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Trainers involved in the Master

The trainers involved in the Master in European Project Planning and Management represent several European countries. They all have 15 to 25 years of experience in planning, managing, assessing and auditing European projects. The trainers involved are: senior European project planners, senior European project managers, officers of the European Commission, officers of the National Agencies managing the current European Programmes, evaluators for the European Commission and the National Agencies, auditors of European projects.

David Kolman
FFG, Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Vienna, Austria

David Kolman, after 10 years in research, has spent most of his professional life in science management in European programs. He served as Director of the Czech Liaison Office for R&D in Brussels, has worked at the Czech Ministry of Education as the Head of Unit of Conceptual Governance of Structural Funds and as expert for Future Emerging Technologies at the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. He currently works as the National Contact Point for Future and Emerging Technologies and ICT for the Austrian Research Promotion Agency.

John Stringer
Berkley Associates
Brussels, Belgium

John Stringer has been working in the field of EU funded projects since 1987. He has held key positions in a number of Technical Assistance Offices implementing EU programmes on behalf of the European Commission. The last of these was as Head of the Financial and Investigation Team at the Technical Assistance Office where he carried out project monitoring and inspection visits on behalf of the EU Commission. He has carried out a number of strategic studies for the European Commission on the management of big projects and is currently acting as a management reviewer for a number of large scale projects.

Antonio Carbone
APRE, Italian Agency for the Promotion of European Research
Rome, Italy

Antonio Carbone is the Italian National Contact Point for SME, ICT and Access to risk finance under Horizon 2020 European Research and Innovation Programme. At the same time he is in charge, as Italian Expert, in the “SMEs and Access to risk finance” European Commission Programme Committee. Antonio is also actively involved in the activities of EEN - Enterprise Europe Network, with particular reference to the ICT Sector Group and IPR issues.

Stanislav Ranguelov
European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Brussels, Belgium

Stanislav Ranguelov is the Coordinator of Employment, Social policies and the European Social Fund for Spain at the European Commission in Brussels. Previously he was Coordinator of Analysis on Education systems and Policies at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. Before joining the European Institutions in 2008, he worked in the Spanish academic sector for 10 years participating and managing international research projects.

Leonardo Piccinetti
Europe For Business
London, United Kingdom

Leonardo Piccinetti is senior Research and Innovation advisor; he is Managing Director of Europe for Business and President Funding Director of European Centre for Research in Asia Africa and Latin America. He consults several European research and business communities on issues relating to research and innovation. Leonardo has over fifteen years of international experience in the field of EU consulting.

Alan Bruce
Universal Learning Systems
Dublin, Ireland

Alan Bruce is CEO of ULS, an international research, education, training and evaluation company with offices in Dublin, Helsinki, Barcelona and Chicago. He is an Associate Professor with UOC (Open University of Catalonia) in Barcelona. In 2016 he became Visiting Professor for Global Learning in National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan. An independent evaluation expert for the EU Commission H-2020 program, he has been a partner in over 25 EU projects. A Senior Fellow of the European Distance and E-learning Network, he is also a Board Member of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education in the United States.

Spiros Sirmakessis
Technological Educational Institution of Western Greece
Patras, Greece

Spiros Sirmakessis is a full Professor at the Technological Educational Institution of Western Greece. He is the Deputy President for Research and Development in the organisation and Director of the e-Business and User Experience Interaction Lab in the same department. He is also the President of the Research Committee of the organization with management responsibilities for every R&D activity. Spiros Sirmakessis has been coordinating more than 150 projects funded by European and national sources.

Maria Rigou
University of Patras
Patras, Greece

Maria Rigou is a lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics at the University of Patras. Maria has participated in more than 25 R&D projects funded by the European Commission and national bodies. She has taught several courses at graduate and postgraduate level on Project Management. She is the co-author of books on Project Management.

Anca Colibaba
Iasi, Romania

Anca Colibaba is a professor at the Gr.T Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy since 1990. She is international Inspector for Eaquals since 2004. International projects coordinator since 1990 and she has been involved in more than 50 European projects. She has an extensive work experience in international contexts and with a variety of international funding organizations. She is founding member of the following organizations: EuroEd Foundation, Quest, FocusEd, ELAN.

Silvia Ciotti
Florence, Italy

Silvia Ciotti is a member of the panels of independent experts at REA (Research Executive Agency) and at EASME (Executive Agency for SMEs) of the European Commission. She is also member of the panel of experts for the Ethics Appraisal of all the EU funded projects. Since 2007 she has been involved as an independent expert evaluator and reviewer in the assessment of the proposals submitted under the European Seventh Framework Programme – Security calls, and is actually involved as evaluator and reviewer in variuous calls and programmes under Horizon 2020, including the Marie Skolodwska Curie Action and the SME Intrument. Silvia Ciotti is also a consultant, planning and managing projects funded by the European Commission, and is the CEO and Senior Researcher at the EuroCrime Srl independet research, training and consulting centre.

Elisabetta Delle Donne
Florence, Italy

Elisabetta Delle Donne works in the field of European project planning and management since 1993. She has been a project planner and manager in over a 130 projects funded by the European Commission. For 23 years she has been consulting for universities on European funding opportunities and on project management. Elisabetta is an assessor of European project proposals in the fields of higher education and adult education in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme - KA2 Strategic Partnerships Supporting Innovation. She is also an assessor of European projects for the COST Programme for Science and Technologies.

Andrea Peraldo
Florence, Italy

Andrea Peraldo works in the field of European projects since 2001. He has planned and managed more than 40 projects funded by the European Commission. Andrea is also specialized in the planning of budgets and in the management of the administrative and financial issues of international projects. Andrea has also planned and managed over 20 projects funded by the European Social Fund.

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