Julia Westerveld

Project Manager - Business Unit Europe, Middle East and North Africa

Experience working in the field of good governance, public sector reforms, institutional capacity building and participatory (local) governance, managing EU, USAID and bilateral funded technical assistance projects in Eastern Europe, Balkan region and Turkey. Master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Groningen and in Economic Geography from Kyiv Shevchenko University (Ukraine). Background in peacebuilding and sustainable economic development. 


In my experience municipalities in different countries often deal with similar challenges. In our work in Ukraine I have seen that by working together municipalities are enhancing a transformative experience that empowers them to overcome challenges and become close to their citizens.