Kalina Georgiades

Kalina Georgiades is the Project Manager of the KIOS Center of Excellence and manages the EU funded projects being delivered at the Center. This includes the flagship project recently awarded to the Center – Teaming. She also works to support several aspects of the overall management and coordination of the Centre’s development priorities, including partnership development, funding, communication, and publicity. Kalina is a European Funds specialist and programme manager with over 20 years’ experience of working in the public sectors in the UK and Cyprus. She has project management expertise in research and innovation projects (e.g. Horizon 2020, ERC, FP7 etc) as well as an excellent track record in securing and managing project including regional development projects (e.g ERDF). Kalina has worked at both strategic policy and operational levels in EU funding, contributing to programme development, building sustainable multi agency partnerships and project consortiums, coordinating and preparing EU funding proposals and coordinating/managing projects. She has also coordinated contributions to policy formation on aspects related to regeneration and socio-economic development at EU, national and regional levels. She has also worked with a number of government departments in Cyprus providing expert support and coordinating aspects of proposal development and project management. She has also steered and directed strategic approaches in relation to government and European funding priorities. In the UK, Kalina managed and trained a team of project officers working on externally funded project and set up relevant management systems and procedures within KIOS and within other organizations. Kalina has been an expert evaluator for the European Commission and an ad-hoc advisor for government in relation to EU funds. Kalina has a Masters in European Studies from K.U Leuven, Belgium and a BA in Politics and European Studies. She is also a certified train the trainer and has delivered dedicated courses on securing and managing EU funds.