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Experience and expertise

Ghica Gheorghiu

General Manager 
Ghica has extensive experience in the management, administration and evaluation of grant aid programs and was the Deputy Director for a 4.5 million EUR PHARE grant aid program. He has been involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs covering a large variety of subjects such as economic community development, democracy and human rights, social public campaigns, minorities, youth, public administration, development of the civil society in general. He provides also independent training and assistance to NGOs and private companies in management and business planning, public campaigns, and advocacy. He has an experience of over 15 years in NGO sector and over 9 years in grant giving and has worked with many actors - donors, public authorities, media, non-governmental organizations, business companies and associations.

Radu Florea

Training and Consulting Manager
Radu graduated the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest in 1997 and managed various components of EU's PHARE Civil Society Program during 2001-2003. Between 2003-2005, he worked for Development Alternatives, Inc. - managing the grant programs and institutional development component under USAID's Governance Reform and Sustainable Partnerships (GRASP) program. He developed an evaluation tool which assesses the institutional development stage and implemented it successfully within the GRASP program. Radu also graduated a 2 years' Training of Trainers Program in 1998. He is a skilled trainer, with over 12 years of training experience. He was also the deputy director of the Romanian Diplomatic Academy and taught at the National School for Political and Administrative Studies's master classes between 2005-2011.

Eliza Lupașcu

Quality Assurance Officer
Eliza holds a master degree in economics, also having the qualifications of project manager, trainer of trainers and project evaluator. She is is recommended by her specific education and solid practical experience for over 30 years (of which over 15 years in international programs and donor agencies). Eliza has good knowledge of the economic and social cohesion policy of the European Union, the information and publicity requirements for operational programs financed by EU, the management, implementation and financial control system of EU funds in Romania, as well as quality control systems. Eliza has also specific experience in institutional evaluation and organizational development, and has been working in TA projects for various ministries, managing authorities and civil society organizations, both in structural and pre-accession funds.

Luca Dussart-IlieČ™

Foreign Policy Specialist
Luca holds a Bachelor degree in Law and Political Science and a Master's degree in European Policies from the University of Lille, France. He has also received a Master degree in European Governance from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. He has experience in EU policy development and analysis, conflict resolution as well as in planning, budgeting, coordinating and implementing development projects. His work experience includes the EU Office in Kosovo and the EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL). His field experience is related to developing and delivering legal training to Afghan judicial practitioners, as well as to election observation projects while working at the Electoral Reform International Services in London. Currently, he serves at the European Union's Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM), seconded by Strategicus Consulting.