SEMINAR ON: General Data Protection Regulation: legal impact on Human Resources.

Organized in cooperation with the Privacy and digital Transformation chair MICROSOFT-UV.



Day: Friday 9th, February 2018

TIME:    9:00- 12:30   VENUE: “Salón de Grados”  (ground floor of the Faculty of Psychology)


The General Data Protection Regulations will have a significant impact on human resources management. The goal of this seminar is to learn the basic aspects of this regulation. This training will also provide basic awareness on data protection right’. Training in this area is of great professional use.



Presented by:  Ricard Martínez Martínez.

Doctor in Law from the Universitat de València. He has dedicated his research to study fundamental laws concerning data protection and also different issues related to the effects of information and communication technologies and the private life.

He is currently a Assistant Professor Doctor in the Department of Constitutional Law, Political and Administrative Sciences of the Universitat de Valencia. He is included in the Work Group concerning Digital Rights of Citizens of the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda. He coordinates the Work Group constituted by the Principals’ Conference of Spanish Universities (CRUE-TIC) for the boost of the General Regulation of data protection.

He has worked as a delegate of data protection in the Universitat de València and has been head of the Transparency Service of the Valencian Provincial Council and President of the Professional Spanish Association of Privacy. He has collaborated with different universities as a Professor in Degree and Postgraduate Studies and has been responsible for the Studies Area of the Spanish Agency of Data Protection.

He has written different monographies dedicated to this issue, -“Tecnologías de la Información, Policía y Constitución”, “Una aproximación crítica a la autodeterminación informativa”- and has participated as an author and coordinator in different comments to the Development Regulation of the Organic Law of Data protection, and monographies about Law and Social Networks or Cloud Computing among others. He is a member of the Academic Council of Fide and co-director of its Data Protection Forum.

Prof. José Mª Peiró will particiate in Erasmus + International Conference: Cooperation and Innovation in Europe – Results and prospects for the next program (2021-2027)

This international annual conference aims to raise awareness of the projects of Strategic Partnerships, which are cooperation projects between educational and training institutions. These projects from small to large scale, of pedagogical innovation or exchange of good practices, put in contact associations, companies, educational authorities and educational centres of all sectors (School Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and People Education Adults) to work on a common theme.


Erasmus + supports this type of cooperation projects and workshops in this international conference will try to illustrate several aspects in this regard, such as the opening of Erasmus + to the world, its added pedagogical value in School Education, its contributions to the virtual school, its coherence with the intersectoral approach. The balance midway between the Erasmus + program and the prospects for after 2020 will also be in the centre of the debate, with the intervention of European leaders of the first order.

At the invitation of the Regional Council of Île-de-France, this trilingual event (ES, FR, EE). It will host 250 relevant political decision makers and Erasmus + agents from the three countries.

Download the programme HERE.

Master Advisory Board Meeting. Barcelona, October 5, 2017


The Advisory Board meeting of the WOP-P Master was held, joining members of the Council and the Coordination Committee. This meeting gathered feedback on different issues that are critical to the functioning of the Master: contents of the subjects, teaching and learning methods, new demands and challenges for the WOP-P professional, and the internationalization of the Master.

The members of the Advisory Council that participated in this meeting were:

  • Guest, David (UK, Professor, King’s College of London)
  • Posarelli, Massimo (Italy, Principal and Assessment and Development Practitioner Leader, Mercer)
  • Quadros, Gonçalo (Portugal, CEO, Critical Software)
  • Soler, Ceferí (Spain, Professor at ESADE and University Ramon Llull)
  • Zijlstra, Fred (Netherlands, Professor, Maastricht University)


The WOP-P Master in “24 Degrees”. A publication with best experiences in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees.

The European Commission interviewed 24 academics who each play
a key role in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. We wanted
to know how and why they started their joint degree programme.
We asked them what they think is special about the content of their
course, and about the students they recruit and teach.


What we talked about
■■ How do we work together inside our consortium?
■■What’s new in our programme?
■■ Our ideal student
■■ Our ideal graduate
■■ Dialogue with our students
■■Working with partners outside the university


This publication gives a flavour of their answers during these interviews.
Professors, administrators, coordinators and partners all
touched on different aspects of their programme. Individually or together,
their stories give a good picture of what Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees are all about.

Complete publication:


Wellcome Sesion for the 12th edition of the WOP-P Master in the University of Valencia.

On the 18th of September, the University of Valencia celebrated the welcome session of the academic year 2017-2018 of WOP-P Master. Professors Vicente Martínez, the Main Coordinator of the Master, José Ramos, Isabel Rodríguez and Yolanda Estreder presided over the session, in which the new students were welcomed and a very fruitful course was desired. The meeting was followed by a walk to the University facilities.

