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Managing Board

Francesca Romana Zotta

Francesca Romana Zotta

She founded EuGen in February 2015 in Rome and since then holds the role of President of the association. For six years she worked at the Migration Office of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI). She gained experience in planning, managing and disseminating EU projects, working for Cittalia in Rome and with the European Projects Association (EPA) in Brussels. She has a degree in Law with a specialization in European policies on human rights and a postgraduate master’s degree in Studies on Migration. She has experience in the planning and management of European projects, in public policies for the reception and integration of migrants in the European Union, in the management of international university consortia for student mobility and in the management of exchanges for the integration of young people migrants.
Nicola Franceschi

Nicola Franceschi

European design consultant on issues related to training and environmental sustainability. Since 2015 he has been an external evaluator of community projects on behalf of the Italian Erasmus agency National Youth Agency. He is one of the founding members of the Geographical Association for the Environment and the Territory (AGAT), for which he has developed and managed European environmental education projects. Graduated in Geography and specialized in Territory Management and Enhancement at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, he completes his training course at the IUAV in Venice, attending the II level master in GIS and Remote Sensing. Get in touch with the world of European design by working for the Work and Environment Consortium, for which he manages community projects aimed at SMEs and non-formal education of young people and adults. Dynamic and enterprising, over the years it has built up a solid network of contacts at European level. Since September 2019 he has been an internal consultant to the EuGen team.
Marco Buemi

Marco Buemi

Marco Buemi is Sustainable Development and Social Innovation Manager and EuGen strategic consultant. He works in inclusion and diversity management areas since 2003. He worked 3 years for the Swedish government in the Ministry of Integration and 11 years in Italy as an expert in the presidency of the Council of Ministers coordinating the program management of many European funds. Since 2016 he is an expert on the URBACT program and a specialist in civic crowdfunding and social innovation for the Metropolitan City of Bologna. He collaborates as Facility Manager for the Italian Red Cross and teaches in several Italian and European universities. He has a blog on the online magazine “L’Espresso” entitled “Sustainable Objective” on social, environmental, urban and entrepreneurial issues.
Francesca De Sanctis

Francesca De Sanctis

Graduated in International Relations at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, she gained experience in Communications during several work and volunteer experiences abroad, mainly in Central and Eastern Europe. Focused on EU External Relations, she gets in contact with EU funding during a time studying in Brussels, where she deepened her knowledge of European Project Management, plan and dissemination of projects. From February 2020 she’s project assistant for the EuGen team.

Advisory Board

Simone D'Antonio

Simone D'Antonio

Communication and dissemination officer at ANCI – National Association of Italian Municipalities

Fabio Venditti

Fabio Venditti

Accountant and auditor at UIL

Mario Zotta

Mario Zotta

Lawyer, founder and Senior Partner of Legal International

Dino Babic

Dino Babic

President of European Projects Association

Cecilia Giobbe

Cecilia Giobbe

HR Manager at AdR

Frédéric Fabre

Frédéric Fabre

General Secretary at European Projects Association