Francisco Javier Montoro

Francisco Javier Montoro, Child Participation advisor for our Bureau since July 2022, has more than 8 years of experience in the field of cooperation and humanitarian action. His professional experiences have led him to specialize in child participation and protection issues, but also in migration, capacity strengthening, process facilitation and intercultural and cross-cultural approaches.

In addition to his experience in the university field, as well as in local associations and as a consultant, Francisco has worked for international organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Save the Children. He is the co-founder and co-CEO of Barbecho, a research and advocacy social initiative for the effective participation of migrants in Spain. He has worked in Tunisia, Romania, Morocco, Togo and Spain.

Throughout his career he has been able to develop different professional skills that he can apply today to his responsibilities at the International Bureau for Children’s Rights: facilitation of participatory processes, development of protection, evaluation and participation tools, team coordination, monitoring of research processes, elaboration of training and child-friendly information materials, promotion of human rights in migration contexts and design of advocacy campaigns.