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IBEI is part of the following professional associations and academic networks specialized in research and teaching in the field of international relations, development, political and social sciences, which allow it to participate in exchange activities and knowledge production:

Professional associations

Created in 1989, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) brings together the leading graduate schools around the world, which specialize in international affairs.

The Asociación Española de Ciencia Política y de la Administración (AECPA) - Spanish Association of Political Science and Administration- promotes the development of Political Science and Science of Administration, encourages their research and promotes scientific and professional cooperation among researchers, teachers and specialists in the field, from a commitment to democracy and human rights.

The Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) -Latin American Council of Social Sciences- is an international non-governmental institution, created in 1967 and maintains formal relations of consultation with UNESCO. It brings together a large number of research centers and graduate and postgraduate teaching programs in the social sciences.

The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is an independent scholarly association, established in 1970. Its 350 institutional members across around 50 countries represent the leading universities, students and senior academics engaged in the research and teaching of political science worldwide.

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) was founded in Paris in 1949 under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The special mandate of IPSA is to support the development of political science in all parts of the world, building academic networks linking East and West, North and South. Its aim is to create an inclusive and global political science community in which all can participate.

The International Public Policy Association (IPPA) is an non-profit organisation created in December 2014 at Paris which wants to promote scientific research in the field of public policy and to contribute to its international development.

The Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES) -Spanish Network for Development Studies- is an academic, interdisciplinary network, specialized in research and teaching on development issues and international cooperation.


Barcelona Global is a private, independent and non-profit association made up of 130 of the city's leading companies, research centers, entrepreneurs, business schools, universities and cultural institutions, and more than 750 professionals aiming to make Barcelona one of the world's best cities for talent and economic activity.

Metropolis is a global network of major cities and metropolitan areas. They provide global leadership and advocacy to build a case for the importance of sound metropolitan governance. They focus on four critical metropolitan challenges: urban growth, resilience, digital disruption, public legitimacy.

The EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) is a network of independent think tanks and research institutes working on non-proliferation and disarmament issues.

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