Elina Spiliotakopoulou
Elina Spiliotakopoulou is a member of GrantXpert team for the past 5 years, currently working as a Senior EU Project Manager and Head of the Project Management Unit. Elina has hands-on experience managing different types of large-scale projects for the funding programmes Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, Interreg and national funded schemes. Elina is also managing (on behalf of GrantXpert – the Fund Operator–) the Civil Society Programme and the Active Citizens Fund in Cyprus, both established by the EEA and Norway Grants. In addition, Elina is providing guidance to younger EU Project Managers and monitors their work and quality of deliverables.

After completing her BA in Economic Studies, she received her MSc in Science/Technology Policy & Management from Manchester Business School (MBS). Upon completion of her studies, she participated in two of the MBS’s projects as a research assistant and then she moved back to her home country, Greece. Elina worked for several years at a multi-disciplinary firm in Athens, as a Project Manager specialising in managing national and European cross-border projects. Effective, flexible, with critical decision-making initiatives, Elina considers challenges as an opportunity to apply her aptitude for providing solutions to complex problems. 

Elina has 15 years of experience in: 
  • Administrative and financial Management of European and national funded programmes. 
  • Assessment of co-financed infrastructure projects (on behalf of the European Commission - Directorate General for Regional Policy). 
  • Planning and execution of projects to help organisations improve processes, develop new products, build structures, or complete other initiatives. 
  • Cost-Benefit studies.
  • Preparation of proposals for European and national funded programmes.