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.
She is responsible for the Interreg Social SEEDS project and the In4wood project.
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. She is also working in the tender of DIHelp and OaSIS. 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.
Giacomo Frisanco
Giacomo FrisancoCommunication & Policy Officer
Giacomo has a solid background in International Relations, with a Master Degree majoring in Russian foreign politics at the Almamater Studiorum University of Bologna. Giacomo firstly worked 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 was taking responsibility of the European Portal Your Europe. He joined EURADA in March 2019 to strengthen the communication activities of the association. Moreover, Giacomo`s main tasks include taking care of the Interreg Europe project SOCIAL SEEDS, EMEN project, the dynamization of the social innovation working group and he is also in charge of the services provided to the Italian members of EURADA.
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 and TeRRItoria 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.
Mátyás Tálas
Mátyás TálasProject Officer
Mátyás Tálas has a degree in economic development with a focus on East Asia and an undergraduate degree in economics and business administration and management. Before joining EURADA in 2019, Mátyás has worked as a project manager for multinational companies such as IBM and BT. Recently he has completed his traineeship with the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, working on the socioeconomic analysis of the impact of Cohesion Policy on Hungarian regional development in cooperation with the Joint Research Centre. Mátyás contributes to the work of EURADA as a project officer for the Beyond EDP Interreg Europe project. He also supports the ESSPO project and is in charge of the services provided to the Hungarian members of EURADA.

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

Christian SAUBLENS
Marianne TOMBEUR

Leonardo CANUTTI
Tommaso GALLI
Pauline de VILLÈLE