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Spotlight on our Consortium – Italy

We are delighted to have 2 great Italian partners in our consortium: Programma Integra, a social cooperative which develops and implements plans to support the economic and social integration of migrants and refugees, and Tor Vergata University of Rome, which is renowned for its focus, teaching and education on social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

The 2 partner organisations in each of the 4 SocialB Project countries are supported by a Project Advisory Group, which meets with the team at key milestones to guide the next phase of the project – the Italian team below are listening intently at a recent Project Advisory Group meeting.

Members of the Groups include experts in the field of social enterprise, HEI staff, and external practitioners, and their input and guidance is important not only as a means of improving the project implementation, but as a safeguard on the quality and content of the curriculum materials being developed.

In Italy, for example, the Project Advisory Group includes: Luca Calisi, President of ULIS, an organisation that supports social entrepreneurs; Flamina Valenza is a member of the Management Team of Confcooperative Roma e Lazio, the regional trade association representing, assisting, protecting and auditing the co-operative movement; Giorgio Baracco, President of the social enterprise “Proteina”, and lecturer on the theme of social innovation and communication for Social Enterprises; and Nicola Cabria, an expert on inclusive business, and managing director of the Human Foundation.

We would like to express our thanks to the members of all 4 country Project Advisory Groups for their input and guidance.