Ingrid Grosu Walker

Programme Officer, INTER PARES
Expertise
EU budget and development instruments, parliamentary democracy, good governance, peace building and humanitarian aid

BIOGRAPHY  

Ingrid Grosu Walker is the Programme Officer for INTER PARES | Parliaments in Partnership - EU Global Project to Strengthen the Capacity of Parliaments since July 2020.

Walker has been with INTER PARES since July 2019 as Associate Programme Officer, during which time she has assumed a wide range of responsibilities including coordination of our flagship peer-to-peer partnerships between European Union Member State Parliaments and Partner Parliaments around the world, as well as leadership of our communications strategy implementation.

In her new role as Programme Officer, additional responsibilities include work in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, knowledge development, and cross-cutting initiatives to foster parliamentary inclusivity and effectiveness.

Walker’s previous work experience includes working as a Senior Policy Adviser in the European Parliament, with a special focus on the Development and Foreign Affairs committees. In her capacity as a policy adviser, she led two major legislative proposals, which were both adopted by the Parliament plenary: on the role of the private sector in development, and land tenure security and property rights.

She is passionate about gender equality and empowering women in developing countries to have leading roles in their communities.

INTER PARES, funded by the European Union and running from January 2019 to December 2021, is International IDEA’s flagship project to enhance the capacities of parliaments as a cornerstone of effective representative democracy.

Education: 
MA in European Studies and Foreign Affairs from KU Leuven ; Nottingham Trent University First Class Honours; BA in Politics (Erasmus exchange); Babes-Bolyai University, BA in European Studies and International Relations
Languages: 
English
French
Romanian
Contact Information: 
Brussels, Belgium