Barbosa Lobo, Rita

Research Intern
15/09/2021 to 31/12/2021
Biographical Statement 

Rita obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Kent,  She is 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 worked under the supervision of Ine Lietaert in the Migration and Social Policy Cluster. She assisted in writing a working paper concerning the assisted return programmes implemented in some European countries. Additionally, she supported the preparation of a seminar and contributed to the systematic literature reviews on particular migration-related topics.