Social policy advisor in the Department of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government

Graduate in Psychology. Street educator, community intervention team coordinator and project manager at the Agintzari Association (1988-1992). Research on “The professional profile of the social educator in the Basque Country” for the EDE Foundation (1993-1994). Coordination of the Social Consultancy Area of the EDE Foundation, from its creation in 1995 to 2009, and of the Third Sector Observatory of Bizkaia from its creation in 2006 to 2019, always combining coordination work with direct work as a social consultant in social services, and also in childhood and youth, working with the three levels of the Basque public administrations, both in Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa and in the Basque Country as a whole, and with organisations in the third social sector.

Since July 2019 I have been working as a social policy advisor in the Department of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government.

Outstanding activities
Technical assistance to the Basque Government in the drafting of the laws on volunteering, social services and the third social sector in the Basque Country, as well as in the drafting of the Decree on the Portfolio of Benefits and Services of the Basque Social Services System and the 1st Strategic Plan for social services in the Basque Autonomous Community, including the Social Services Map and the Economic Report, in all cases, until their approval. Technical assistance in the drafting of other decrees in the field of social services and in the drafting of the Strategy for the Promotion of the Third Social Sector in the Basque Country.

Strategic planning and organisational design processes with the Provincial Councils of Bizkaia (social action) and Gipuzkoa (youth), with the City Councils of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa (social services) and with a large number of third social sector organisations and networks.

Research and teaching activity, and publication of books and articles in the field of social intervention, social services and social education. Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal “Educación Social. Revista de Intervención socioeducativa” until July 2019.

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