Francesca Magrefi – degree in Philosophy / Univ. of Bologna (1998). She has been working as researcher and project manager in many different EU funded projects, since 2003. Her main activities include design, research, management, coordination and monitoring of national and transnational activities in the fields of Education & Training, Social Inclusion and Cultural Heritage. She has been also in charge of dissemination activities, marketing and public relations, as well as of project evaluation and monitoring. Francesca’s main fields of interest are related to adult learning, informal and non formal education, key competences acquisition, with a specific focus on fostering inclusive, participatory and sustainable innovation processes, through the active involvement of different actors and stakeholders. She has participated as expert in science education in several international conferences and congresses and recently joined the International Advisory Board of the INTED Conference 2015 (Technology, Education and Development). Francesca regularly cooperates with various private and public institutions and organisations, including the Research Centre in Urban Environment for Agriculture and Biodiversity (ResCUE- AB) and the Department of Agricultural Sciences (University of Bologna) in projects and activities aimed at the promotion of urban and social agriculture.
Svenja Pokorny started in 1994 to work in competence and training need analysis, and the focus of her research has been on various open and distance learning issues like on-line assessment, on-line learning environments, ODL learning materials. In year 2000 she moved over to European project management, first as an assistant and later as co-ordinator. In parallel she works as an independent project evaluator taking part in several technical assistance units working throughout Italy at Regional level. She is fully conversant with data collection instruments and analysis, interpreting qualitative and quantitative data, and report writing.
Roberto Righi has been working since 1997 in projects financed by the European Commission as researcher, designer and project manager within programmes such as Lifelong Learning, Territorial Cooperation, Tempus, e-Ten, Interreg, Equal, RD Framework Programmes, etc. More specifically Roberto is engaged in themes regarding education and learning methodologies (in particular e-learning), labour market analysis, recognition of competences, territorial cooperation, development and promotion of tourism, valorisation of cultural heritage. Roberto collaborated with private and public institutions, as: University of Bologna; the Emilia-Romagna Region; ERVET, regional development agency; COFIMP, training centre for SMEs; AMITIÉ srl, centre for research in training and education; etc.
Maria Giulia Sola worked since 1995 with Scienter and Amitié, centre for research in education methodologies, as researcher and administrative supervisor, developing activities of editing and revision of training materials, as well as administrative management in the framework of national and European programmes. Between 1982 and 1995 Maria Giulia worked as accounter for enterprises in Bologna.