Address: Bucharest, Telephone(s) +40 730 098 718
Policy Coordinator and Project Manager at WWF Romania, Policy and Green Economy Department
WWF Danube Carpathian Programme Romania, www.wwf.ro
Policy: Lobbying the Romanian government for allocating larger volumes of funds in more targeted fashion to measures in support of biodiversity conservation; representing WWF in Monitoring Committees and Working Groups on spending and programming EU funds; conducting training sessions on how to access EU funds for nature conservation objectives; advocacy activities towards EU decision makers; coordinates organization of regional policy workshops on policy analysis and recommendations; participates at relevant national and international meetings (e.g. EC or similar).
Project management: Manages Policy and Green Economy related projects according to WWF DCP standards, aligned to national and regional strategic plan; manages projects implementation and ensures communication with the partners; coordinates projects financial and technical reporting; drafts work plans in consultation with WWF project team members and WWF RO country manager and supports work planning of other partners; participates in and provide input within partner meetings, working groups and conferences; manages the projects activities timely as well as the quality delivery of outputs and results. Develop and support development of project proposals to ensure the achievement of the Policy and Green Economy objectives defined in the strategic plan (national and regional level).
Projects: LENA (Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube region), funded by Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020; Participative governance for sustainable development of local communities from the Danube floodplain, funded by EEA Grants 2009-2014; SURF Nature (Sustainable Use of Rural Development Funds for Nature), funded by INTERREG IVC.
Education and training: Specialist in Environmental Conservation
Master in Environmental Changes and Regional Development
Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest
Personal skills and competences
In-depth knowledge of EU Cohesion and Common Agricultural Policies and their funding instruments; good knowledge of the Natura 2000 process in Romania; organizational competencies (training and symposiums, seminars and workshops in policy, community development and nature conservation)
Irene Lucius, Raluca Dan, Dana Caratas, “Green Infrastructure – Sustainable Investment for Benefit of Both People and Nature”, SURF Nature
Raluca Dan, Irene Lucius, Maya Todorova, “Guidance on Assessing Social-Economic Benefits for Better Access to Structural Funds for Biodiversity”, SURF Nature