With a Master degree in Political Sciences and with a dissertation in EU Law, Andrea has been working in the field of EU Structural funds for more than 20 years. As a civil servant in public administration and as a consultant in Technical Assistance projects, he has been covering key positions in the management systems of ERDF and ESF, with a particular experience in the sector of co-financed aids to enterprises, economic conversion and public infrastructures.
After more than 12 years in several positions of responsibility in the Italian public administration , both at central and local level, Andrea has worked as a consultant in several EU or accessing countries, extending his ability to compare different styles and traditions in organizing the management systems of public funded interventions.
After he joined ACZ in 2010, Romania has become, for more than 5 years now, his main working environment.
Teacher of a 6-credits course in Structural Funds at the University of Florence between 2004 and 2015, Andrea is also one of the most appreciated professional trainers in management and control procedures for Managing Authorities and Intermediate bodies, providing regular trainings addressed to public professionals dealing with the management of EU financial resources, in all Europe.
Cristina graduated the Faculty of Social Sciences (International Relations and European Studies) and she obtained a master degree in National and Euroatlantic Security. With an extensive experience in the fields of regional development and European funding, Cristina developed solid leadership skills and successfully coordinated several teams, contracts or projects. Up to this moment, she directly coordinated and effectively implemented more than 30 contracts awarded to ACZ Consulting in the last 9 years, which addressed different types of beneficiaries such as local, regional or national public authorities.
Through the acquired working experience, Cristina is specialized in areas such as: consultancy for the public administration and strategic planning; European programmes and projects evaluation, being involved in the impact, ex-ante, ex-post and on-going evaluations of the programmes and public policies; elaboration of studies in various fields (state aid, smart specialization, innovation, marketing, tourism etc.), local, regional and national development strategies; management of EU funded projects; delivery and organization of professional training sessions on different topics (entrepreneurship, communication, equal opportunities etc.); communication, organization of thematic working groups and informal trainings.
Carmen is the Economic Director of ACZ Consulting, being also the financial responsible of different projects and contracts implemented by the company. Within projects funded through ESF, Carmen was responsible primarily for developing, managing and verifying the economic and financial documents.
Having bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering and Economics, also considering her vast knowledge in cost-benefit analysis and economic forecasts, Carmen is involved as expert in economic analysis in various regional studies and strategies (for example regarding smart specialization or agriculture) and is an expert in financial evaluation of projects funded through structural funds for various national Operational Programmes. Last but not least, Carmen is a certified trainer in various business related courses.
Rebeca graduated from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in business administration, her primary areas of expertise being focused on the analysis and research of economic, social and public institutional phenomena.
As the Director of Consultancy and Technical Assistance Department, Rebeca has been actively involved in implementing several contracts having as an objective the evaluation of programmes financed through EU funds, such as the ex-post and on-going evaluation of NRDP, the ex-ante evaluation of OPFMA 2014-2020, the impact evaluation of different key areas of intervention of ROP 2007-2013, the evaluation of horizontal principles regarding gender equality and non-discrimination within the CBC Programme Hungary-Romania and Interreg V-A Romania-Hungary etc.
At the same time, Rebeca has participated, as a member of the research team, to the elaboration of local and regional strategies, studies and analyzes on various themes (such as smart specialization, administrative simplification, agriculture and rural areas, tourism etc.), having as beneficiaries public administration institutions.
Corina is the director of Department of European Programmes and Projects (ACZ Consulting Bucharest). She is involved, within contracts managed by ACZ Consulting, in the development of methodologies for the monitoring and evaluation of public interventions, in conducting research and analyses in the field of public policies and in providing consulting and training services.
Corina completed her doctoral studies at Durham University in Great Britain in 2016, analyzing in her thesis the post-accession trajectory of Romania and Bulgaria and developing in this sense a methodology focused on the different normative levels existing at European level (starting from the dichotomy of Soft vs. Hard law concepts). Her areas of research and interest explored to date include the evolution and impact of conditionality mechanisms, methods for monitoring and assessing the impact of public policies, and solutions for the sustainable development of local communities. In addition to her research expertise, Corina has 10 years of professional experience, being involved in the development and implementation of EU funded projects, in providing assistance and specialised consultancy services to large economic actors in order to identify funding sources and develop projects ideas, as well as in carrying out evaluation and impact studies.
