Violeta Quiroga raimundez

Violeta Quiroga raimundez

I have a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology and a Diploma in Social Work. I am an expert in children and adolescents at risk, mainly in migration contexts. My doctoral thesis was the first thesis on Unaccompanied and Irregular Migrant Minors in Spain.

In 2003, I worked as coordinator of the Area of Family and Children at Risk of the Applied Social Research Department of Pere Tarres Foundation - Ramon Llull University, and in 2005 I leaded the IFAM’s research group (Children and Family in Multicultural Environments) at the same institution. From 2011 I also work as full-time professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Services of the University of Barcelona. In the European YouthMe project, I work as director of the project and I also work as facilitator of a group of teenagers and young people in the empowerment workshops and crossworker training.

From 2000 until 2012 I have managed more than 33 research projects (European, national, regional and local), some of them with a clear motivation to be action research. All projects undertaken aimed to improve social intervention professionals and improve the care of children, adolescents and youth in social risk situations.