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Summary

A creative and results driven professional, with significant experience in the fields of project and program management on an international platform. Possesses valuable expertise in proposal development, project and program planning / design and social media. Focused on delivering an exceptional level of service to key stakeholders, utilising strong communication, linguistic and interpersonal skills to build positive relationships at all levels and completing administrative functions such as producing reports and documents. Widely regarded as a strong team builder and team player, who thrives in challenging environments.

I have a continuous focus on professional and personal development aiming to fulfill my potential. The high energy, the contagious enthusiasm, the passion for results and delivery are the ingredients of getting satisfaction from my work.

PMI certificated by Italian Management Institute since 2011

Key strengths include:

  • Exhibits confidence in handling new tasks, with a  flexible approach towards all assignments;
  • Track record in establishing collaborative relationships, especially with international project partners;
  • Good knowledge of the main computer programmes (ECDL certificate) and MS Project, including skills in some graphic software design (Adobe suite).
  • Significant experience in organizing international events/project meetings;
  • Particularly strong skills in Social Media Content Curation, newsletter packages, website updates, dissemination of projects results.
  • Effective in public presentations, confident presenting to large audiences with presentations self-made;
  • Significant experience gained in project design, planning and project management, including the associated administrative activities as contribution to writing the interim and annual report, time sheets preparation, minutes writing, budget preparation and financial monitoring,;

Objective

I am looking for an EU Project Manager position working in the field of European projects. I am a highly motivated responsible hard working Research Funding Manager with  five years experience in European projects. Proven ability to individuate the right European fund call for a project idea,  build project budget and write project proposal in response of the call. Known for my capacity to learn quickly, to use social media communication skills, partner searching and managing international partnerships. I am a reliable quick learner to be effective in different environments. I am ready to take on new challenges and to put my professionalism at the service of an innovative organization whose goal is growth and aims at the quality. I am looking for the opportunity to perform and to be recognized. 

Work experience

Aug 2012Present

Euro project writer/ Research Funding Manager

Freelance

  • Collaborated with: From Italy: Centro studi e formazione Villa Montesca, Iter - Innovazione Treziario, Smile and Sida Group; Bulgaria – ProActive Team and ITIC;  UK - Europlan;  Spain- Granaforma; Romania - GEYC, and Omnimind.
  • Developed, implemented and monitored approved projects with all timelines, milestones and deadlines met;
  • Identified needs, issues and elaborated proposal documentation for grant programs and projects including the preparation of the consortium agreements, letters of intent, mandate letters, budget, Logical Framework Matrix, Gantt chart, drafting management part of the progress and  final report, preparation and follow-up of the international coordination meetings, support with the organisation of events and online meetings;
  • Design project proposals under the following EU programmes: Leonardo da vinci LLP project: ESF P.O.R. Lazio ob. 2 competitività regionale e occupazione - 2007-2013; POR Umbria FSE 2007-2013 Obiettivo 2 “Competitività regionale ed occupazione; Sustainable Tourism action - DG Enterprise and Industry; Interreg Romania- Bulgaria call 2015, Social Innovation Prize 2016, Erasmus + K3, Erasmus+ K2 Strategic partnership - Vet, Daphne;  Europe of diversities -  EU Justice and REC programmes, Europe for citizens, Civil protection, Europeaid, Civil protection.
  •  Establishing, developing and managing robust relationships with partner organizations, involving the responsibility for the design and delivery of project communications; Organizing international partner meetings in loco and abroad;
  • Edited pictures and content for website publications. Used infographics to present complex information clearly;  Social Media Marketing Seminar speaker for the  European Federalist Movement Perugia branch;
  • Providing day-to-day support to partners such on how to create a dissemination plan;
  • Experience in CMS and Social Media Content Curator

Key Achievements

Successfully developed a presentation regarding the Erasmus Plus 2015 programme, which reached more than 27.668 + views since November 2014, one on Erasmus+ 2018 reached more than  16459 visits since 6.11.2017 and the last Tips for organizing an EU project partner meeting with 350 views in only 8 days.

Owner of the successful Facebook page EU funding opportunities which received 15.032+ like since November 2012;

Owner of the successful scoop magazine Eu funding opportunities and project management tips which received more than 187. 600 visits since November 2012;

 All the project proposals were considerate eligible and 6 received the grant. I involved the actual employer in more than 6 EU projects with a total budget for this organization higher than 300.000 euro in only one year.

