Katarina Krecheva holds a Master’s Degree in Development and Education Policy from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s Degree in Eastern European Studies from the University of Bologna. She has attanded several trainings in the field of public policy making, harmonization with the law of the European Union and management of the funds of the European Union.
Her previous work experience includes engagements in the civil society sector, international development agencies and public administration (NGOs, UNDP, Ministry of Education and Science).
She is the author of several international and domestic publications in the field of analysis and public policy making. She has participated in evaluation committees for evaluation and selection of projects in the field of education and innovation (O2 Challenge, Junior Achievement, Challenge for young researchers, Social Impact Award, FinHackaton, Balkan Technology Match, Western Balkans Digital Summit, Start-up Camp Pitching Competition and others). As a trainer, she has held several trainings on topics related to public policy making, project preparation, project proposal evaluation, women entrepreneurship and others. As a moderator and / or speaker he has participated in several national and international events (European Innovation Council Roadshow – EC – Skopje; 3rd Forum on Innovation Reshaping Monte Negro: Youth, Innovation, Sustainable Future; The Innovation Community Panel – Digitalks Kosovo; Balkan Technology Match – Skopje; Proof of Concept in South Eastern Europe – JRC – Trieste; Entrepreneurial education in the Republic of Macedonia: problems and challenges – MANU; Workshop on How to successfully facilitate technology transfer and commercialize research results in the Western Balkans ”- Regional Cooperation Council – Split, and others).
Ilinka Deleva is a graduate professor of mathematics at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius – Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Teaching Mathematics.
She has work experience in the field of budget operations and financial sector for 20 years, of which 2.5 years is part of the team of the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development.
She started her career at the Secretariat for European Affairs, where she successfully studied budget work. In this institution she gains vast work experience, encounters many challenges as well as overcoming many problems brought by work.
During her work in the Secretariat for European Affairs, Ilinka Deleva has obtained many certificates and diplomas, attending trainings and study tours including: EU and the functioning of EU institutions, Time frame for preparation of the national program for the adoption of EU law, Business and communication, ethics, basics of administrative, legal and financial operations, written communication and speech culture, IPA Funds, Industrial Development of the PRC, as well as training related to financial statements, treasury operations, etc.
Irena Gjorgievska holds a law degree and a master’s degree in business law from the Faculty of Law, Ss. Cyril and Methodius ”Skopje.
She has more than ten years of experience as a Project Manager and Coordinator for the implementation of projects funded by international development organizations (USAID, EU-IPA Cross-Border Cooperation, GTZ). Within the USAID Macedonian Business Center project, she coordinated a number of SME clients with tasks that included: identifying companies in need of technical assistance; diagnosis and analysis of the problems of domestic companies; coordination of specialized teams in the field of marketing, finance and manufacturing as well as providing technical assistance from foreign consultants and experts.
Her experience includes working as a manager in the private sector, in a company in the field of mechanical industry.
In her career Irena has worked on the preparation and implementation of trainings in the field of company management; program development and implementation and preparation of legal analyzes for the needs of the non-governmental sector in the field of social entrepreneurship and local development, as well as preparation and implementation of competitions and challenges