Loredana Vladu is an associate professor at the faculty of communication and public relations of the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania. She is currently executive director of the master’s in project management, the first internationally accredited educational program in project management in Central and Eastern Europe. She has a PhD in sociology and an MBA from Central European University's Business School. In 2012, she published a book entitled "The Economic Crisis in the European Union. A Communicational Approach”. She has also authored several academic papers on the economic crisis, European cohesion policy, EU communication policy, and Euroscepticism. Her research interests include the EU’s crisis, EU-funded projects, and EU communication. Loredana Radu is also a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 10 years of experience in project management.