Dr Iwona Karwot

Senior Lecturer
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Fields of Specialisation:

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); regional development; institutional building; pre-accession funds

CV in English

Dr Iwona Karwot (PL) joined EIPA’s Antenna in Barcelona – the European Centre for the Regions – on 1 October 2008 as a Lecturer. Following her MA in Political Science and European Institutions and a PhD in Regional Policy and International Relations (“Regional Policy of the EU in the perspective of the enlargement. Consequences for Poland”), she has also gained extensive practical knowledge in her field.
Since 1999, she has been involved in the preparation process for Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund in Poland at central and regional level, as well as in its implementation in the post-accession period as a manager and trainer within the framework of five institutional building projects (Special Preparatory Programme – Phare SPP I and II, and regional twinnings). She has also worked in Poland and abroad as a national and EU expert on EU regional policy.
Before joining the team in Barcelona, she worked for almost two years with GFA Consulting Group GmbH in Hamburg (DE), where she organised and lead short-term missions and workshops for the Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia departments on regional development (Moldova, Serbia, Croatia, etc.).
For the last six years, she worked as an Associate Senior Lecturer of Postgraduate Studies in European Union Funds at the Faculty of Law and Administration in the University of Łódź and the Catholic University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, in Warsaw (PL), and as a Cooperating Lecturer for the Academy of Human and Economic Science in Zamość (PL) and The Strasburg Center for European Studies.