Esteban Pelayo joined EURADA in 2015 as director. Previously, he worked in the EU office of the Region of Murcia in Brussels (2011-2015) and in the Regional Development Agency of Murcia (2000-2011), where he coordinated the network of technology centres of the Regional Development Agency. He started his professional career in the Innovation Relay Centre Network helping companies to establish transnational technology transfer agreements (IPR licensing) at the University of Alicante (1996-2000).
After obtaining her master’s degree in Linguistics and Literature, Tessa worked for various public and private companies in their communication and marketing departments. She joined EURADA in 2007 to strengthen the communication activities of the association and to provide assistance in the administrative implementation of projects. During this time she has participated in and has been responsible for engaging stakeholders, organisation of events for best practice exchanges, and awareness-raising for EU-funded projects.
Currently Tessa oversees the Interreg Europe Social SEEDS project and the Erasmus+ IN4WOOD project. She contributes to the daily management of the EURADA offices and deals with aspects related to administration, finance, and HR.
Ivana Rae AlmoraProject & Policy Officer
Ivana graduated with a bachelor’s degree in European languages from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where she majored in German and minored in Spanish. In an effort to steer her career toward international relations, she pursued a master’s degree in EU studies and human rights at the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (Spain). She first joined EURADA in the summer of 2019 as an intern in fulfilment of her master’s requirements and is now a EURADA project officer for the Interreg project SCALE UP, which aims to support SME growth in regional, national, and international markets.
Alexandre ArcosCommunication & Project Officer
Alex studied Economics at the University of Valencia and at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, and specialised in Development Economics and the Economic History of China between the 80s and the early 2000s. He is in charge of elaborating proposals and position papers, as well as managing the ReConfirm initiative of the European Commission to support the establishment of interregional investment projects. His communication responsibilities include our internal dissemination/mailing tool (e-Reminders), the monthly EURADA NEWS, and our YouTube channel.
Giacomo FrisancoCommunication & Policy Officer
Giacomo has a solid background in International Relations, with a master’s degree majoring in Russian foreign politics at the Almamater Studiorum University of Bologna. Giacomo worked firstly for the Italian public administration in the Department for Youth Policy, where he became passionate about communication and social media, and then for the European Commission in DG GROW, where he took responsibility for the European Portal Your Europe. He joined EURADA in March 2019 to strengthen the communication activities of the association.
He is the communication manager of the project TeRRItoria, a project that deals with RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation).Giacomo manages the participation of EURADA as an advisory partner to 6 regional authorities within Interreg Europe’s SCALE UP project, developing better ERDF policies to support concentration and robustness of SMEs. He is also involved in the Horizon 2020 project ´XPRESS` which offers support to public procurement to facilitate the collaboration between SMEs and public sector for the adoption of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) in regions.
Estefanía LópezProject Officer
After graduating in Law and specialising in Judicial studies in Spain, Estefanía started at EURADA in June 2019. She is in charge of preparing new proposals and helping the Association with the issues related with them. She handles the preparation and management of tenders and funding opportunities of interest to EURADA members.
Estefanía proofreads and validates our members’ applications and provides them with recommendations on how to improve them and obtain funding. Finally, she represents EURADA’s members at events and conferences and drafts reports informing them of new opportunities.
Ulises PisanoCommunication & Policy Officer
Ulises obtained a degree in Political Science at the University of Valencia (Spain), where he took part as a member of the board of the Faculty of Law and was in charge of the institutional communication of Amnesty International Valencia. After that, he showed interest in areas as diverse as foreign policy, international relations methodologies, cooperation, and internationalisation.
Regarding his interests and his background, he joined EURADA in September 2019 and is nowadays in charge of international projects like the cooperation agreements between Latin American and European regions, external communication on SSNN, and webpage management.
Alberto SoriaProject Officer
Alberto graduated in Political and Public Administration Sciences with Law after studying at the University of Granada (Spain) and the University of Limerick (Ireland) with a special focus on EU related matters and International Relations. Alberto joined EURADA in October 2019. At EURADA, he is responsible for elaborating studies of European Regional Development Agencies, with the aim of providing a broader awareness of the activities and practices of these entities. Alberto also collaborates in the organisation of events and assistance to our members.
Roser Torres MoscadProject Officer
Roser has a degree in Translation and Cultural Mediation. After one year studying Cultural and Humanities Studies in Tokyo, Japan, she furthered her qualifications in Digital Marketing and Internationalisation. Roser joined EURADA in July 2019 and is in charge of organising and promoting the 5th edition of EURADA Awards. She also attends events and conferences representing EURADA. Moreover, Roser advises Development Agencies by proofreading and validating their proposals. Finally, she promotes EURADA members and partners and puts them in contact with one another, as well as with new opportunities and proposals.
We are also grateful to the other people who have contributed to EURADA in the past
Pauline DE VILLÈLE