The Government has appointed three new delegates to Portugal, Central Europe and the Baltic Countries. They are Rui Álvaro Serra da Costa Reis, Krystyna Schreiber and Ewa Adela Cylwik, respectively. They have all been chosen by a public jury comprising of a group of experts on the International field and HR professionals from the Catalan Government’s Foreign Action Department.
Rui Álvaro Serra da Costa Reis has a degree in Zootechninc engineering by the Tràs-os-Montes e Alto Douro University, in Portugal. He has worked as Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD) representative and in the Catalan Delegation to Portugal before that. During his time there, he had supporting role in institutional, economic and cultural affairs.
Krystyna Schreiber has a degree in Translation at Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona, and has a wide business related experience. Schreiber has also worked as a journalist for different German, Austrian and English-written media and has published many books about Catalonia and its current situation in Germany and France and Catalonia as well.
Finally, Ewa Adela Cylwik has a master’s degree on International Law, Human Rights and Sports Law at Warsaw University. She has worked as strategic adviser on internationalisation and commercial projection and as adviser lawyer for public institutions and government organisations which have International exposure. Cylwik was named delegate of the Catalan Government to Poland and the Baltic countries and from there she started the Government’s strategy on Foreign Action.
The Catalan Delegations reopening
Once the new delegates have been appointed, the next step will be reopen the Delegations to Portugal and Central Europe and that to the Baltic Countries. This is expected to take place between the end of summer and the beginning of the third quarter of the year. The reopening of the delegations allows the Government to bring back their International presence in those areas which are considered strategic.
Opening delegations for the first time, such as that in the Baltic Countries, marks a further step in the Government’s representation abroad policy, one of the Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency Department main tasks.