State Adviser, Education and Research Department, Presidential Administration
Ligia Deca is State Adviser at the Romanian Presidential Administration with responsibilities in the field of education and research, and coordinator of the “Educated Romania” Project.
She holds a doctorate in Political Science at the University of Luxembourg and has authored several papers and studies in the field of educational policies. Ligia Deca also taught a course on teaching and training systems and educational inclusion at the West University of Timisoara (2014-2015).
She was part of several projects coordinated by the Executive Agency for Financing Higher Education and Research (UEFISCDI), as an expert in public policies in the field of education (2012-2015). She was the Head of the Bologna Process Secretariat (2010-2012), the international body responsible with the implementation of the Bologna Process within the EHEA member states and the preparation of the Ministerial Conference (that was organized in Bucharest, in April 2012). She has also coordinated the International Conference „Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers Conference” in 2011 and 2014.
In the period of 2008-2010 Ligia Deca was the Chairperson of the European Students’ Union, thus representing for two consecutive mandates the interests of 11 million students from 37 states. Previously, she coordinated the Coalition of Clean Universities (a project targeting to promote good governance within the Romanian HEIs) and was involved in the fight for students’ rights as a president of student organizations at national and local level.