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Pairing scheme


It is an activity to bring together the scientific community and the Congress of Deputies. 


It seeks to contribute to increasing mutual knowledge and trust and facilitating collaboration between Deputies and scientists.

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Pairing scheme

2023 Edition

During the week of 26th to 28th February 2024, nine pairs consisting of MPs and, for the first time, a clerk, along with scientific personnel, participated in the second edition of this initiative.

2022 Edition

During the week of the 14th of November 2022, 10 pairs of Congress´ Deputies and scientific staff shared working days and experiences. The professional profiles of the selected researchers covered various disciplines, stages of their research career and come from research centres in different Spanish cities.

Edición 2023
Jacobo González Robatto Perote and Demelsa Benito Sanchez

Jacobo González Robatto Perote and Demelsa Benito Sanchez

(from left to right)

Jacobo González Robatto Perote from the Vox Parliamentary Group

Demelsa Benito Sanchez from the University of Deusto

Edición 2023
Teslem Andala Ubbi and Sergi Riera Galindo

Teslem Andala Ubbi and Sergi Riera Galindo

(from left to right)

Teslem Andala Ubbi from the Plurinational SUMAR Parliamentary Group

Sergi Riera Galindo from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Edición 2023
Andrés Bravo Oviedo and Francesc-Marc Álvaro

Andrés Bravo Oviedo and Francesc-Marc Álvaro

(from left to right)

Andrés Bravo Oviedo from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Francesc-Marc Álvaro Vidal from the Republican Parliamentary Group. ERC.

Edición 2023
Eduard Pujol Bonell and Salvador Ivorra

Eduard Pujol Bonell and Salvador Ivorra

(from left to right)

Eduard Pujol Bonell from the Junts per Catalunya Parliamentary Group

Salvador Ivorra from the University of Alicante

Edición 2023
Joseba Andoni Agirretxea Urresti and Dolores Fernández Ortuño

Joseba Andoni Agirretxea Urresti and Dolores Fernández Ortuño

(from left to right)

Joseba Andoni Agirretxea Urresti from the Basque Parliamentary Group (EAJ-PNV)

Dolores Fernández Ortuño from the University of Málaga

Edición 2023
Marije Fullaondo la Cruz and Jaime Cubero Dabrio

Marije Fullaondo la Cruz and Jaime Cubero Dabrio

(from left to right)

Marije Fullaondo la Cruz from the Euskal Herria Bildu Parliamentary Group

Jaime Cubero Dabrio from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Edición 2023
María Matesanz del Barrio and Pedro Peña Jiménez

María Matesanz del Barrio and Pedro Peña Jiménez

(from left to right)

María Matesanz del Barrio from Complutense University of Madrid

Pedro Peña Jiménez, Clerk at the Cortes Generales

Edición 2023
Javier Alfonso Cendón and Álvaro Martínez Camarena

Javier Alfonso Cendón and Álvaro Martínez Camarena

(from left to right)

Javier Alfonso Cendón from the Socialist Parliamentary Group

Álvaro Martínez Camarena from Complutense University of Madrid

Edición 2023
Pablo Pérez Coronado and Jovita Moreno Vozmediano

Pablo Pérez Coronado and Jovita Moreno Vozmediano

(from left to right)

Pablo Pérez Coronado from the Popular Parliamentary Group in Congress

Jovita Moreno Vozmediano from Rey Juan Carlos University

Edición 2022
Isabel Márquez and Pedro Navarro López

Isabel Márquez and Pedro Navarro López

(left to right)

Isabel Márquez, Astrophysicist and Deputy Director of Science at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).

Pedro Navarro López, Parliamentary Group: Popular en el Congreso. Deputy for Zaragoza.

Edición 2022
Miguel Angel Presno and Javier Alfonso Cendón

Miguel Angel Presno and Javier Alfonso Cendón

(left to right)

Javier Alfonso-Cendón, Parliamentary Group: Socialista. Deputy for León. 

Miguel Angel Presno, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Oviedo.

Edición 2022
María Crespo López and Isidro Martínez Oblanca

María Crespo López and Isidro Martínez Oblanca

(left to right)

María Crespo López, Professor in the Department of Personality, Assessment and Clinical Psychology at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

Isidro Martínez Oblanca, Parliamentary Group: Mixto. Foro Asturias Deputy.

Edición 2022
Flor Álvarez Taboada and Mireia Borrás

Flor Álvarez Taboada and Mireia Borrás

(left to right)

Flor Álvarez Taboada, Forestry Engineer and Deputy Director of the School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering of the University of León.

Mireia Borrás, Parliamentary Group: VOX. Deputy for Madrid. 

Edición 2022
Alba Paños Pérez and Juan Ignacio López-Bas

Alba Paños Pérez and Juan Ignacio López-Bas

(left to right)

Juan Ignacio López-Bas, Parliamentary Group: Ciudadanos. Deputy for Alicante. 

Alba Paños Pérez, Lecturer in Law at the University of Almeria.

Edición 2022
Asier Mañas and Joan Margall Sastre

Asier Mañas and Joan Margall Sastre

(left to right)

Joan Margall Sastre, Parliamentary Group: Republicano. Deputy for Girona.

Asier Mañas, Physical-Sports Educator and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

Edición 2022
Andrés Alba Pérez and Iñaki Ruiz de Pinedo

Andrés Alba Pérez and Iñaki Ruiz de Pinedo

(left to right)

Andrés Alba Pérez, Dr. Industrial Engineer and R&D Manager of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Centre of the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Iñaki Ruiz de Pinedo, Parliamentary Group: Euskal Herria Bildu. Deputy for Álava.

Edición 2022
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José Miguel Campos Martín and Joan Baldoví i Roda

(left to right)

Joan Baldoví i Roda, Parliamentary Group: Plural. Compromís Deputy for Valencia.

José Miguel Campos Martín, Research Scientist at the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Edición 2022
Gemma Álvarez Jiménez and Josune Gorospe Elezcano

Gemma Álvarez Jiménez and Josune Gorospe Elezcano

(left to right)

Josune Gorospe Elezcano, Parliamentary Group: Vasco. Deputy for Vizcaya. 

Gemma Álvarez Jiménez, Lecturer of Political Science at the University of Barcelona.

Edición 2022
Juan Diego Ramos Pichardo and José Luis Bueno Pinto

Juan Diego Ramos Pichardo and José Luis Bueno Pinto

(left to right)

José Luis Bueno Pinto, Parliamentary Group: Confederal de Unidas Podemos-En Comú Podem-Galicia en Común. Izquierda Unida Deputy.

Juan Diego Ramos Pichardo, Nurse and lecturer and researcher in mental health at the University of Huelva.

Feedback from participants

In the two editions of the pairing schemeheld so far, 19 scientists have participated and completed a brief survey about their experience.

 

 

 

 

  • 100% of the scientific staff consider their experience in the pairing scheme to be satisfactory or very satisfactory. 
  • 88% of scientific staff found the relationship with the Deputy very satisfactory.
  • After the programme, 87% of the participating scientists consider that they have a high or very high level of knowledge of the functions and functioning of the Congress of Deputies, compared to 30% before the initiative.

"It has been a unique and wonderful experience to be able to enjoy this week.".

"It has exceeded my expectations. It has been a very multidisciplinary and motivating learning experience".

"The relationship between the 10 scientists selected from very different fields was very positive."