The EMTA Secretariat is delighted to announce the recruitment of Zahraa Jawad as Project Officer from February 2023. Zahraa is a Dutch national with an MSc in Urban Public Administration (2020) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She comes with a 2-year experience in public transport planning with Vervoerregio Amsterdam. Fascinated by cities, Zahraa is keen to explore the governance solutions that make cities liveable, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient.
Zahraa will be seconded from Vervoerregio Amsterdam, to manage the EMTA contribution to a 4-year EU-funded project. This project called UPPER (Unleashing the Potential of Public transport in EuRope) aims at spearheading a public transport revolution that will strengthen its role as the backbone of mobility in cities.
“It is a great pleasure to join the EMTA team and a great opportunity to be part of the wider European transport community which allows me to follow European developments more closely. I will dedicate my knowledge and skills to the success of the UPPER project, actively collaborating with my colleagues as a team” said Zahraa Jawad, Project Officer, EMTA.