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Alina Vera

Interreg Volunteer Youth

Alina Vera

Interreg Volunteer Youth


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Alina is working at ETC-UMA as part of her Master’s degree until July 2021. She has joined as an assistant to the Interreg Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community project led by ETC-UMA. Her areas of work will help address particularly marine pollution, ecosystem-based management and wetlands in the Mediterranean by reporting on project meetings, assisting in communication and outreach, and helping produce contents and visuals for the projects publications and promotion through social media and the project’s website.

Alina holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from the Institute of Political Studies in Grenoble and has also completed an academic year in Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, in England. Her current studies have provided her with a deeper understanding of the climate crisis and the tools to implement sustainable transitions. She uses English, French, and Spanish to work and communicate on a regular basis.

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

An open database and spatial geoportal on current scientific knowledge related to marine litter and biodiversity interactions in the Mediterranean region ...
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ETC-UMA Director supports the creation of a Nature Park in Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata in Malaga

ETC-UMA Director supports the creation of a Nature Park in Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata in Malaga

On 12 January 2022, the ETC-UMA Director, Dr. Dania Abdul Malak, signed the petition by the Citizen's Movement for the Nature Park of Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata collecting support for the designation of over 29,000 has of mid-mountain natural and semi-natural ...
ETC-UMA spreads cooperation within and across boundaries

ETC-UMA spreads cooperation within and across boundaries

The past months have witnessed a very active agenda for the European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA) to assist in the coordination of international efforts towards transboundary conservation and more effective protection of the Mediterranean biodiversity and ...
A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

The project ENSERES (ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas) funded by the European Union under the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program ENI CBC Med, has kicked off in Malaga bringing together international organizations engaged in research, environmental protection, and public authorities ...
The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The new report developed by the ETC-UMA (University of Malaga), as partner of the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) has shed light on the role of healthy wetland habitats in the carbon cycle and the ...
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