Roberto Vila-Lage is a Visiting Graduate Student with the Borders in Globalization program and a PhD Candidate in Geography at University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He holds a degree in Economics from the University of A Coruña, a degree in Geography and Spatial Planning and a MA in Spatial Planning, Management and Development from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Roberto’s research focuses on the study of cooperation across external and internal Spanish borders, with special emphasis on natural protected areas. His thesis discusses on the governance and management of Biosphere Reserves and National Parks on internal borderlands (specifically, between autonomous communities in Spain). The research project is funded by a research grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (FPU18/04624) obtained through a publicly-competitive process.