Manuel González Evangelista

Project Manager in European Affairs.

Manuel González Evangelista es licenciado en Ciencias Políticas y Sociología y posee el título de Master en Derecho y Economía de la Unión Europea por el Colegio de Europa en Brujas (promoción 2004/05).
Manuel comenzó su experiencia profesional en el mundo de la consultoría, desarrollando proyectos a nivel europeo. En 2006, accedió como técnico de proyectos en la Dirección General de Proyectos Europeos de la Generalitat Valenciana. Entre 2013 y 2016, Manuel fue coordinador de la Oficina Regional de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas, participando activamente en la búsqueda de socios y la creación de consorcios para entidades valencianas.
En 2016 Manuel se trasladó a Alicante, donde trabajó como consultor para la Agencia Europea de Propiedad Intelectual. En mayo de 2017, Manuel entró a formar parte del programa Interact, un consorcio europeo participado por la Universitat de Valencia, encargado de coordinar, facilitar el intercambio de buenas prácticas y la creación de sinergias entre los programas Interreg.

Experiencia profesional

Expert in INTERREG programme management and capitalization
Interact Programme
Abr. de 2017 – actualidad
Valencia Area, Spain
I am currently employed by the University of Valencia as member of the INTERACT Office Valencia, responsible for supporting exchange across the INTERREG programmes and relevant stakeholders in their thematic capitalization processes and in the identification and use of innovative tools for cooperation.

Consultant Senior
Feb. de 2016 – abr. de 2017
Specialised consultancy work in the area of the Legislative Reform within the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, providing advice and support in the preparation, definition and implementation of projects dealing with the reform of the European Union Trade Marks.
My duties included analytical and advisory tasks: drawing up analyses, and information on policies relevant to implementation of the Legislative Reform at Office level, monitoring of the quality, accuracy and timeliness of operations, and liaising with internal units ensuring the delivery of results.
I was in charge of developing, planning, implementing and following up on programmes and action plans, assisting with work on reporting activities, liaison with experts, preparing statements, presentations, briefs and analysis documents.

Coordinator of the Regional Representation of Valencia in Brussels
Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea
Sept. de 2013 – ene. de 2016
Brussels, Belgium
For a period of over 2 years I held the position of Coordinator of the Regional Representation of Valencia in Brussels, which involved the promotion of policies of interest to the Valencia Region, nurturing relationships with EU Institutions and regional partners, participating actively in public debates and large-scale presentations, establishing a strategy for defending the regional interests and establishing enhanced dialogues with different stakeholders and networks in Brussels in order to generate trust, awareness and interest in engaging entities (Public Authorities, Research Institutes, Universities) from the Valencia Region in projects and funding opportunities at European level (Climate KIC, EEN, H2020).
My duties included planning and coordinating the work of a team of 10 people, dealing with institutional affairs in Brussels and Valencia, representing the interests of the Regional Government towards different EU Institutions (Parliament, EU Commission and Committee of Regions), enhancing cooperation and fostering relations with Networks of Regions and Permanent Representations, working directly with MEPs and opinion-makers to increase the profile of the Region.

Deputy Head of Unit – European Structural Funds
ACE International Consultants an AECOM company
Nov. de 2012 – feb. de 2013
Short-term position in consultancy firm. I was in charge of charge of business development of EU-funded projects and enhancing the portfolio in the area of European Projects financed under ESF and ERDF in Poland, Czech Republic and Croatia. My tasks included developing European consortia and submitting successful funding applications, and ensuring the overall project management of approved projects co-financed by the European Commission.

Advisor in EU programmes
Generalitat Valenciana
Abr. de 2006 – oct. de 2012
Valencia y alrededores, España
For over six years I have worked within the Regional Government of Valencia as Project Advisor of EU programmes, with responsibility of ensuring a successful implementation of the entire life-cycle of territorial cooperation projects: from assisting partners in the generation, application, assessment, administrative and financial management, to implementation and monitoring of the progress of strategic projects at different stages, establishing regular communication with project partners, National and Regional Ministries, the Committee of Regions and DG Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission.
In this position I have gained deep knowledge and understanding of Territorial Cooperation Programmes and projects, including management challenges, as well as Extensive knowledge and understanding of EU Regional Policy and regulations, knowledge transfer processes and systems.
These activities were carried out as part of a large multidisciplinary team with the Programme Secretariat and Info Points in Europe, travelling frequently to participate in numerous conferences and seminars across the entire EU. In this period, I have participated as facilitator, trainer or speaker in over 50 events in different languages (English, Spanish, Italian), showing strong intercultural communication. The geographical scope of activities had a special focus on the south of Europe.
I actively participated in planning and coordinating events such as seminars, conferences, hearings and other public relations events, finding venues for external events and developing relations with external participants.

Sept. de 2005 – mar. de 2006
UbicaciónMadrid y alrededores, España
For a period of 6 months I worked as consultant for ECORYS providing support in the mid-term evaluation of the INTERREG SUDOE and MAC programmes, and in the elaboration of studies for the INTERACT Office in Valencia. In addition, I produced reports and consultancy documents for clients on funding opportunities, drafted applications for call for proposals of EU programmes (IEE, LIFE, etc…) , and collaborated in the implementation of approved projects financed with European Funds.

Foreign Trade and Investment Officer. Embassy of Spain in Russia
Oct. de 2003 – sept. de 2004
Moscú, Federación Rusa
Stage within the Economic and Commercial Office in Moscow, Russia.
My tasks included the research and development of business opportunities for foreign investment projects (mainly in the transport and energy sectors), elaborating market studies and reports, searching for local partners in Russia, establishing business contacts with potential clients and government officers, and providing accurate information and assistance to companies interested in the Russian market. I was involved in the promotion of projects financed with EU Funds, through dissemination of information and searching for relevant partner companies.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Jul. de 2002 – sept. de 2002
Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina
Participant in the cooperation programme INTERCAMPUS funded by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development.
My tasks included the organisation and lecturing courses on Political and Economic Geography; collaboration with the local research team in research projects and drafting reports; helping the head of department in the preparation of courses, and reviewing reports and exams written by students.


College of Europe
Master of Arts (M.A.) European Interdisciplinary Studies. European Studies
2004 – 2005

• The study is a high-level postgraduate programme carried out in English and French which is intended for people, who wish to make a career in the international diplomacy.

• Study of European affairs and the European integration process from an economic, legal, political and historical perspective

• Main subjects: EU Institutions and Decision Making, Law of the internal Market, Competition Law, EU and the World Economy, Interest Representation in Brussels,etc…

• Master´s Thesis: “The financing of Public Service Broadcasting under EC Competition Rules”?, College of Europe 2005, supervised by Prof. Beatrice Dumont, U. Rennes. Grade 14,5 / 20

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Master in Business Administration (MBA) Business Administration
2002 – 2003

Specialisation in International Business Management (courses on marketing, foreign trade and finances, international marketing and resources management…)

Universidad de Granada
Bachelor degree in Political Science and Sociology (5 years). Political Science and Sociology; European and International Politics and Economics
1997 – 2002

Major on European and International Politics and Economics.

Universitat de València
Executive Master in Project Management. Project Management.
2011 – 2012

Duración 600 horas. Conocimiento en profundidad de la Gestión de ciclo de proyecto.
Preparación de certificados PMP y PRINCE2.

University of Nijmegen
Erasmus Academic Programme. European Politics
2000 – 2001

Auburn Senior High School
Secondary Education. Exchange Student 1994
1993 – 1994

Universidad de Granada
Political Science and Government