Matija Vajdić works as a Project Manager at the Joint Secretariat of the Interreg Central Europe Programme in Vienna where he assesses, selects and monitors the projects focused on sustainable and innovative solutions in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. For five years he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar in Zagreb where he managed technical and financial aspects of various types of energy related projects. Prior to that he worked for five years for the United Nations Development Programme on a GEF funded project “Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Croatia”.
During his carrier, he has consulted clients ranging from ministries, governmental institutions and agencies, international development organizations, international and commercial financial institutions and funds. He has more than ten years of experience working and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams on energy data analysis, energy auditing, technical assessments of EE and RES projects and feasibility studies.
He holds a master’s degree in Power Engineering from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and at the moment studies Energy Economics at the Faculty of Economics. His native languages are Croatian and Slovenian; he also speaks English and understands German and Russian.