VIVALDI

Delivers training in: 
English
French
Italian
Serbian
Spanish
Firstname: 
Elisabetta
Short biography: 

Academic studies:  (Level 8) (on-going) PHD Researcher, Buckinghamshire New University/Coventry University- Faculty of Society and Health/ Design, Media and Management. Research topic:  Health and well-being of Roma people inhabiting the camp-settlement of Scampia, Naples (Italy)with reference to  inter-institutional relations,  access to services, discrimination etc.

(Level 7): University of East London LLM (Master of Laws) in Human Rights (2009)- International Refugee Law, War and Human Rights, International Human Rights, Business and Human Rights. Dissertation “Institutional and civil society discrimination against Roma in Italy: from former Yugoslavian war zones and post-Dayton pronouncements to the Italian ‘Nomad Emergency’”.

(Level 7):  University of Naples “L’Orientale” (2005) LM in Philology and History of Oriental Europe (Serbo-Croatian) comparative studies in Anglo-American (LM in Modern European and American Languages and Literatures) 110/110 Cum Laude. Comparative thesis defended in Economic Anthropology “Conflitti etnici e migrazioni nella ex-Jugoslavia: il caso dei Rom di Bosnia-Erzegovina”.

Two High School degrees:

Scientific Lyceum (1994-95) and “Istituto Magistrale”- Teachers-training  diploma (1995-96) and QTS/qualified teacher status for primary school. Other teaching subjects allowed A345 and A346 (Foreign Language and Culture-English) C28 and C32 for Inferior and superior high.

Work experiences:

Assistant to the Cultural Attaché  and to the  First Commercial and Economic Secretary of the Italian Embassy in Sarajevo (CRUI-MAE, 2004).

VIVALDIAssistant (trainee) for a European political party and personal assistant to a MEP (2008), assistant to the Secretariat- organization plenary session ERTF, 2008.

Professional Congress Organizer – Expert in the organization of events, meeting and conventions.

Recent collaboration with Columbia State University Law School -coordination of a fieldtrip research aimed to collect data on the political participation and activism of Romani people in Italy.

Volunteerism and activism:

Dedicated to Roma communities living on local camp-settlements and concerned in particular with access to services (eg. medical, legal, educational etc). Interested in antidiscrimination, community and self empowerment, inter-institutional and civil society relationships, knowledge-transfer.

 Publications, conference & events participation, networks memberships and references upon request.

Languages: Italian and English C2* EU , Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian B2*, Spanish and French A2*, Romanès A1*

* EU Framework of Reference for Languages

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