About Maria Toptsidou

Maria Toptsidou

Maria Toptsidou is a consultant at Spatial Foresight. She joined the team in 2013. Among her main professional interests lie the European Cohesion Policy and the European Territorial Cooperation, with a particular interest in macro-regional strategies.

So far, Maria has worked on projects for DG Regio, the European Parliament, the European Committee of the Regions, for Interact, ESPON and on several Interreg Programmes’ ex-ante and ex-post evaluations, as well as for the European Investment Bank for the development of the fi-compass platform for advisory services on financial instruments. She has been involved in the drafting of numerous ESPON publications, such as ESPON Policy Briefs, ESPON Territorial Observations and a number of ESPON Synthesis Reports, giving particular emphasis on policy relevant recommendations. Up to now, Maria has also been involved in several projects on the four EU macro-regional strategies, presented at macro-regional strategies’ Annual Forums and supported the preparation of the EUSAIR and EUSALP macro-regional strategies.

Maria Toptsidou holds a master degree in European Spatial and Environmental Planning from the Radboud University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and a bachelor degree in International and European Studies (Panepistimio Makedonias, Greece). She is fluent in Greek (native language), English, German and French.



Phone: +352 691 87 32 06
E-mail: maria.toptsidou@spatialforesight.eu

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