Dr Carlos Machado has participated since 1998 in EU funded projects related to modernization of higher education, capacity building and development and research, specially in Central Asia. His research background lies in the field of social policies with participation in two FP frameworks and more particularly in social inclusion through new technologies. He has written over 30 articles and publications related to Social Sciences – from social policies to innovation and entrepreneurship. He graduated in Political Sciences and International Relations at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Thereafter, he obtained a Master degree in Science, Society and Technology by University of East London. He has participated as individual expert for different initiatives of EuropeAid and the European Commission. He frequently conducts monitorings, evaluations and impact analysis related to higher education across the globe. Furthermore, he is advisor in Bologna implementation and Internationalisation processes.