Irene Alonso, Junior Consultant at Ecorys, is an International Relations graduate specialised in EU public policy. She gained her bachelor’s from the Complutense University of Madrid and completed a 9 months exchange programme at the Political Studies Institute (Sciences Po) of Strasbourg, France. Later on, she graduated from a master’s programme with the University Menéndez Pelayo in International Cooperation and Public Policy.
Irene is currently a junior consultant at Ecorys working for the Madrid regional office. During her time at Ecorys, she has gained experience in delivering research, communications and stakeholder engagement consulting services to European Commission funded programmes, including the the Interreg MED governance project PANORAMED, the H2020 project “COME RES” and the WestMED Assistance Mechanism supported by DG MARE and CINEA. Furthermore, she has been involved in a study on the Blue Economy with a task to gather data on marine sustainability. P
reviously, she worked for two and a half years at the Permanent office for Europe of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), an international organisation attached to the Organisation of American States (OAS).