Ernesto Morales IGOPErnesto Morales holds a PhD in Public Policy and Social Transformation from the UAB. He has developed his professional and research career in the fields of citizen participation, solidarity economy, community development and citizen empowerment processes. Since 2016 he has been the coordinator of the IGOP School, a space for co-production of knowledge and transfer of the IGOP-UAB, located in the district of Nou Barris, from where he carries out research in community action and solidarity economy, as well as different research-action-participatory initiatives in collaboration with agents of the territory. Currently, she is the pedagogical coordinator of the inter-university Master’s Degree in Social Policies and Community Action (FUAB-UAB; UdG; UdL; UVic) which takes place at the IGOP School and in different neighbourhoods in Catalonia.


Participation, Community Action and Solidarity Economy.


  • Barbieri, N., Gallego, R., Morales, E., Rodríguez-Sanz, M., Palència, L., & Pasarín, M. I. (2018). Measuring and analysing community action for health: an indicator-based typology and its application to the case of Barcelona. Social Indicators Research, 139, 25-45.
  • Óscar Rebollo; Ernesto Morales y Sheila González (2016); Guía operativa de evaluación de la acción comunitaria; IGOP—UAB; Con el apoyo de Àrea de Qualitat de Vida, Igualtat i Esports (Ajuntament de Barcelona). Descarregar Guia operativa [ pdf ]
  • Ganuza, E., Nez, H., & Morales, E. (2014). The Struggle for a Voice: Tensions between Associations and Citizens in Participatory Budgeting. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38(6), 2274-2291.