Juliana Monteiro is the National Contact Point (NCP) for Horizon 2020’s  Societal Challenge 5 and Marie Curie Actions. Under FP7 she was the NCP for Environment, including climate change. Monteiro has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a master’s degree in Urban Waste from Aveiro University in Portugal. After completing her studies, she worked in several areas, namely on European projects with the European Space Agency (ESA). Since 2012, Monteiro has been working for the Ministry of Science and Technology as an NCP.