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Kathleen Richter

Project Coordinator

In my position as project coordinator, I am responsible for the projects of the PTB within the countries of the Eastern Partnership. My main tasks include the conceptual, organizational and technical processing and guidance of the projects. I organize and implement project activities and events, channel the communication with the team members and project experts, as well as encourage cooperation and collaboration.

Phone: +49 (0) 531 - 592 8512
Mobile: +49 (0)151 28334721


Stefan Wallerath

Project Coordinator

In my position as one of the project coordinators, I am responsible mainly for the cooperation countries Armenia and Ukraine. My main tasks include planning, implementation and backstopping of the project activities. I organize and implement project activities and events, channel the communication with the partners, team members and project experts, as well as encourage cooperation and collaboration between all involved stakeholders.

Phone: +49 (0) 531 - 592 8255

Dr. Rózsa Ring

Accreditation Expert

Rózsa Ring is working as a consultant in several EU projects for strengthening the quality infrastructure in many countries. She has 31 years of experience in the field of accreditation and conformity assessment. For 20 years, from 1995 till 2005, she was the Director of the Hungarian national accreditation body. For almost a decade she served the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) as an Executive Committee member and Treasurer. For several years she was active in standardisation at national level and international level (CEN, ISO/TC69, ISO/CASCO). She holds a master diploma for mathematics and a PhD for economy. Since 1994, she has been working as an accreditation and conformity assessment expert in many countries, e.g. Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership countries, Croatia, Iraq and Luxembourg.


Dr. Irene Flouda

Irene Flouda is working as a metrology expert in several EU and PTB projects. She is a physicist and holds a PhD on solid state physics and electro-magnetic measurements. After her PhD she was involved in several research projects, while from 1997 till 2013 she was the Head of the department for electrical and time & frequency measurements of the Hellenic of Metrology (EIM) and was the contact person for the relevant technical committees of EURAMET. Since 1997 she is a technical assessor of the Greek accreditation body (ESYD) and has been a member of accreditation technical committees. Since 2013, she has been working as a metrology and quality infrastructure (conformity assessment and accreditation) expert in many countries and regions, such as Eastern Partnership, South Caucasus, Central Asia, Western Balkans and Middle East.


Patricia Kurkowski

Project assistant

Within the Eastern Partnership project, I am responsible for the support. I give assistance to the project coordinators in various activities and events, organize and communicate with the team members and project experts to strengthen communication and collaboration.

Phone: +49 (0) 531 - 592 8532


Dr. Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke

QI Facilitator

In the Eastern Partnership Project, I work as a facilitator and support the teams in the partner countries in promoting quality infrastructure for selected value chains. We use the Calidena methodology, which enables stakeholders to identify quality gaps and agree activities to address these gaps with quality infrastructure services.

My academic background is a degree in economics and a PhD in political science. As a visiting scholar at the University of Technology, I am committed to QI as a research discipline. As a partner of the consulting firm, I am involved in quality infrastructure projects worldwide.