My Name is Berta Pérez (@bperezpey) and I am from Barcelona.
I studied Chemistry at the University of Barcelona and then decided to pursue my studies at the Friedrich-Alexander Unversität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, where I finally stayed for 5 years. During that time, I succeeded in achieving a personal goal: to write and defend my Ph.D. thesis on Polymer Chemistry in German. After this amazing experience in Erlangen I came back to Barcelona to put down roots and start a family here. I have now two wonderful kids.
I am currently Head of the European Projects Office at the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, thus I am responsible for the coordination and implementation of International projects co-financed by the European Commission. From my job I really enjoy the possibility of traveling to new places, meet and collaborate with people from different countries and cultures. There’s always something new to learn!
On a personal level, I love to spend my free time near the sea, especially at the Costa Brava. On the weekends I rush to Sant Antoni de Calonge, where I meet my childhood friends and spend most of the time on the beach. It’s also a perfect place to gather at family celebrations with our traditional paella on Sundays, following the recipe from my grandmother from Alacant.
So this week at @Catalanvoices I will speak mostly about Mediterranean, European and International cooperation projects, funding opportunities for SMEs and Innovation. But I will also post some pictures of places that might capture my attention.
Finally, I must admit that I’m very excited to be curator at @Catalanvoices and I hope you will enjoy coming along with me during this week!