Foreign Affairs

Maya Plentz interviews Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Lafer, UN Headquarters, 2002  

Security Council

“So that is one area at least  where perhaps member states need to get together and see if they can find common ground,  because there is no doubt that the way things have been happening in the last couple of years has been very divisive.”  Maya Plentz Fagundes interviews Mr. Edward Mortimer, Director of Communications and Head of…

European Commission

In September 2016 the European Commission set up a High Level Group of experts, following a call for expression of interest to which over 350 candidates responded.  Ms. Plentz  was appointed by Commissioner Moedas to contribute her communications and innovation ecosystems’ expertise to the mid-term evaluation of H2020 and make recommendations for the new funding cycle, Horizon Europe.

In the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Group’s mandate was to provide recommendations on how to maximise the impact of the EU’s investment in research and innovation.  The group was chaired by Pascal Lamy, former World Trade Organization Director-General, former EU Trade Commissioner, and President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute.