Nina Lopez Uroz is a Research Assistant in the Jobs and Skills Unit at CEPS.
Nina participates in research and analysis on employment, social and education policies. Her research at CEPS focuses on social dialogue and industrial relations, inclusive growth, health and wellbeing at work and gender equality.
With a background in political economy and political science, her research interests also cover the social dimension of European Integration, the political economy of growth models and welfare state change, social inequalities and their link with party system change.
She is part of the CEPS team conducting EaSI-funded projects for DG EMPL on social dialogue, such as the projects VIRAGE on gender equality and industrial relations, REWIR on the role of social partners in return to work policies after a chronic disease and EESDA on the articulation and effectiveness of social dialogue in the EU. She was also involved in tenders for DG EMPL on upskilling and re-skilling policies in SMEs. She is also participating in the Horizon 2020 project InGRID2, including research on skills transferability in the EU and the management of training events on the future of work and on advanced poverty and social policy research. She assisted the management of the expert network for economics of education EENEE with DG EAC.
She has experience in qualitative data collection and analysis, including conducting interviews, focus groups and surveys targeted at social partners, policymakers, workers, and companies. She also has experience in data visualisation.
Nina graduated with distinction both in MSc European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and in MA European Affairs, Politics and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris as part of a dual master’s degree with these two institutions. She was awarded the MSc Political Economy of Europe Prize for Best Dissertation at the LSE. She also holds a BA in Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris, which included a year spent at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
With French as mother tongue, she is fluent in English and German, and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish.