Maria Lozano Alia holds a Bachelor in Law and several postgraduate and Masters degrees in International Law and International Relationships, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Maria is currently a member of the RAN Steering Committee and the Co-Leader of the Working Group on Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism RAN RVT. She strengthens the role of victims of terrorism and other credible voices in preventing and countering violent extremism.
Maria was the founder and director of the European Network of Associations of Victims of Terrorism (NAVT), within the European Commission, from its inception in 2006 until 2013. The Network brought together 45 organizations from around the European Union.
Since 2015, she has worked on assignments as an adviser, lecturer, expert consultant and trainer to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Terrorism Prevention, Preventing Violent Extremism and fostering International Cooperation in South and Southeast Asia. She has focused on the involvement of CSOs, CBOs and community engagement in PVE, including the development of the “Handbook on Good Practices to Support Victims of Terrorism During the Criminal Justice Process” and “Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Manual for Judicial Training Institutions in South Asia and Southeast Asia”.
Maria is also an expert adviser in several national and international PVE projects related to education, interfaith dialogue, hate speech and youth empowerment.