From 2015 to 2021, Maria was Engagement and Programme Manager at FEPS. She was responsible for designing and leading the foundation’s engagement programme with key European partners, as well as coordinating its flagship annual high-level conference Call to Europe and the youth lighthouse initiative Millennials and Gen Z Dialogue on Europe. Maria divided her work between managing FEPS’s relationship with strategic partners and sister organisations and representing FEPS externally with a view to reinforcing the foundations representation and views. Prior to joining FEPS, Maria engaged in a diverse range of EU affairs work experiences, having worked for two S&D members of the European Parliament, the Financial Times (Mergemarket Group) and Vodafone. Since 2021, she is a Political Advisor at PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions.

Maria holds a Law Degree by the University of Lisbon, a post-graduation in European Legal Practice by Leibniz Universität Hannover, a Master of Arts in European Political and Governance Studies at the College of Europe and a Executive Master in Management at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

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What is the European Dream?


The State of Populism in Europe 2018

a yearly report by FEPS and Policy Solutions on the populist trends in Europe

Progressive Answers to Populism

Why Europeans vote for populist parties and how Progressives should respond to this challenge
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Progressive Pod on Romania Elections

In a podcast interview, Dan Luca, Senior Director of EURACTIV Media, iscoming back to the complex political situation in Romania.

Portugal’s left wing coalition shows the way forward for Progressives

Breaking away from austerity is feasible and progressive policies are conducive to economic growth.
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Málaga, Spain

Champions of progress: Progressives go the extra mile for Social Europe!

PES Congress side event
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#68 FEPS Talks ‘The generational impact of the coronavirus pandemic’

#56 FEPS Talks ‘Vote at 16, would it reinforce the inclusion of young people in the democratic processes?’

#29 FEPS Talks ‘Future of Europe: Bigger challenges call for greater political ambition’

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