Pavlos Kollias

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Team Leader

Pavlos Kollias is a senior Economist with extensive, multi-sectoral professional experience of over 35 years in programming, strategic planning, programme- and project formulation and management and in coordinating multi-disciplinary, multinational teams in the context of various capacity building programmes/projects in the areas of Regional and Local Economic Development, Cross-Border/Transnational & Interregional Cooperation, Public Administration Reform, Organisational & Human Resources Development, Employment/Labour Market and Social policies, Vocational Education & Training, Business- and SME Development.

Working internationally in the last 23+ years as Team Leader/Senior Expert in the context of a large number of EU funded (PHARE, ISPA, SAPARD, CARDS, IPA, European Neighbourhood Instrument, NDICI) projects in 14 EU candidate or associated countries in Central & Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Neighbourhood/EaP Region; Additional experience as Institutional Management Specialist for the World Bank in the Middle East:

An extensive international consulting career committed to assessing and improving governance structures at central, regional and local levels, supporting the formulation of National and Sectoral Programmes and designing National and Sectoral/Regional Development strategies and policies, providing technical assistance and institutional capacity building support to the public administration, Central Ministries and Sectoral/Regional Agencies performing functions entrusted to Managing, Paying Authorities and/or Intermediate Bodies in EU pre-accession countries and/or supporting them during the post-accession stages, assisting the Governments of associated countries of the EU Neighbourhood in implementing their EU Association Agreements for strengthening their administrative capacities, designing/managing the partnership building process, drafting/implementing the National Development Strategies and Programmes, Regional Development Plans and Sectoral/Regional Operational Programmes, integrating the national sectoral/regional strategic priorities with the regions’ own policy objectives, utilising their endogenous potential and comparative advantages to enhance regional and local competitiveness, and developing their respective project pipelines.