Sergi Riera Galindo participates in the second edition of the pairing program between Spanish politicians and scientific researchers

Sergi Riera, who has recently obtained his permanent position at Nanopto, participated in the second edition of the matching programme between deputies and research staff that took place on the 26, 27 and 28 February at the Congreso de los Diputados (Madrid).

All research scientists participating in the 2024 edition of the matching programme | Oficina C


One of the new features of this year’s edition was the inclusion of a scientific/politician pair, in order to broaden the possibilities for exchanging knowledge with other professions in the Congreso. Sergi was paired with Teslem Andala Ubbi from the Plurinational Parliamentary Group SUMAR.

Teslem Andala Ubbi and Sergi Riera Galindo

The matching programme was launched on 26 February, together with the presentation of the new issues within the Oficina C in the Spanish Parliament. A round table on “The role of scientific knowledge in legislative work” also took place on this inaugural day.


During the day of 27 February, scientists together with their parliamentary pairs worked to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences between the two communities. In the afternoon, Pedro Peña and Bárbara Cosculluela (lawyers) provided training in the workings of the Spanish Parliament, especially the Congreso de los Diputados.


The second edition of the programme concluded on 28 February with a visit to the Plenary and some final reflections, highlighting the importance of these initiatives to promote an effective dialogue between science and politics, in the interests of more informed decision-making.



We are sure that Sergi took advantage of this opportunity and really enjoyed it!

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