Being a bachelor graduate of the International Business and Management Studies and having a master’s degree in Finance and Business Administration, Tiberiu`s area of expertise relates to the financial - economic analyses, with an emphasize on multicultural – international dimension.
As part of the Consultancy and Technical Assistance team, Tiberiu has been involved in the implementation of several contracts concerning State Aid Specialized Assistance or Programme Evaluations (eg. On-going evaluation of NRDP 2014-2020), as well as in drafting local and regional strategies and studies, contracted by local and national public authorities. His activity within the projects includes qualitative and quantitative analyses, taking care of organizational/administrative procedures and collection of primary and secondary data.
Having graduated the Faculty of Social Sciences – Department of Sociology, Roxana is interested in the process of sustainable development of the communities and improvement of the economic and social problems of them. With over 6 years of experience in the field of European structural funds, she was involved in several contracts of programme evaluation, especially in the activities of qualitative and quantitative analysis (ex-ante, ex-post and on-going evaluations of the programmes and public policies).
Roxana has also contributed to the development of studies and strategies contracted by local, regional and national public administration, actively participating in the process of strategic planning and consulting of key stakeholders. Roxana has a vast experience in managing and monitoring of the contracts, being responsible for coordinating several contracts implemented by the company in the last 6 years, for different types of beneficiaries and contributing to their successful completion.
Andreea graduated the Faculty of History (University of Bucharest and Paris Sorbonne University) with a Bachelor degree in International Relations and European Studies and she obtained a Master Degree in Public Policy at Bristol University (United Kingdom) focusing on EU and national policies, decision-making process and public policy process.
Having various international experience, she developed, amongst other skills, analytical thinking, problem solving skills and research abilities. She was a Robert Schuman Trainee within the Directorate General for Internal Policies of the European Union (European Parliament, Brussels Office) where she not only acquired an in-depth understanding of the EU institutions, but also she developed the necessary skills to evaluate policies and programs, as well as to elaborate strategies, studies and analysis.
Currently, Andreea is a public administration consultant within the Department of European Programmes and Projects (ACZ Consulting, Bucharest). She is involved in the development of methodologies and strategic analysis for the elaboration of development strategies, as well as in conducting research and analyses for evaluations of public interventions.
Cristian joined the team in February 2020 and since then, he is working within the European Programmes and Projects department. A fresh graduate from the University of Twente, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in European Public Administration and a Master of Science degree in Public Administration. His research was mostly focused on novel topics. For his bachelor thesis he studied the effects of the ridesharing phenomenon on the taxi industry in Romania, using a variety of quantitative data analysis techniques. For his master project, he took an in-depth look at the social security policy preferences of non-standard workers in the Netherlands, increasing his familiarity with qualitative research techniques such as semi-structured interviews. Since he started his university.
His most meaningful work experience prior to starting at ACZ Consulting was an internship held in collaboration between the University of Twente and the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, where he gained hands-on experience with the role of national parliaments in the EU legislative context. His internship project focused on studying the dynamics of the political control on bureaucracy within the Chamber of Deputies. A firm believer in the project of the European Union, he believes that the only way forward in an increasingly globalized world is simple: more supranational institutions with more competences.
With a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European Studies, Roxana has attended 2 master programs in Timisoara, at the West University, one specializing in International Development Studies, and the second in Public Policy and Advocacy. Recently certified as a Specialist in lobbying, Roxana has chosen to dedicate her energy and knowledge to developing public policies, development strategies, monitoring and evaluation. With extensive experience gained both in volunteer activities (over 9 years of activism) and in professional and academic fields, Roxana has joined the ACZ Consulting team in January 2020.
The areas of public policy she prefers are the intergenerational ones, having extensive knowledge about youth policies and those dedicated to senior citizens. At the same time, environmental policies represent a point of interest for Roxana, both academically and professionally, understanding the needs for change in both public and private sector.