MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Ms. Lurdes Vidal

Lurdes Vidal is Director of the Arab and Mediterranean Department at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). She holds a degree in Translation and Interpretation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and studied International Relations (PhD courses) at the same university. She is Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal afkar/ideas. She lectures on the subject of “Arab Politics and Institutions” in the Master on Arab Affairs and Islamic World at the University of Barcelona, on “Mediterranean and Arab World Studies” at the Master on International Relations at IBEI (Barcelona Institute of International Studies), on Middle East Studies at the Degree of International Relations of Blanquerna- Ramon Llull University and is invited lecturer on “Conflicts in the Mediterranean” at the Master Degree on Communication in Armed Conflicts, Peace and Social Movements at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, as well as invited lecturer on MENA politics and society at the Master on Journalism and International Relations and at the Master on Reporting Journalism at the Blanquerna - University Ramon Llull. She is a regular contributor to different media (TV, radio and written outlets).

Bachelors, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Current or most recent Employer

Department director

European Institute of the Mediterranean
Time in Post - 5

Organisation Type: Consultancy and research - including think-tanks (not for profit)

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia,

Disciplinary or professional background

Humanities, Political science, Sociology


Arabic (Spoken), Arabic (Primary Writing Language), English (Spoken), English (Written), English (Primary Writing Language), French (Spoken), French (Primary Writing Language), Other* (Spoken), Other* (Written),
Other *Spanish and Catalan

Contact Info


European Institute of the Mediterranean C/Girona 20 08010 Barcelona
Social Media

@LurdesVidal (Twitter)

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Public Policy ( 10 years )

Conflict & Security ( 10 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 3 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Conflict & Security


Academic conferences



Social Media