Elena Sánchez-Montijano is a Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Migration Programme at CIDOB. She hold her PhD in Political and Social Sciences from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). She is Scientific Coordinator of the project “Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract” (SAHWA), funded by the FP-7 and leader of the Work Package “Migration and International Mobility”. She is also the co-director of the project “Integration Policies: Who benefits? – MIPEX 2015”, funding by the EC. She has been a visiting researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Oxford University and the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), Université de Liège.