Esteban Pelayo
Esteban PelayoDirector
Esteban Pelayo joined EURADA in 2015 as director. Before he has 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 centers of the Regional Development Agency. He started his professional career in the Innovation Relay Center Network helping companies to establish transnational technology transfer agreements (IPR licensing) in the University of Alicante (1996-2000).
Tessa Anné
Tessa AnnéProject Officer
After obtaining her Masters 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 these years she has participated in and has been responsible for engaging stakeholders, organisation of events for best practice exchanges and awareness raising of 14 EU funded projects.
Elías Artigas
Elías ArtigasProject Officer
Elías Artigas is an Agricultural Engineer specialised in Economics, who worked in several private companies before joining EURADA in 2018. He is in charge of the management of the Interreg Europe project Beyond EDP. He also contributes with his expertise to the elaboration of position papers for the interest of EURADA members and the sharing of good practices in order to develop their policy instrument. Thanks to his knowledge of 9 languages, his help is highly appreciated when it comes to contact with partners from another regions in Europe.
Nuria Fornés
Nuria FornésProject Officer
Nuria oversees new proposals and helps the Association with all the paperwork related to them. She searches for new EU funding opportunities interesting for our members. Since August 2018, she is working in the tender ReConfirm where EURADA takes part as a member of the Consortium. Also, she is writing a study about the different models of regional development agencies in Europe. The study will gather the different activities, structure and governance of the agencies. Finally, she also represents EURADA as policy officer in different events.
Tommaso Galli
Tommaso GalliProject Officer
After obtaining a Master’s Degree in political science studying in Vienna, Budapest, Minsk and Paris, Tommaso worked as research assistant at the Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso conducting comparative analyses on youth, education and social policy in the Eastern Partnership countries. He also worked as project manager for German and Italian NGOs in the frame of the Erasmus+ programme with both programme und partner countries’ stakeholders. Tommaso joined EURADA in 2017 as policy officer for the Interreg Europe project Social Seeds and since July 2018 his main task has become the capitalisation of the Interreg Europe projects: Social Seeds, ESSPO and Beyond EDP.
Alain Gutiérrez
Alain GutiérrezPolicy Officer
Alain is a young professional with a strong background in Business Management, with two Master Degrees of the University of the Basque country specialized in Innovation and Internationalization, as well as in Trade. He has an expertise in EU policies, as he worked for a one-year period on the Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU, advising his regional government on several policies. Currently he is working in Eurada where he is the responsible for the DIHelp programme, but also supports the organization by searching interesting funding opportunities (H2020, EASME, COSME) to their members. Transversely he works on the elaboration of a study of the different models of the European RDA´s.
Christopher McInnes
Christopher McInnesProject Officer
Christopher joined EURADA in December 2017 as an Interreg Volunteer Youth (an initiative of DG REGIO and the European Solidarity Corps) working on implementing Interreg Europe’s ESSPO and Beyond EDP projects. Following the completion of his IVY placement with EURADA, Christopher has continued to work on ESSPO project’s implementation as an EU Project Officer firmly focused on advising and supporting project partners to find best practices aimed at improving regional policies in SME innovation support. Christopher’s life experience before EURADA has included: interning in Commercial Banking; ; long-term voluntary commitments in the Third Sector for refugees and asylum seekers; and reading French and International Relations at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Antoni Pastor
Antoni PastorCommunication and Project Officer
A double graduate in Law and Political Sciences, Antoni is in charge of the communication department of Eurada, managing its website, social networks and newsletters. His main goal is to scan all information regarding EU-funding and regional development policies, analyze it and communicate it to our members.
He also helps with the management of Eurada´s projects when needed, helping the dissemination of relevant information, preparing online application forms or co-organising Eurada´s annual events creating and managing their webpage.

We are also grateful to the other people who have contributed to EURADA in the past

Christian SAUBLENS
Marianne TOMBEUR

Leonardo CANUTTI
Pauline de VILLÈLE