Maria is an Economist, holding a BA from the University of Macedonia and a MSc from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is a member of the Implementation team of Innovation Hive. With her academic foundation in economics, Maria possesses a deep understanding of economic principles and financial issues. Through her professional pathway, she has years of experience in project management, business consulting, and research & development. She is specialised in the coordination and management of cross-border programs of EU law for individuals, enterprises, organizations, and the wider society. Her expertise spans in sectors like Youth, Adult Education, VET, Higher Education, while involves collaborating with stakeholders from various backgrounds.