Cristina Barna

Edited on 20/08/2023

Cristina Barna

  • Romania

  • Romanian, English
Cristina Barna
Availability :
Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Social Innovation
    > Education
    > Local economy



SOCIAL INNOVATION (Social Economy, Social Enterprises, Work Integration Social Enterprise, Social Inclusion, Community-led local development based on social economy, Socially Responsible Public Procurement, etc.). Delivering training in Social Entrepreneurship and Management of Social Enterprises, consultancy for social enterprises startups, research on various social economy topics, involved in projects related to local strategies based on social economy. From 2012 to 2014 - a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Social Business, and since 2013 -  a member of the International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social, and Cooperative Economy.

EDUCATION (higher education, adult learning, lifelong learning programs, Erasmus+ projects, etc.).  Academic experience since 1998, delivering Master's and Bachelor's courses on various topics from Business Economics and Social Sciences. Certified Trainer. Since 2015 -  a Eurydice Expert at National Unit, working on National Education System and various European comparative reports.

LOCAL ECONOMY (entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, SMEs, job and skills, local development strategies,  financial inclusion, etc.). Working in entrepreneurship since 2010, actively involved in many projects as a trainer, consultant & mentor for startups, and researcher on various entrepreneurship topics.Involved in projects related to local development strategies based on social economy or in small communities.