For more than 14 years, first in the Baltic States then in the Balkans, he was involved in numerous Pre-Accession Assistance projects as well as international financial institutions projects related to the transposition of EC Directives, harmonisation of legal framework, restructuring of transport sector and modernisation of railway and road infrastructure.
He was Project Leader / Resident Twinning Adviser in projects in Lithuania, Serbia, Montenegro, Tunisia, Egypt.
More recently, he was Adviser to the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo and Adviser to the European Integration Office of the Republic of Serbia.
With over 25 years of experience at the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs, his managerial positions cover the full range of Internal Affairs issues. Eugen Corciu has over 10 years high-level and practical experience as a senior expert on implementing international and EU projects related to strengthening the capacities of law enforcement agencies, justice reform and anticorruption in Romania, Moldova and Azerbaijan. His current assignment in Ministry of Internal Affairs includes strategic policy advice in line with EU policies and best practices in finalising the demilitarisation and decentralisation process of the Ministry and for preventing and combating corruption. EU HLA in the field of internal affairs is also providing support for revising and implementing the new strategic framework of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and is also offering specific guidance for strengthening the coordination and communication between MIA and other line ministries and agencies.
Working for the EU Border Assistance Mission, Rosario has had extensive experience improving Moldova-Ukraine cross-border cooperation in line with EU best practices, especially through implementation of modern cooperation tools, such as joint control, and exchange of pre-arrival information on goods and people. Rosario’s current assignment in the Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova includes policy advice in the implementation of the EU-Moldova AA/DCFTA through simplified procedures and effective measures to fight against smuggling with a view to ensuring revenue collection, safety and security at the customs borders of the country. The EU High-Level Adviser is also providing support in the structural reform of the Customs Service, including incentive schemes for staff, with the aim of improving its institutional capacities and reducing corruption.
Aldona has PhD in Social Sciences (economics). She actively participated in academic activities – was a lecturer at Vilnius University on International Banking, Bank Management and Financial Markets, published many scientific articles on bank business models, bank capital adequacy and global financial crisis. She provides policy advice to National Bank of Moldova on banking supervision reform with the main goal of creating a modern and efficient supervisory framework in line with EU standards (Basel III). EU HLA on Banking is also providing support in the strengthening of NBM communication capabilities for better informing society about banking sector and cooperation with other institutions with the aim of efficient fight against economic crimes.
Since 2012 she was actively involved as a national expert and project leader in Balkan countries and worked closely with governmental institutions and public employment services.
Nijole Mackeviciene holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Master in History and Social Science. EU HLA adviser’s assignment in the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family includes policy advice within the Employment Law and EU Legislation in Employment related area. Nijole Mackeviciene also provides active support in development of new active labour market measures to better matching skills and jobs in the labour market and promoting active support and efficient employment services.