Dr. Mariona Ferrer-Fons is a full-time researcher at the Political and Social Sciences Department (UPF). She holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) and a Postgraduate degree in Data Analysis and Collection from Essex University (UK). At the international level, she was the lead partner for Spain of two FP7 projects: MYPLACE (Memory, Youth, Political Legacy And Civic Engagement) project and co-lead of one of the Working Packages and MYWEB (Measuring Youth Well-being). In CHIEF is the coordinator of the UPF Team and co-coordinatos WP8 at the consortium level. Her research focus on the fields of non-electoral participation, political consumerism, participatory mechanisms, and gender and youth studies. She has been advisor for different institutions on youth or participation issues.