IBEI is a private foundation created in Barcelona, promoted by the CIDOB Foundation. Its objective is to be a centre of prestige and excellence and a first-rate referent in the field of international studies, a centre which will prepare experts who demand a global conception in international relations and an institution which will make Barcelona a pole of international attraction in this field. IBEI is an Institute recognised as an inter-university Institute by the Generalitat of Catalonia’s Department of Universities, Research and Information Society.