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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.
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.
Mattia Marino

Mattia Marino

Graduated in International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Perugia, with a master’s degree in International Relations and International Protection of Human Rights from SIOI in Rome, he gained experience in the field of Project Management thanks to his work and volunteer experiences in Italy and abroad; in particular, in Spain, Turkey, Bolivia and Greece.

During his studies he participated four times in the Erasmus + Program, which were then followed by two European volunteer projects through the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Program and the participation in the Italian Civil Service abroad.

Since September 2019 he has been working as a freelance editor at the online newspaper “Eco Internazionale”, writing mainly about human rights and history. Since 2021 he has been working as Project Manager of EU4EU.

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