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Óscar Fernández

Óscar Fernández

Predoctoral Fellow, ENGAGE project, H2020


Óscar Fernández is a PhD candidate in the program Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, under the supervision of Dr. Robert Kissack. He obtained a predoctoral contract from the H2020 research project ENGAGE (Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe). His fields of interest are the European Union's external action, global health governance, international security, and conflict management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Pompeu Fabra University, a Master’s degree in Advanced European and International Studies from the Centre International de Formation Européenne, and a Master’s degree in Internationalization from the University of Barcelona. Prior to joining IBEI, he was senior researcher at the EsadeGeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics.

Background and education

  • (2017) LSE-PKU Summer School: Chinese Foreign Policy, London School of Economics / Peking University
  • (2016) Master's degree in Internationalization, Universitat de Barcelona
  • (2013) Master's degree in Advanced European and International Studies, Centre International de Formation Européenne
  • (2012) Bachelor's degree in Political and Administration Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


  • 2016Extraordinary Award: Master's degree in Internationalization (Universitat de Barcelona). Link


Research interests

  • External action of the European Union
  • Global health
  • International Security
  • Conflict management

Research projects

Selected publications

  • Fernández, Óscar; Vandendriessche, Marie; Saz-Carranza, Angel; Agell, Núria; Franco, Javier

    2023.The impact of Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine on public perceptions of EU security and defence integration: a big data analysis.Journal of European Integration,45:3:463-485LinkLogo open access
  • Kissack, RobertMichaels, EvaFernández, Óscar

    2022.Unpacking National Parliamentary Perceptions of CSDP Operations, 2016-2021.ENGAGE Working Paper Series,8LinkLogo open access
  • Fernández, Óscar.2021.Bosnia, capital Dayton.El Confidencial,November 21LinkLogo open access
  • Fernández, Óscar.2020.Una pandemia global, pero asimétrica.El País,May 5LinkLogo open access
  • Solana, Javier; Fernández, Óscar

    2020.Averting a Cold War of choice.Project Syndicate,June 18LinkLogo open access
  • Yerramili, Pooja; Fernández, Óscar; Thompson, Sarah

    2018.Financial Protection in Europe: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Mapping of Data Availability.Health Policy,122(5):493-508LinkLogo open access
  • Fernández, Óscar.2016.Más Allá de las Fronteras. Yugoslavia y sus Estados Sucesores: ¿El Escenario de Una Fractura Civilizatoria?.Universitat de Barcelona,Master's thesisLinkLogo open access
  • Fernández, Óscar.2015.Reforming the Spanish Senate: A Federalist Proposal.Institute of Federalism of the University of Fribourg, Working Paper Online,No. 1.LinkLogo open access