Barbosa Lobo, Rita

Position 
Research Intern
Nationality 
Portugal
At UNU-CRIS 
15/09/2021
Biographical Statement 

Rita Barbosa Lobo started her internship on 15 September 2021. Rita obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Kent,  She is currently pursuing a master in European Union Law at the University of Amsterdam. Due to her interest in EU foreign policy, her thesis analysed the Common Foreign Security Policy and its constitutional complexities in relation to the case study on the illegal annexation of Crimea.

Regarding her professional experiences, Rita has worked at a think tank in Prague where she conducted research on European affairs and geopolitics. She then pursued an internship at Finabel, an organisation that promotes the interoperability of member states military forces, where she contributed to many research papers focusing on new security and defence developments in the EU. 

During her three month’s internship at UNU-CRIS, Rita will be working under the supervision of Ine Lietaert in the Migration and Social Policy Cluster. She will assist in writing a working paper concerning the assisted return programmes implemented in some European countries. Additionally, she will support the preparation of a seminar and contribute to the systematic literature reviews on particular migration-related topics.