OBREAL’s organization comprises the following governing bodies:

General Assembly: it represents all of OBREAL members. Its main function is to define OBREAL’s general orientation.

Board of Directors: it comprises a President, an Executive Secretariat (with no voting rights) and six representatives. Some of its functions include:

  • the definition of the areas and programs to be covered by the network in response to the needs of the European and Latin American countries part of OBREAL;
  • to act as a liaison between the network, governmental and civil society organizations in Europe and Latin America and relevant international institutions (United Nations Organization, World Trade Organization, etc);
  • to supervise the research, publications and information dissemination strategies of the network;
  • to undertake consultations with technical experts.


Executive Secretary: it is located at the premises of the Scientific Park at the University of Barcelona. Its main function is to coordinate all of OBREAL’s functions, though particularly:

  • to assist the Coordination Committee undertake its functions;
  • to coordinate the publishing and dissemination strategies in Europe and Latin America;
  • to manage the relations between the OBREAL members' institutions.


The Board of Directors is composed of: 

  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • UN University Institute - Comparative  Regional Studies
  • Universitá de Bologna
  • Instituto de Estudos Ecônomicos e Irtenacionais
  • FLACSO Ecuador
  • Universidad de San Andrés
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo
  • Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Universidad de Chile (IEI)
  • Centro de Investigaçao e Estudos do Sociologia
  • Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
  • Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Centro de Estudos do Integraçao e Desenvolvimento


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