• Daniella Huszár

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

    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:
    >Culture

    >Social Innovation

     

    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Sustaining stakeholder engagement and translating strategies into actions

     

  • Sylwia Widzisz-Pronobis

    I have been designing public space and public facilities for over 15 years, and I conduct workshops, trainings and community consultations on spatial solutions, revitalisation activities and public participation in design. I have experience in the implementation of social projects within a number of non-governmental organisations. I derive great satisfaction from working in a multidisciplinary group.

    I use the Design Thinking method in my work by testing various tools and techniques to facilitate the involvement of city dwellers in the design of spatial solutions. I explore methods to involve city dwellers and space users in architectural and urban design.

    I work with city councils as an expert on revitalisation, participation and socially engaged spatial planning. I am looking for design solutions that focus on people and their needs while respecting the existing and natural environment (nature-based design). I am currently working at the Silesian University of Technology and am involved in research projects in the field of Healthy and Climate Resilient City. I am a mentor in international and youth projects, where I can share my knowledge with young people who want to change their environment.

    I am willing to be involved in activities where residents can, with a little expert support, undertake changes to their environment themselves. I see my role in motivational, specialist and educational activities that support the creation of local community resources in the context of resilience building.

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    sylwid@gmail.com

    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:
    > Urban Design

     

     

     

  • Roberto CARELLA

    Roberto Carella currently provides specialised support at Health Department of Apulia Region focusing on "One Health" as a catalyst for sustainable development according to SDGs. His focus is on critical issues such as health, environment, circular economy, innovation, transport and urban mobility, as well as nature conservation and climate change. 

    He is also a project management consultant at MT-Europe where he emphasizes the potential of tourism as a tool for economic diversification, the protection of natural and cultural heritage, and the engagement of local communities in the transition journey especially in the fields of smart cities, smart territories, smart islands, focusing on clean energy and waste-to-energy.

    He holds his degree in Economics at University of Bari and an eBusiness PhD at eBMS ISUFI University of Salento, with a focus on Knowledge Management. Furthermore he is a public policy expert and university lecturer in management and sustainability, having collaborated with the University of Bari, (Taranto Campus),University of Malta, European Commission, Ashoka, Regional governments and think tanks.He is involved in creating tailored support programs for entrepreneurs, nurturing start-ups in clean-tech sectors, and collaborating with business incubators. Moreover his consultative role in various institutional bodies has garnered him a reputation for efficacious stakeholder engagement and strategic vision in facilitating a Just Transition to a greener, more equitable economy.

    He also supports the preparation of territorial plans, particularly related to capacity-building, empowering local governments, organizations, and communities to actively participate in the Just Transition Process.

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    robertocarella@gmail.com

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

     

    Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies

  • Pablo Muñoz Unceta

    Pablo Muñoz Unceta is an architect specialized in urbanism, with professional experience in Latin America and Europe. He has lived and worked in Lima, Rotterdam, and Barcelona. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from UPM University (Spain) and a MSc graduate Cum Laude in the European Post-Master of Urbanism at TU Delft (The Netherlands). He leads the Barcelona branch of Paisaje Transversal, a company supporting local governments in Sustainable Urban Development that has been URBACT Spanish national point between 2017 and 2023. He also develops research on urban studies as Strategic Advisor on Productive Cities for Fab Lab Barcelona, where he has collaborated in EU research projects such as Reflow or CENTRINNO.

    Pablo works at the intersection of strategic planning, spatial analysis, collaborative governance, and urban policy, on topics such as housing, climate change adaptation, and circular economy. He has developed his professional practice in private companies and public institutions, such as the Municipality of Lima, CESAL, the World Bank, TU Delft, ecosistema urbano, delta metropool, Paisaje Transversal or the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory. During the last 7 years he has been involved in research projects and published different articles with the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, TU Delft University, and Wageningen University & Research. He currently lectures at the Master of City and Technology in the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and has also lectured and given presentations in several universities and institutions, such as the PUCP University in Lima (Peru), or the IBA Research Lab in Vienna (Austria).

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    pablo@paisajetransversal.org

    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:
    [Circular economy, Housing, Strategic urban planning]

     

    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
    > Sustaining stakeholder engagement and translating strategies into actions

  • Dr Stavros K. Parlalis

    I am social worker, having obtained a first degree in Social Work, Masters in Policy Studies and PhD in Social Work. I have >15 years of professional experience in the area of social work, working with people with disabilities and other groups of vulnerable people (e.g. migrants, refugees, homeliness), environmental and entrepreneurial projects with social impact, enabling the empowerment of local communities. I have experience in the position of Project Manager gained in several funded European (Erasmus+, LIFE, etc.) with proven experience in project and policy design, planning, management and monitoring.
     
    In addition, I have experience in a) organising, leading and motivating colleagues and external partners for cooperating in joint projects, b) facilitating training workshops for various interested groups (e.g. social workers, minor offenders, journalists, unemployed persons), c) cooperating with various stakeholders (e.g. Local Authorities, NGOs, Cooperatives), d) being able to build networks with many different parties (e.g. Public Bodies, Research Centres, Consulting Agencies) and e) designing tailored-made training for NGOs and Local Authorities.
     
