Domènec Ruiz Devesa has a degree in Law and Economics from the Carlos III University, in Political Science and Sociology from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), and a master's degree in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University, with a specialty in European Studies, and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Economic Growth and Sustainable Development by UNED. He has worked as a consultant for several international organizations, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Union for the Mediterranean. He also previously held positions as an international consultant for Oxford Policy Management and Family Health International, and at think tanks such as Fundación Alternativas and Fundación Sistema.
He has been an advisor to Spain’s Minister of the Presidency (2011), an advisor to the Spanish Socialist Delegation in the European Parliament (2014-2018), and a deputy head for Political and Parliamentary Affairs in the cabinet of Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation. He is currently the Vice President of the Union of European Federalists group, is a member of its Federal Committee, and serves on the Executive Board of the Spanish Federal Council of the European Movement. In 2019, he was elected to the European Parliament, where he is the spokesperson for the Constitutional Affairs Committee and a member of the Culture and Education Committee. He also has parliamentary responsibilities on the Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs Committee, as well as the inter-parliamentary delegations to the Republic of Iraq, where he serves as the Vice-President, and to the Mashreq and Palestine.
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