DIRECTOR : Marie CLOTTEAU
Marie joined Euromontana in October 2013 to work on DANTE and MOG projects. She studied European affairs and political sciences at Sciences Po Bordeaux, France. During her studies, she completed one internship at the European Parliament and another one at the SGAE (French General Secretariat for European Affairs). She gained a good knowledge of EU funding and projects thanks to her experience at the European Training Centre in Paris, where she worked on regional policy during 3 years and thanks to the daily management of Research Health projects at Inserm Transfert during 2 years. She speaks French, English and has some knowledge of German and Italian
skype name: marie.euromontana
Coordinator of Economic Development in Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality: Lars HUSTVEIT
Lars is usually coordinator of Economic Development in Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality, West Norway. His main responsibility back home is linked to economic development programmes and knowledge-/innovation policies.
From April until mid-December 2016 he will work half time for Euromontana and be based in Brussels at the Euromontana office.
Lars will work on an Interreg Europe initiative on innovation, he will focus on developing links with R&D networks based in Brussels and rural policy lobbying activity. Smart Regions (and “Smart Specialisation”) is an interesting theme for his home county and surely also for Euromontana members. Euromontana’ European Mountain Convention on climate change is an opportunity to look at the same time at tackling problems and also possibillities for innovations.
Cell phone: +32 485 562 321 or +47 415 30 972
POLICY OFFICER: Damiana MAIZ
Damiana joined Euromontana in April 2013. She finished her studies in Technical Engineering in Agriculture at the Public University of Navarra just one month before her incorporation to Euromontana with the presentation of her final thesis in soil science “Influence of the implementation of irrigation on different tillage systems in the properties of a semiarid soil of Navarra”. During her studies she spent one academic year in Maribor (Slovenia), as an Erasmus student of the University of Maribor. From September 2012 she is a student of the bachelor in Environmental Sciences at the UNED. She speaks Basque, Spanish and English and has some notions of French and Slovenian.
MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS OFFICER: Alice Dos Santos
Alice joined Euromontana in July 2015 to work on Mountain Products. She is currently in her second year of Master in Development and Rural Innovation at Wageningen University (the Netherlands). Coming from the French Alpine mountains, her areas of interest are novel processes of organization and innovations within rural communities. During her studies in France and in the Netherlands, she gained knowledge on agroecology and on the design of sustainable value chains. As part of internships, she worked for several organisations involved in rural development at international level in UK, Peru and in the Netherlands. She speaks French, English, Spanish and she is learning Portuguese and German.
MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS AND FORESTRY OFFICER: Sarah WHITAKER
Sarah joined Euromontana in June 2016 to work on mountain products and forestry. She is a graduate student in Anthropology at Emory University in the USA. She is interested in perceptions of climate change among farmers in the Italian Alps. She studied Biology and History for her undergraduate degree. She speaks English and Italian, some Spanish, and is learning French.
e-mail: Sarah Whitaker
PROJECT OFFICER: Lauren MOSDALE
Lauren joined Euromontana in July 2016 to work on Horizon 2020 projects SIMRA and PEGASUS. She has a degree in agriculture science from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure of Toulouse and has previously worked for the French Ministry of the Environment. Originally from Grenoble, she loves mountains and is otherwise interested in the impacts of climate change, in the energy transition and in sustainable development in general. She speaks English, French and a little bit of Spanish.
e-mail : Lauren Mosdale