    Thematic specialization in projects in the field of social sciences, social work, social care, disability, entrepreneurial and environmental projects.

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    stavros.parlalis@gmail.com

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

     

    Thematic expertise:
    > Equality, diversity and inclusion

     

     

  • Dr. Stephan Treuke

    Since 2020, I am working at Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband, Germany's largest water board, as Project Director of Emscherland, of the International Garden Exposition 2027 and of Emscher 2020. Professional experiences range from integral project coordination to the development of climate change adaptation strategies, the designing of public participation processes and the organization of (international) events. 

    I am specialised in working on large scale green infrastructure programs, regional master planning and climate change adaptation in the city. As a lecturer at the Department of Spatial Planning, Technical University of Dortmund and at the Department of Geosciences, Ruhr University Bochum, I enjoy teaching a new generation of (international) city planners the possibilities of large scale green megaprojects. I further work as a counselor for international cooperations in both European and non-European countries with the focus on integral water management solutions and on transformative governance within public administration.

    I hold a Master's Degree in Geography, French, Spanish and Portuguese and a PhD in Social Science. With more than 9 years experience in teaching at the university, I have a proven track record in research and development related to social inequalities, urban planning, strategic masterplan designing, public space and landscape creation across Germany and abroad.

    My mission is to engage in a deeper dialogue with highly engaged program partners from different regions and countries in Europe in order to discuss sustainable solutions to city planning under the scope of climate change. I am fully devoted to capacity building and I love to bring together different cultures, perspectives and planning approaches within the overall process of project management.  

     

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    Treuke.Stephan@eglv.de

    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:
    > Climate adaptation

     

     

  • Aidan Cerar

    Aidan is very well experienced in participation process design, management and implementation.

    Aidan has often applied participation methods to different contexts, from on street placemaking to design of the strategic documents. Most of his activities in terms of participation were related to mobility – diminishing the place for cars and supplying people with more places they can use, identify with and cocreate.

    Aidan was involved in preparation of placemaking mechanism Zunaj, established in the City of Ljubljana: https://ipop.si/en/2020/03/13/zunaj-are-small-local-actions/

    Aidan was in charge of the design and implementation of participation process for the design of Sustainable urban mobility plan of the City of Ljubljana.

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    aidan.cerar@ipop.si

    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:
    [Participative governance, Urban design]

     

    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
    > Sustaining stakeholder engagement and translating strategies into actions"

  • MARTA ZAFON HERNANDEZ

    In love with European programmes. A firm believer in the power of policy and action creation through them, in the capacity of programmes to create bridges between different public and private entities and in the potential for personal and professional growth that working cooperatively between partners from different parts of the world has.

    In addition to attracting and managing European programmes and funds, I am dedicated to finding ways to finance the public policies that we want to promote from the council, and to advise the business community of the municipality so that they can take advantage of the great opportunity that European funds represent.

    I have also worked on the localisation and implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the municipality of Benetússer: carrying out phases 1, 2 and 3 for the Town Council; as well as in other projects such as the organisation of the European Mobility Week, the first steps for the promotion of a CEL, the application and management of the second PERTE call for the digitalisation of the water cycle, among others.

    Previously I have been a teacher for over 12 years in an IB school, as well as coordinator of the English and Technology departments.

    Education:
    - Degree in Sociology.
    - Master's Degree in Secondary School Teaching.

    Soft skills: risk taker, communicator, open-minded, team player, caring, reflective, problem solver. I enjoy learning new things, contact with people and finding the social side of my daily work. I have always been driven by the idea of creating a better place to live, either through education or the study of society.
     

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    eu.zeta.marta@gmail.com

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

     

    The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities

  • Hyekyung Imottesjo

    My background is in architecture with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and working experience as an architect/ creative director in Tokyo, Japan. I moved back to Sweden to pursue my research career and gained my PhD in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. My research, during the PhD and postdoctoral period, focused on different urban systems as catalysts for resilience in urban built environments from the perspectives of complex adaptive system theory. I am particularly interested in the diversity of urban agents - both living and artificial - and the diverse interactions between the agents that co-create adaptable and resilient urban futures.
     
    I have also developed multiple digital tools and platforms for urban co-creation integrating immersive visualisation technologies and gamification, including Virtual Reality and on-site 1:1 scale Mobile Augmented Reality. Enabling non-experts to communicate their urban spatial vision, and providing a better perception of yet unbuilt spatial design allow knowledgeable contribution of diverse stakeholders during urban co-creation. I have a particular interest in overcoming the challenges of such visualisation both technically; i,e., perception of scale in virtual environments, localizing the virtual objects and socially; i.e., digital illiteracy, and the reluctance to use innovative technologies.  In my research on developing multiple tools, I have discovered that tools are only the means of co-creation, and true co-creation happens when people come together and create dialogues while using the tools.
     
    Currently, I am engaged in innovation ecosystems and co-founded CitySync Solutions AB contributing to knowledge transfer
    and urban co-creation for climate and social resilience in addition to research collaborations with diverse EU consortia.

    Hyekyung Imottesjo
    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    hki@citysyncsolutions.se

    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:
    > Digital transformation

     

    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Securing funding and resourcing
    > Sustaining stakeholder engagement and translating strategies into actions