 

Jul 2013Present

Project Manager junior

Umbria Training Center
  • Directly supporting project management activities across a portfolio of EU projects successfully overseeing activities across all phase from initial research, design and planning through to effective project execution
  • Managing an innovative design communication strategy for the project implementation stages to ensure it meets the ever evolving need of the client
  • Working on project - Social innovation and domotics in the rising Silver Economy: new skills in motion NESKIMO 2013-1-IT1-LEO02-03566; PLM LDV project 2012-1-IT1-leo02-02485 -Bio-skills in motion save the world EARTH
  • Accountable for identifying funding opportunities, to facilitate the improvements of the organisations ability to development
  • Playing a key role in the preparation of a range of monthly report and managing the updating and maintaining of the electronic document management system and archives in line with internal protocols
  • Carrying out the comprehensive translation of professional documents from Romanian to Italian and vice versa, ensuring high levels of accuracy while working to time critical deadlines
  • Establishing, developing and managing robust relationships with partner organizations, involving the responsibility for the design and delivery of project communications
  • Undertaking a range of administrative support duties; dealing with enquiries, preparing correspondence, completing finance and general PMO administrative duties
  • Preparing quarterly reimbursement procedures ensuring best fit with both the needs of the organisation and the employee
  • Managing international study visits of the Romanian delegation, ensuring delegates have all they need prior to travel
  • Additionally responsible for organising international study visits from the Romanian delegation

Key Achievements

  • Acted as Subject Matter Expert on social policy and Administrative staff for the POSDRU project; Together for an Inclusive Society
  • Played a lead role in the planning and delivery of the Social Innovation and Domotics in the Rising Silver Economy Project and the Bio-skills in Motion Save the World Project

  

Mar 2014Jul 2014

Trainee

European Commission DG CONNECT
  • Organising the first eHealth inducement prize; completing initial research, defining contest rules, coordinating event delivery and performing post-project evaluation
  • Researching European experts in the fields of food, photonics, food scanning / labeling and inducement prizes
  • Dealing with all aspects of event planning and execution, including venue selection, catering, travel, accommodation, venue set up and the preparation of event materials
  • Undertaking quality evaluations following event delivery, including the analysis and review of feedback reports as well as directly supporting the evaluation panel meetings
  • Helped with the evaluation of the H2020 calls PHC26 and PHC 32; in particular: quality checking evaluators (251 applications); completion of hand written "Draft Evaluation Summary Reports" and "Review Evaluation Summary Reports". Analysed issues that arose during the "Review ESR" phase. Attended evaluation meetings and supported the team with administrative / organisational tasks

Key Achievements

  • Successfully delivering the prize event on time, in budget and to high-quality standards, as well as receiving commendation for leading the quality check and evaluation process
  • Effectively managing the EU eHealth Twitter account and winning the Internal DG Connect Contest for the best thematic Twitter account
Sep 2011Mar 2012

EU PROJECT MANAGER JUNIOR

GRANAFORMA
  • Providing project management support as part of the Lifelong Learning Programme, applying strong linguistic skills to support learning across four languages
  • Drafting two key project proposals; the Multilateral Grundtvig Programme focused on key competencies of immigrants and the KA2 Language Programme to support adults over 45 years of age
  • Creating budgets, work structures and packages, while utilising Goal Oriented Project Planning and PCM methodologies to support project delivery

Key Achievements

  • Creating two high quality project proposals and securing four new partners to the network; subsequently securing recognition from the applicant organisation following strong performance.
Aug 2011Jan 2012

Expert in managing European funds

Cescot Umbria
  • Evaluating national and European funds, programmes and policies, ensuring adherence to all EU standards
  • Drafting proposals and developing partner networks, managing all aspects and phases of the project

Key Achievements

  • Developing two major training projects, including the establishment of a partnership agreement between Cescot, Confesercenti Umbria and six local partners
Jun 2011Aug 2011

Expert in managing European funds

Umbra Dati

Analyzing and monitoring national and European funds, programs and policies; Understanding the logic and the administrative rules underlying the calls; analyzing calls and writing projects; designing, developing and preparing \ project proposals to be submitted as part of funding programs; supporting the creation of networks of reliable partners for the realization of projects; managing, monitoring and optimizing results and reporting of projects; creating and managing (Inc. financially) the projects; organizing study sessions and training on European project funding and on special topics related to national, European or international policies; researching partners for European projectsResults: Participation of Cescot as a partner in two European projects in response to the call published by                 DG Enterprise and Industry

Sep 2010Mar 2011

Trainee as European Project Assistant

Granaforma

Writing the project proposal for two multilateral Grundtvig projects;partner research; building and managing of the partnership in four language; drafting the projects budget; submitting the applications form; WBS and Work package projects drafting; monitoring the European calls; PCM and facilitating three projects using the GOPP methodology; drafting the Logical framework and Problem tree; translating the POSDRU program from Rumanian to Spanish; translating correspondence from Rumanian, Italian to Spanish and vice versa; partner research for Rumanian partner in order to present a project in Romania; building the budget of Granaforma partner for two projects presented in Romania, with POSDRU program; full filing the application form for preparatory visit on behalf of Rumanian partner. Results: Preparatory Grundtvig visit approved for the Rumanian partner; partnership agreement signed between Granaforma and Omnimind, the Rumanian partner, after six months; both projects were considerate eligible, and one of them obtained a good evaluation; compliments from France and Rumanian partners concerning the partnership management

Education

Jul 2017ongoing

Master online in Social Media Marketing

LEN - Learning Education Network, project La Sqcuola di blog, Parma

Project management introduction; Community management; Social media marketing; Persuasive web marketing; Communication plan; Online reputation; Blogging introduction; Customer Relationship Management; Social CRM; Content marketing; Video editing; Key words and SEO; Corporate storytelling; Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin for business; Instagram strategies; Social media marketing for non profit; How to defend the online reputation.

