Raquel Venâncio

Consultant & Researcher

International Judicial Cooperation Portfolio

Raquel Venâncio holds a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations, from the Catholic University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Her master’s dissertation focused on Jihadist Terrorism in the XXI century, namely on ISIS and its propaganda machine.

She was an intern at the Representation of the European Commission in Portugal, where she was in charge of press reporting to the spokesperson service and the offices of the European commissioners in Brussels, press reviews portraying the media coverage of European affairs in Portugal, and worked on missions that counted with the presence of European Commissioners alongside the organisation of international events such as “Dialogue with Citizens” and “SummerCemp”.

Moreover, she was an intern at the EURODEFENSE (PT), where she investigated the European Process and the Security and Defence Institutions. Afterwards, she was part of the Portuguese National Defence Institute, overseeing defence courses.

Raquel was also at the Portuguese National Innovation Agency as a project assistant, where she was responsible for collecting and analysing information for the PERIN Observatory project.

At IPS, Raquel Venâncio is assigned to the International Judicial Cooperation portfolio, where she collaborates on several projects.