Working Group on the Environment
Ana Maria Andrei
Ana is currently pursuing my second year of master in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy at Sorbonne University of Abu Dhabi, following a concentration in International Security and Defence. Previously, she has completed two bachelor degrees in Romania, one in Economics from Bucharest University of Economic Studies and another one in International Relations and European Studies from University of Bucharest. During her studies, she has researched the problem of corruption, writing her dissertation on “The role of international organizations in combating European corruption” and have gained in depth knowledge of international regulations and international organizations during her research based internship at a legal consulting office in Bucharest. She has dealt with regional issues (i.e. illicit trade in the Balkans, bribery in the Middle East), researched such subjects, made SWOT analysis and consulted a variety of documents issued by the UN, OECD and the EU as supports to her research papers.
Apart from this, she has a keen interest in sustainability as well as EU’s policies and long term achievements in this regard. She is particularly interested in sustainable aviation fuels and the recent developments on alternative fuels. On a personal end, she enjoys the Arabic culture and language, engaging in EU simulation forums and personal development readings.
Anna Cosp Garcia
Anna is currently doing an internship at Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe) in Brussels, Belgium. She is from Barcelona and is on her fourth and last year of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with specialization in Foreign Policy and the European Union. She is also highly interested in Sub-Saharan Africa. She would define herself as a language enthusiast who is currently trying to learn Arabic.
When she was 15 she moved to study in Ireland for a year and that is when she discovered her interest in international relations, and more specifically, environmental issues. She would like to devote her future of her career fighting environmental issues. Therefore, she tries to make small contributions in order to make the world a better place.
Barbara is a law graduate from the university of Aix-Marseille with a major on international and European law. She experienced a five-months exchange at the University of Vienna to study international and European law and discover another European city. Then she completed her training with a master’s in law and management of energy and sustainable development, from the University of Strasbourg. Her experience as volunteer in a European environmental NGO, Surfrider Foundation, convinced her to devote her studies and future jobs on environmental and energy matters. She did her end-of-studies traineeship at the European Investment Bank, Energy department, where she was working on the new Energy lending policy and on National Energy and Climate Plans. She is currently doing another internship as business developer in a private company developing renewable energy in Europe, where she also provides legal support. Barbara is interested in European energy issues, which is a hot topic, rising governance, environmental and social challenges. In her free time, she likes swimming, travelling and hanging out with friends.
Elena is a Graduate student of Environmental Policy at Sciences Po Paris. She holds a Bachelor in Economics and International Relations from the University of Sussex. She is currently doing an internship at the Environment Directorate of the OECD, working on policy options to mitigate microplastics pollution. Elena has a keen interest in sustainability issues, and in particular in policies to implement circular economy business models, issues related to energy and decarbonisation, and water governance.
Italian national, she speaks English and French. She also studies Arabic and has some knowledge of Hindi. In her free time, she enjoys exploring cities on foot or cycling.
Theodoros is a fourth year medical student at the University of Crete (Heraklion, Greece). He was awarded this year’s Model Greek Parliament Democracy Award(Committee on the Environment,Trade and Consumer Policy) and he has contributed to the writing of several articles in scientific medical journals and two medical books.He has participated in several scientific conferences and events as an organizer or presenter and he currently serves as Content Editor in NovelMeds,a health science magazine journal focusing on Sustainable Health.Having participated in European and International Events and Conferences he has been exposed to EU environmental policy and issues.Finally,as a member of the EST Working Group on the Environment his research focuses on reducing medical waste and creating a healthy Workplace Environment for employees.