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Christine Hamza

Has 20 years of experience in EU cohesion and innovation policy, regional development, city planning, climate change and energy efficiency. She is also the expert for the planning and management of large scale development projects

During her career Christine has worked with ministries, regional authorities, the European Commission (DG REGIO, DG RESEARCH, DG EMPL, DG AGRI and DG MARE) and the European Parliament. Working with different types of authorities lead to her experience in addressing regional and local development projects from the policy side as well as from the development side.

She has conducted feasibility studies for several location and real estate projects in CEE and written several assessment studies about the impact of cohesion and innovation policy of the European Union in its member states.

Christine has profound experience in programming, monitoring and evaluation of EU funding programmes. She was involved in the programme preparation 1999-2006, 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 and is currently involved in the preparation of the programming period 2021-2028.

Christine earned a degree as a landscape ecologist in 1996 and another in economics (MBA) in 2004. Native in German and fluent in English and Spanish she also commands basic French. She has launched M&E Factory 2015 together with Angelos Sanopoulos.

Angelos Sanopoulos

Has over 15 years of experience in EU-funded programmes. He is the expert for technical assistance in the programming cycle, strategic environmental assessment and proposal evaluation in a broad array of thematic fields.

Through his activities for ministries and universities Angelos offers hands-on experience in quantitative and qualitative data research, policy formulation, operational planning, monitoring, impact analysis and evaluation for all EU structural funds.

He has worked on numerous evaluation projects and research studies for the European Commission including DG AGRI, REGIO and EMPL. Also for the Evaluation Heldpesk of DG AGRI, the Monitoring and Evaluation Support Unit of DG MARE and as a lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology.

Angelos finished university with a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning, one in Geo-Information Systems and Sciences and another one in Environmental Planning. Fluent in English, German and Greek he also commands basic Bulgarian, Italian and Spanish.

He has launched M&E Factory 2015 together with Christine Hamza.

ANDREAS RESCH

Andreas has been an evaluator of EU Structural Fund programs for over 20 years and has many years of experience as a manager of complex INTERREG projects.

Recent work in cross-border cooperation includes programming the Transnational Danube Region Program 2014-2020 and programming the cross-border cooperation program Slovakia-Austria 2014-2020. Since the beginning of 2016, he has been an expert in the “AGROPOL pilot project”, which is about developing a European model region for cross-border agriculture. Andreas Resch was project manager for the programming of the IWB program Vienna 2014-2020 (ERDF) and was significantly involved in the development of the partnership agreement for Austria for the 2014-2020 program period – STRAT.AT.

He is currently team leader in the evaluation of the INTERREG DE-CZ program. Since 2012 he has been giving a lecture on “System analysis and simulation in site and project evaluation” at the Vienna University of Technology, Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy.

Andreas earned a degree as a landscape ecologist in 1992. Native in German and fluent in English.

Elona Goma

Elona Goma has been actively involved in the implementation and evaluation of national and international projects focused on local and regional development, entrepreneurship, development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and smart specialization strategies. Elona has worked with different national, international and EU institutions in Albania, Mexico, Spain and currently in Vienna, Austria.
She has hands-on experience and expertise in planning, managing, implementing and evaluating various EU projects and programmes including cross-border and transnational cooperation programmes such as Interreg IPA CBC and ADRION programmes, among others.
Before moving to Vienna, she also worked as an adjunct professor and was a member of two national evaluation committees that assessed business applications for Innovation and Competitiveness funds in Albania, aiming at providing financial and technical support to businesses and boosting the competitiveness of the economy.
Elona Goma has participated in many international events and conferences focused on territorial development, entrepreneurship and innovation in Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Spain, Mexico, etc.
She holds two Master’s degrees in Competitiveness and Innovation and in Auditing and Accounting. She is native in Albanian, fluent in English and Spanish and has a good knowledge of Italian, French and German.