Cecilia Francisco Carcelén

Cecilia Francisco Carcelén joined PPMI in September 2020 to work as a Researcher in the areas of gender equality and social affairs. Cecilia has three years of policy research experience in gender equality and gender mainstreaming. At PPMI, she contributes to the implementation of EU-wide projects for EIGE and the European Commission. As part of these projects, Cecilia has supported the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, including interpretation of gender indicators for the Gender Equality Index, and has managed networks of researchers at the national level. Besides, she has experience using gender mainstreaming methods, analysing policies from a gender perspective and drafting gender-responsive policy recommendations. Prior to coming to PPMI, she worked as an independent consultant for the INGO Girls Not Brides conducting research on child marriage at the international and national level, and gained work experience at EIGE, focusing on gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting, and at the European Women’s Lobby, focusing on women’s socioeconomic rights and policy monitoring. Cecilia received her MA degree in Gender Studies (with Merit) from University College London and her BA in Philosophy (with First Class Honours) from University of Murcia, Spain. She is fluent in Spanish (native language) and English. 



  • Public Policy and Planning, Graduate Seminar – Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Argentina (FLACSO), 2020
  • MA Gender, Society and Representation – University College London (UCL), 2017
  • BA Philosophy – Universidad de Murcia, 2014

Selected projects

  • Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the COVID-19 recovery - Review of the BPfA (European Institute for Gender Equality, 2021 – ongoing)
  • Development of tools for mainstreaming gender: preparatory work on gender-responsive evaluation (European Institute for Gender Equality, 2021 – ongoing)
  • Second independent external evaluation of the European Institute for Gender Equality (European Institute for Gender Equality, 2021 – ongoing)
  • Gender equality prospects in labour markets transformed by artificial intelligence and platform work - Review of the BPfA (European Institute for Gender Equality, 2020 – 2021)
  • Country factsheets for the Gender Equality Index 2021 (European Institute for Gender Equality, 2021)
  • Study on educational toolkits for fighting gender stereotypes based on the example of the transport sector (European Commission, DG MOVE, 2020 – 2021)
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