May 2016Feb 2017

Master in Digital Marketing

University of study Niccolò Cussano, Rome (Italy)

Social Media Marketing; SEO; Google Adwords and Facebook Ads; Search Marketing; Mobile Marketing; Onine Advertising; Adwords, Facebook, Email marketing, retargeting, RTB and outbound marketing; E-commerce, Analytics e User Experience; Web Project Management and Digital Business Plan. Thesis: Social Media the new borders of communication: what they are and why it is important to use it.

Oct 2011Dec 2011

Private training course

Stargate consulting & training (Vocational Training)

Main topics: Project management process; management of risk and opportunities; define the deliverable; time and cost management; evaluation and quality of the projects; leadership; negotiation techniques; problem solving; elements of accountability of European projects; monitoring and evaluation of a project founded by EU funds.

May 2011May 2011

Private Master

Euro giovani Centro Studi Europei

Main topics: EU institutions; European funding programs; techniques and methods of writing an application form; how to write a WP; evaluation of the project techniques. Diploma obtained 6 months later, after submission of a European Project

Mar 2010Apr 2011

Public training course funded by ESF

Servizio Europa (Association close relation with Umbria Region)

Main Topics: European programs: 7FP, LLP, CIP, IEE, Europe for Citizens, Culture, Daphne, Jessica, foreign assistance programs: IPA, ENPI, DCI; territorial cooperation instruments; cohesion policy;techniques of community planning; Project Cycle Management; Logical Framework approach; facilitation of groups using the method GOPP ;creation and management of the European Partnership; technical evaluation of projects; Community policies;PAC; study visit to Brussels from 8 June to 12June 2010, addressed issues FP7; the submission and evaluation of projects; PROGRESS Program; cooperation projects; the Treaty of Lisbon; emigration  policy.  Traineeships in Spain, for 6 months as Expert in European Project

Oct 2008Mar 2009

Erasmus Student

University of Malta

Courses attended: Introducing Research Methods in Social Science; Professional Language Skills: Social Work/ Social Administration; Spanish Language Seminar 2;Spanish Language Seminar 3; Spanish Language Seminar 4; Applied Conversation Analysis 1

Skills

Social media content curator

Managing the successful Facebook page EU funding opportunities and project managing tips. Co- Managed the DG CNNECT EU_eHealth Twitter and Facebook account, gained the internal competition for the best thematic account in DG CNNECT.

Accountability

I have experience in base accountability. I had attended also three training courses focus on primary accountability. One in Romania in 1994, 70 hours and other two in Italy. One in 2010 organized by Umana Forma, Perugia 120 hours and one in 2011, organized by ENAIP Perugia, 60 hours. During my whole life I used the accountability to keep my personal budget, and among 1995 -1996 in Romania I kept the basic accountability for an import-export company. In Italy I have helped a friend for 5 months to update the accounts of his transport company during his illness.

Communicate in four European languages

I  speak Romanian, Italian, English and Spanish. I am able to manage the international partner correspondence in these languages.

Microsof Project

 I attended the 100 hour training course and used for managing few EU projects.

Immigration issue

Expert on immigration  issues. Work experience as responsible for emigration  office of Patronato Acli, in  Bastia Umbra and Assisi. Training courses based on inter cultural  mediation, right of immigrants; funding for emigration  association.  Voluntary for NGO emigration association Unione Immigrati in Umbria, branch  Bastia Umbra, and Amnesty International in Malta.  PM focus on immigration projects on behalf on Socialidarity, Social Media Content Curator  of the Facebook page Job, Trabajo&travoux- Lavorare in Italia

Project Planning
EU funding research

High capacity of finding EU funding opportunities for profit and non profit association. See may scoop magazine http://www.scoop.it/t/eu-funds-and-project-management

Certifications

Dec 2012Present

Base Certification in Project Management

Italian Institute of Project Management
May 2007Present

ECDL

Italian Association for Informatics
Jun 2008Present

- International Professional English Certification

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
Nov 2009Present

English Course

International School of Language, Malta
2008Present

English Course

International School of Language, Malta
Aug 2010Present

Spanish training course

Escuela de Idioma Montalban , Granada
20132013

First English Certificate

Cambridge
20082008

English Course

Club Class Residential Language School, Malta

PCM& GOPP tools

PCM and GOPP project facilitation 

Presentation