Maria has extensive consultancy experience. She has undertaken assignments for the EuropeanCommission (DG MOVE, DG Connect, DG Grow), the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, different Agencies of the European Union (INEA, EASME,ERCEA) and others. Before that she was an Advisor to the Chair of REGI Committee at the European Parliament. Maria is a GLG Council Member and former Consultant at the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services in London. She holds a PhD in Political Science(First-Class Honours distinction) from Paris Sorbonne-University (Paris II Pantheon-Assas).