Introducing 2023-24 EU Fellow Agata Kotkowska

Agata Kotkowska
August 22, 2023

IES is delighted to welcome our 2023-24 EU Fellow, Agata Kotkowska.

The EU Fellows Program enables staff from the EU Commission or Parliament to spend up to one year as a Visiting Scholar on the Berkeley campus. During the fellowship, scholars carry out research on a project related to their work, as well as undertake outreach activities, thus acting as "ambassadors" for the EU.

With over two decades of professional experience within the European Commission, Agata Kotkowska brings insights into the European regional, energy, and environmental policies. Trained as an economist, her expertise focuses on sustainable finance, innovative financial instruments, green budgeting, and effective utilization of European public funding for the green transition towards carbon-neutral Europe.

Currently affiliated with the Institute of European Studies as a visiting researcher, she is exploring the financial innovations essential for the private capital market to leverage investments in support of biodiversity requirements in Europe and across the globe.

She looks forward to engaging with fellow researchers and the university community to collectively pave the way to a more sustainable, environmentally conscious, and financially resilient future.