Alina Ploae - Ploae

Alina Ploae

Counsellor in a Managing Authority for a Cross-Border Cooperation Programme

Alina has more than 17 years of experience in management and control of European funds.

In the last 10 years she contributed to contracting projects, including implementing technical assistance funds in the framework of INTERREG Cross-Border Cooperation Programme

She has a PhD in Economics and vast experience in working with EU funds (ENPI, ERDF and IPA), including as:

  • Head of Unit for Regional Operational Programme Projects Monitoring (coordinating the tasks related to the pre-contracting phase of the projects in the framework of the Regional Operational Programme);
  • Head of Unit for ERDF and IPA Expenditure Verification (planning, checking and coordinating the first level control, verification and submission of eligible expenditures by program-specific documentation for Romanian partners).

Her experience is completed with the positions of:

  • Speaker at multiple conferences and workshops on management and control of ESI Funds, stating with 2016 until present;
  • Associate professor in the Centre for European Studies, Faculty of Law, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi Romania, for the modular course “Control, Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Regional Development Programmes” in the framework of Master Programme in Regional Development, and “European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument” in the framework of Master in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU
  • TAIEX expert for CFCU Croatia;
  • Short-Term Expert in a Twinning Light Project in North Macedonia for strengthening of EU and IPA related capacities of the SEA (Secretariat for European Affairs) Training Centre.