Alina studied European innovation and cultural policies in six universities across Europe. Part of her formal education focus throughout the years have been the cultural and creative industries, carried out within multiple Erasmus+ university exchanges facilitated by the University of Bucharest, University of Gdańsk, and Ruhr-University Bochum. In 2019 Alina has been awarded the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship for the Global Markets, Local Creativities International Master bringing her to three different countries and universities – the University of Glasgow, University of Barcelona, and Erasmus University Rotterdam – to learn about the creative economy within global markets and international business dynamic. Her dissertation focuses on innovation driven by creativity and culture. Since 2018 Alina has been active on an NGO level, getting involved in multiple international projects related to entrepreneurship, digital literacy, and youth empowerment.
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