Barbara Matias

Associate Researcher


Barbara Matias has a career spanning many countries and missions. She recently served as NATO Programme Officer to the training mission in Iraq and was the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Relief Crisis Center’s Team Lead on NATO-EU coordination. Ms Matias was previously based in Kosovo, working on the dialogue with Serbia and the Western Balkan EU enlargement. Her international background also includes work at EUROJUST; the Portuguese diplomatic missions in Austria and Sweden, and human right research at a Greek refugee camp. Bárbara was a Fulbright graduate scholar at Columbia University, where she completed an MA in Human Rights Studies and was invited to be an undergraduate lecturer/teaching assistant. She speaks six languages, is a regular contributor to several think-tanks on foreign affairs, and committed to the project of European Integration.