Miguel Varela Rodriguez

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Miguel Varela Rodriguez

A former staff member of mediatEUr, Miguel teaches mediation, communication and NGO management at the University of Valladolid. He advises mediatEUr on the use of technology for peacebuilding and dialogue, leading the technical and methodological work on our Voices of Syria project.

Miguel coordinated our Dialogue Support Platform Project in Ukraine and has accompanied the design and implementation of various projects, including the build up to a European Institute of Peace and the Evaluation of the United Nations Standby Team for Mediation Experts. Recently, he has lead several research projects looking at the influence of social media in the reforms process in Ukraine and the shape of online extremism in the European Union.

He's a sociologist by the University of Salamanca, MSc in Peace and Development Work by Linneaus University, and MA in documentary photography by the University of Arts London.

In 2021, mediatEUr became Conciliation Resources EU/mediatEUr.