Sofia Fernandes has joined the Jacques Delors Institute in 2010. She is currently the director of the Académie Notre Europe and senior research fellow for economic and social affairs at the Jacques Delors Institute. Sofia works mainly on research projects related to the European employment policy; labour mobility; EU’s action in the field on education and skills; social rights; the social dimension of the energy transition; and the European economic governance.
Sofia is also a lecturer at the European School of Political and Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Lille (ESPOL) since 2014. Between 2013 and 2017, Sofia worked with the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) as a trainer on the European economic governance.
Sofia previously worked at the Jacques Delors European Information Centre in Lisbon (2005-2006), at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union (2007) and at the Portuguese Institute for Quality – Ministry of Economy (2008-2009).
Sofia completed her degree in European Studies at the University of Lisbon (2004) and holds a Master degree in International Relations from the Higher Institute of Political and Social Sciences in Lisbon (2006). She also holds a post-graduate diploma in Economics from the University Institute of Lisbon (2008). She has also studied, as part of the Erasmus programme, at the University of Bologna (2004).