Maria Rita is the EU Partnership Coordinator (a.i) at Plan International EU Office. She supports the implementation of EU Office’s funding strategy. She is the focal point for the internal coordination mechanism for DEVCO funding, and she also supports the coordination for ECHO funding opportunities. She supports the management of the Plan International databases on the status of EU applications and successful proposals. Maria Rita is also supporting NOs and COs applying for and implementing EU grants, by providing capacity building and by reviewing project proposals. She is also in charge of the monthly EU Partnership internal newsletter.
Maria Rita holds a BSc in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, and an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining Plan International, Maria Rita worked as a Blue Book Trainee at DG ECHO in the Policy Coordination, International and Multilateral Relations, Legal Affairs Unit.