Democracy That Delivers

The Shared Societies Project

Building a World Safe for Difference

Project Team


Rubén Campos

Program Coordinator,

Rubén Campos is an expert on South and South East Asia and in non-violent political movements; and professor of international relations in different Spanish universities. During the last eight years, he has worked in the design, implementation and/or evaluation of programs in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma, Ecuador, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, South Africa or South Korea, as well as thematic programs on Social Cohesion and Shared Societies, Political and Interreligious Dialogue and Terrorism, Democracy and Human Rights. Since 2010 he is Program Officer and Coordinator of the Department of Programs. Previously, Mr. Campos worked as assistant to the Program Director and as a Academic Coordinator in a International Relations Master in Complutense University.

As an expert and analyst in International Relations he collaborates usually with research centres as Casa Asia, CIDOB, Fundación Alternativas, Instituto Catalán Internacional por la Paz or Real Instituto Elcano, as well as media as BBC World, Cadena Ser, Radio Francia Internacional, Radio Nederland or RTVE. He is currently preparing his doctoral thesis on the non-violent politics of the Indian National Movement and the Afroamerican Civil Rights Movement and has recently edited a collection of Mahatma Gandhi’s political writing in Spanish.

Follow him on Twitter: @RubenCamposP

Clem McCartney

Research Consultant, Club of Madrid Shared Societies Project Policy and Content Coordinator,

Dr. Clem McCartney is from Northern Ireland. His first degree is in law but he switched to social development for the first part of his working career. He mainly worked in the United Kingdom but also spent some years in Papua New Guinea.

From the mid 1980s his main interest has been in conflict resolution and mediation. He worked in the Centre for the Study of Conflict in the University of Ulster being responsible for connecting academic researchers to policy makers and practitioners and making research more relevant to decision makers.

In 1982 he became an independent consultant on conflict and community issues and has a wide range of experience in Northern Ireland, the Caucasus, Middle East, South America, South and South-East Asia. He has worked with a variety of organisations including Conciliation Resources in London, Berghof Peace Support in Berlin and International Alert in London.

He has contributed to Berghof Research Centre’s publications including the "Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation", and the Accord Series of Conciliation Resources, editing the edition on Northern Ireland - "Striking a Balance, the Northern Ireland Peace Process." He also undertook a International Comparative Review of Public Policies Towards Improving Inter-Community Relations as part of for the Northern Ireland Government Review of Community Relations Policies.

Since 2007, his main activities have been as advisor to the Shared Societies Project of the Club de Madrid, focusing on policies to promote inter community harmony. He has been directly involved in developing the materials of the Project, including the recent publication "The Economics of Shared Societies" and has taken part in Club de Madrid missions to international bodies and a number of countries.


 Irene Vergara

Program Officer,

Irene holds a bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences from Universidad

Autónomda de Madrid (2006), and a postgraduate diploma in Human Ecology from the Free University of Brussels (2007). Before joining the Club de Madrid in 2011, she worked during three years at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability implementing the local government strategy during the international climate negotiations. She has experience as project coordinador through the implementation of project activities in different emerging economies countries. 

Irene´s mother tongue is Spanish, and she speaks English and French





Rafael Moreno López

Project Officer,
Rafael Moreno López, SSP, Club de MadridRafael Moreno López received his BA from the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) in Social Geography. After that he studied a Master´s degree on International Relations and European Studies at the Université de Strasbourg (France) and a Diploma on “Gender and Public Policies” at FLACSO University. Currently he is a PhD candidate in Regional Development at the Universidad de Sevilla. His professional experience has been focused on international development working as project officer for the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID) in Mauritania and Niger on culture, gender and institutional capacities projects from 2007 to 2009. He also worked for the Casa Arabe (Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry) as Deputy Program Officer in Madrid before joined in 2009 the Cooperation section of the European Union Delegation to Honduras as Junior Expert for two years. 

In 2013, Rafael served as Project Coordinator for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Mexico within the Project “Supporting the Strengthening of government institutions and civil society capacities to improve protection of vulnerable migrants in transit” financed by the Human Security Fund of the United Nations. Currently, Rafael works as Project Officer for the “Shared Societies” project at the Club de Madrid. He has published articles on migration and local development issues and speaks Spanish, English and French.



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