations. School of Communication and International Relations, Blanquerna, URL. 2016 - to present

Teaching International Relations related subjects in a seminar based methodology. Developing and conducting the Internship Program for students of the Degree in International Relations. Identifying and fostering educational cooperation agreements with companies in the private sector, public sector, NGO and multilateral organisations. Concluding internship positions in these companies, both locally and abroad, and conducting the internship assignment process. Developing information resources and materials on professional itineraries in the field of IR, dissemination of job opportunities and student counseling.


Manager at the “Col·legi de Politòlegs i Sociòlegs de Catalunya”. 2011 – 2016. 

Designing and implementing strategic planning and innovative actions to support employability and to identify professional profiles for political scientists and sociologists; conducting the evolution of communication tools addressed to political scientists, sociologists and civil society. Costs reduction. Change management, team management and economic and financial management in a context of economic and organizational strain.


Head of training and promotion at Ivàlua – Catalan Institute of Evaluation of Public Policies. 2008 - 2011. 

Developing and programming training activities and their knowledge transfer evaluation. Promoting evaluation through network development and exchange of experiences, within institutional and academic contexts, editing guides and information resources in paper and online. Working with multidisciplinary and operational teams and institutional context. 

 

Project leader - Lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration – EIPA Barcelona. 1996-2008. 

Designing and implementing seminars, conferences and continuous training workshops, addressed to professionals, political and experts levels, of the Catalan, Spanish, European and Mediterranean public administrations, on the fields of European governance, European Institutions and European policies, in the framework of European projects. Working with multicultural, multi thematic and multi level teams. 


Experiència internacional

International experience for thirteen years conducted at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA Barcelona), developing training for international participants in Europe and the Mediterranean Area on European Affairs, and previously at the European Affairs Department of the Catalan Government, participating in interregional cooperation projects in Europe. During postgraduate studies in Washington DC, with internships at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and at Minority Rights International.
Premis

Johns Hopkins University Fellowship - Diploma in International Studies, SAIS Europe
“la Caixa” grant for postgraduate studies abroad - M.A. in International Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University 
Càrrecs de direcció, gestió o coordinació

Internship Module Coordinator at the Degree in International Relations. School of Communication and International Relations, Blanquerna, URL. 2016 - to present

Manager at the “Col·legi de Politòlegs i Sociòlegs de Catalunya”. 2011 – 2016. 

Head of training and promotion at Ivàlua – Catalan Institute of Evaluation of Public Policies. 2008 - 2011. 
Altres mèrits

PUBLICATIONS

Kirchner, Mercè. “Better Regulation for EU Regions: A Reflection on the Impacts of EU Regulations on the Regions”, Eipascope 2/2008. Maastricht: EIPA, 2008.

Kirchner, Mercè (ed.). El Parlamento Europeo y las regiones en la UE. Barcelona: Oficina d’Informació del Parlament Europeu, 2006.

Kirchner, Mercè. "La política exterior envers l'Amèrica del Nord i Àsia-Pacífic", in : Urgell, J. (dir), Donar protagonisme a Catalunya. Acció internacional i política de relacions exteriors catalana. Barcelona: CETC – Pòrtic, 2003.

Kirchner, Mercè. "Impressions des de Mongòlia. Un oasi entre cel i terra", Àmbits nº19-20. Barcelona: Col·legi de Politòlegs i Sociòlegs de Catalunya,  2001.

Kirchner, Mercè. “Subsidiarietat i participació. L'Europa de les regions i l'Europa dels ciutadans", Àmbits nº13. Barcelona: Col·legi de Politòlegs i Sociòlegs de Catalunya,  1999.

Kirchner, Mercè. "Com s'acaben les guerres? L'endemà d'una guerra", Àmbits nº12. Barcelona: Col·legi de Politòlegs i Sociòlegs de Catalunya,  1999.

LANGUAGES

She speaks English, French and basic Italian

Titulacions
Data
Titulació
Universitat
25/05/1995MA International RelationsAcademic Studies Abroad
06/10/1993Ciències Polítiques i SociologiaUniversitat Autònoma De Barcelona

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