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Irina Popescu
Programme Assistant
Irina Popescu is a Programme Assistant at the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme (SPfE). She supports the SPfE team’s work on climate, energy, circular economy, just transition, Green Deal and environmental policies.
Prior to joining the EPC, she gained professional experience as a Research Assistant in a Brussels-based Think Tank specialising on agricultural policy where she monitored policy developments related to the Common Agricultural Policy, Farm to Fork Strategy, Biodiversity Strategy and Green Deal, as well as conceptualising and drawing up a large-scale project focusing on food insecurity and sustainable protein crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.
She holds an MSc in International Development Studies and a BA in Postcolonial Studies and Human Geography.


Sustainable Prosperity for Europe


Areas of expertise

Climate, energy, circular economy, just transition, Green Deal and environmental policies

Current positions


MSc International Development Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Field Research at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
BA Postcolonial Studies and Human Geography, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany


German, Romanian, English, French, Spanish (basic) and Italian (basic)


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