Víctor Almela Menjón

Víctor Almela Menjón serves as intern at the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT), based in its headquarters in Barcelona.

Born and raised in Barcelona, Víctor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting from German and Russian to Spanish. After taking (post)Soviet and gender studies at St. Petersburg’s Presidential Academy, he moved to Scotland to undertake a research-focused Master’s degree in Human Rights and International Politics. There, Víctor specialised in international human rights law and EU foreign policy. 

Previously a trainee at the EU Delegation to Russia, Víctor engaged in political research and analysis, with a focus on human rights violations. While interning for the OSCE’s High Commissioner on National Minorities, he gained expertise in conflict-prevention monitoring in eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and participated in different projects ranging from multilingual education programmes to identity and gender case studies. Víctor also holds experience in communication and e-learning in the humanitarian field, having worked for an NGO consortium specialised in Cash and Voucher Assistance in Latin America. 

Working languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German and Russian.

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