Marianna Demosthenous
​Marianna Demosthenous is working as a full-time EU Project Manager at GrantXpert Consulting since January 2022. She is currently working as a Project Manager and researcher on 7 projects funded by the Erasmus+ programme, under Key Action 2- Cooperation Partnerships in Vocational Education and Training and Key Action 2 - Cooperation Partnerships in Adult Education. 

Marianna holds a degree in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies from the University of Cyprus and an MA degree in Inclusive Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has over 10 years of experience in the management of EU funded projects, gained from her employment initially in an NGO, and then in the public and private sector. Specifically, Marianna has worked as manager of projects funded by the Youth in Action Programme (2011-2014), the Erasmus+ programme - under Key Action 1 and Key Action 2, the RESTART 2016-2020 programmes, the IMCAP programme of the European Union, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, as well as a Project Manager in the framework of contracts under government projects, funded by the Structural Funds. 

Marianna is also an experienced proposal writer in the framework of the abovementioned programmes and has a multidisciplinary background in thematic areas such as digital transformation; agricultural entrepreneurship; smart growth; Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and media literacy; youth policies and participation in democratic life; inclusion and diversity; migrants and refugees’ integration and awareness-raising on EU policies and priorities.