During the meeting, we were accompanied by the 2nd year students, who welcomed their classmates and with whom we shared a social hour. In the afternoon, students from the 1st began with their first class by Professor José María Peiro.


Closing session of the 10th Edition of the Master WOP-P in Barcelona and Valencia.

On the 6th of July, the University of Barcelona celebrated the closing session of the 10th edition of WOP-P Master. In such special occasion we counted with the participation of PhD Dolores Sánchez (Vice-rector of Academic Organisation) and PhD Joan Sansa (Vice-dean of Academic Affairs and Students), plus speeches of PhD Marina Romeo (Internal Coordinator WOP-P Master), PhD Días de Quíjano (Former Internal Coordinator WOP-P Master) and Mr. Isaac Lorigados  (Alumni).
Also, a Master Class was developed by Mr Albert Soria (Head of Human Resources at CaixaBank)



A few days later, (July 11), the University of Barcelona celebrated the closing session of the 10th edition of WOP-P Master, after two intensive days of presentations of the master theses.

Professors José Ramos, Vicente Martínez, Vicente González and Isabel Rodríguez presided over the ceremony and spoke a few words; also, five students: Tessa, Sonja, Mitra, Kamilla, and Lilia had the opportunity to take the stage to deliver an emotional farewell speech.

Third official WOP-P Convention was held in Valencia, Spain. May 13th & 14th, 2017.


On May 13th & 14th, 2017, the third official WOP-P Convention was held in Valencia, Spain. This year’s event attracted more WOPPies than ever before: more than 50 international professionals, students and researchers from the field of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology joined together in avid discussions on the spiciest trends in the world of HR.
True to the Convention motto “Bridging Science and Practice”, current organizational tendencies such as agile project management, gender equality and evidence-based management were highlighted from a comprehensive scientist-practitioner perspective. Following a day of interactive keynote and workshop sessions, fruitful discussions in the scientist-practitioner market place and intense knowledge exchange, WOPPies ended the day socializing and networking at the convention dinner and a fun day at the beach!
We are stoked and proud the Convention has been such a success and are looking forward to seeing even more WOPPies, and WOP-P friends and family at the next event!
For more impressions and information on the Convention program, please visit

Social Hour organized by WOPP Master at EAWOP Congress

To celebrate its 10th edition and the new funding approved by European Commission,  WOPP Master organized a Social Hour, during the Congress organized by European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), held in Dublin, Ireland, between 17th  to 20th  of May.

The Social Hour started with few words of Prof. José María Peiró, the coordinator of the first two generations of the master (2006 -2011; 2012 – 2017) and Prof. Vicente  Martínez-Tur, the coordinator of the next generation of the master (2017 – 2022). It continued with the visualization of the video created by the consortium, which includes the testimony of WOPP students and alumni and with few words from Rita Chiesa, the new coordinator from the University of Bologna. The celebration ended with drinks and possibility to socialize and share experiences and memories from the master.

At this event, the master counted with the participation of more than 30 people: students and alumni from different editions, starting with the first one in 2006, professors from all the universities part of a consortium, but also participants in the EAWOP Congress that were interested in the master and its content.

Prof. Marta Alves from the University of Beira Interior in Portugal on “Definition, operationalization and measure of group-level constructs. The construction of the workgroup socio-affective interdependence scale (WSAIS)”; and “Social network analysis”

Prof. Marta Alves from the University of Beira Interior in Portugal also a professor at the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Coimbra. Gave two seminars on Teamwork, scale´s validation at the collective level, and Social Network Analysis. In addition, she worked on the research project “The incidence of subgroups and emotional competencies in the welfare and performance of virtual teams” (VITEM) with Virginia Orengo and Ana Zornoza as MIs.

Session 1: May 23: “Definition, operationalization and measure of group-level constructs. The construction of the workgroup socio-affective interdependence scale (WSAIS).”

Session 2: May 25: “The social network analysis as a methodology of assessing interdependence relations in workgroups/teams.

CV: Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and Education of University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. Coordinator of Master of Clinical and Health Psychology at University of Beira Interior between 2013 and 2015. Director of Department of Psychology and Education (University of Beira Interior) since 2015. Researcher at NECE – Research Center in Business Sciences (University of Beira Interior). Collaborator of Erasmus Mundus in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P) as supervisor of Master Thesis (University of Coimbra, Portugal). PhD degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Master degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal). Current research interests include Social Psychology and Applied Social Psychology (Group Dynamics, Social Network Analysis and Community Psychology). Author and co-author of scientific papers published in books and journals. Member of international research project teams.