Lisa Simone de Grunt – Associate, European Affairs

Specialising in sustainable development and environmental topics, Lisa has more than 6 years’ experience in project management. Most recently, she was the Programme Manager at s.Pro – sustainable projects and a Senior Project Manager at the SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth, where she managed many international and interdisciplinary projects and teams with a focus on maritime topics, refined her communication and dissemination skills, and organised a myriad of stakeholder events.

Lisa’s experience includes projects funded through European and global funding mechanisms, such as: Interreg, Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, EC Maritime and Fisheries Fund, EC Assistance Mechanisms, EEA and Norway Grants, BONUS, ERASMUS, Belmont Forum, Future Earth, World Bank, JPI Oceans, UNDP and GEF/UNESCO IOC. Her extensive project portfolio includes projects focused on sustainability, Blue Growth, ocean governance, maritime spatial planning, regional cooperation, climate change, and biodiversity and estuary management.

She has an international Master’s degree in Maritime Spatial Planning, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and an academic background in Social Geography & Spatial Planning as well as Literary Studies. Her expertise extends to project acquisition and management, the organisation of trainings, workshops and conferences, stakeholder engagement and client relations, as well as budgeting and financial administration.

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