ARC Secretariat


Sergi Alegre Calero, Director General


Sergi Alegre (PhD) joined ARC as Director General in September 2018. Previously he served for seven years as the President of ARC. At the same time, he was the Vice-Mayor of the City of El Prat where the airport of Barcelona is located. In El Prat, he was responsible for urban planning, mobility and environmental issues for more than twenty years. In his former positions, he has been involved in many European projects, participated in events as a key speaker and dealt with negotiations on airports and aviation issues.

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Dimitra Ballard, Administrative Officer


Dimitra joined ARC in October 2020. She is in charge of the day-to-day administration of the ARC Secretariat, as well as project administration and reporting. She has worked for several international associations and holds a Master’s degree in translation. She speaks English, French, German and Dutch.


Alexandra Covrig, Senior Projects Manager



Alexandra Covrig has been working for the ARC since 2016. She is in charge of the preparation and follow-up of EU-funded projects, also acting as the Communication Manager in the respective projects. She mainly contributes to the communication, dissemination and exploitation activities, but also to the technical reporting of projects.


She holds a joint Master’s degree in Communication Science and European Studies and speaks Romanian, English, and French.


Alena Maximova, Communication Officer


Alena Maximova has been working for the ARC since 2017. She is mainly responsible for visual communication, the layout of publications, social media, and newsletters. She also supports the communication of the EU-funded projects on which ARC is working.


She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies and speaks English, French and Russian.

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Gabrielė Dačkaitė, Project Manager

Gabriele Dackaite joined ARC in 2019 as a Communication Officer. She was responsible for visual identity of the organisation, social media and other communication with members and stakeholders. As for projects, Gabriele also worked on graphic design of numerous publications. Currently, she is working as Project Manager and is responsible for projects' visibility, website and online appearance.

She holds a degree in Political Science and International Relations and speaks English, Lithuanian and Spanish.