Meritxell, a Spanish national, has joined the “Innovation Strategy for Education and Training” team in CERI as a Policy Analyst. She holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute in Florence, as well as an MA in Language Diversity from Leiden University and an MA in Cognitive Science and Linguistics from the University of Barcelona. At the cross-roads of social science, humanities and new technologies, her research and publications have focused on open government and open public data, e-justice, language technologies and endangered language documentation.
Before joining the OECD, she worked as a researcher at the CNRS (CERSA, Paris), the Institute of Law and Technology (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and the University of Bologna. She also undertook linguistic fieldwork in Paraguay and contributed to the evaluation of pedagogical materials for a bilingual literacy program at the Paraguayan Ministry of Education. More recently she worked as a project manager of EC-funded projects on language technologies at ELDA, Paris, and as an editor and proofreader of pedagogical materials for Hachette.