GLOCAL FACTORY is a network of experts working for inclusion and innovation in Europe.
The Project Team writes and carries out European projects in different fields, focusing on Erasmus+, AMIF, and CERV programmes. With its international Team based in Italy and Greece, Glocal Factory is composed of both experts with years of knowledge in EU projects and new young members, bringing in complementary skills.
Our work relies on a wide international network of our partners, consisting on more than 30 public and private organisations and institutions but also schools from more than 20 countries inside and outside Europe. Their contribution is crucial when it comes to designing projects, developing creative and innovative tools, implementing inclusive activities and events.
Glocal Factory is “a system” formed by a non–profit association and a social co-operative, both legally established in Italy. It joins volunteers and professionals engaged in the social and educational fields. The co-operative was born on January 8th, 2018, as a natural evolution of the homonymous Association which indees was founded in 2015 by Roberta Morosillo and a group of experts and volunteers engaged in European projects.
Glocal Factory inspires its everyday activity to democratic values and solidarity, as the basis of the Italian Constitution and European Union Treaties.
Glocal Factory’s activity is developed along three strands:
- Layout and implementation of projects in social and educational fields granted by the European Union or by other public and private institutions. The main priorities are the following: social inclusion of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; prevention and fighting against gender-based violence; school education; work and social inclusion of disadvantaged and vulnerable people and groups; well-being of young people and quality of youth work; experimentation of new forms of Communitarian and Generative Welfare; promotion of “social economy” and sustainable development.
- International events and webinars promoting civic participation and debates on the present and future of European society.
- Design and realisation of learning paths, modules and resources, including international courses for teachers under the EU Programme “Erasmus Plus – Key Action 1”
The members of the Social Co-Operative “Glocal Factory”
Attilio OrecchioMember of the Board and Expert
Cristina DemartisMember of the Board and Expert
Alessandro CarboneMember of the Board and Expert
Elena FrascaroliMember of the Board and Expert
Maria Carla ItaliaMember and Expert
Valeria QuartaroliMember and Junior Expert
Aimilia Markouizou-GkikaMember and collaborator
Alberto Del GrandeCollaborator
Maria Elena RomaniniCollaborator and Expert
Recent Philosophy graduate at the University of Verona, I live now in the beautiful city of Verona but I’m still exploring the roads of the world. I made many different jobs and activities: video maker, waitress, teacher, worker, boy scout and sportswoman.
The common theme is my love for cultural activities engaging in local and global communities and the commitment for a real inclusion of minorities. These took me to Glocal Factory with which I share ideas and projects and start this new travel!
The birth and first two years of Glocal Factory’s life have been determined in great part by the commitment and creativity of Roberta Morosillo.
Graduated in Political Science, with the first experience in cooperation in Morocco, she has become one of the best Project Manager in the field of development education.
Unfortunately, on February 8th 2017 Roberta suffered from a serious brain injury due to an aneurysm.
Nowadays, our colleague and co-founder is undergoing a rehabilitation period. Every day our thoughts and best wishes accompany her recovery.
Three words that inspire me: analysis, path, community
I have a University degree in Political Sciences, International Studies. When I was younger, I worked as a trade union officer, then as a president of the socio-cultural association “ARCI” in Verona and as a journalist. From twenty years I write European projects in the field of school, vocational training, social inclusion, education to human rights and sustainable development. Many times I am in charge of the coordination of such projects, or anyway I must give a contribution to their implementation. For this I co-operate with schools, universities, local institutions, associations, NGOs. I am a trainer too, and in particular I am professor of Techniques of Euro-projecting at the Venice International University.
The link that inspire me: reasontobecheerful.world
Master in sociology, has worked in international organizations (UNESCO, EHESS, European Commission) and national (ENAIP, COSPE, ARCI), as a teacher, coordinator and evaluator of national and European projects in Education, on new methodologies, social innovation , active citizenship and migration topics. She says that there are many reasons to be cheerful working on European projects, for the possible good practices to realize.
The link that inspire me: www.reasontobecheerful.world
Three words that inspire me: networking, trustworthiness, social innovation
Over 20 years of international experience in training adults and young people, in facilitating groups, in consulting working teams, supporting entrepreneurship. With a relevant social work background (on an academic and professional level) and, recently with tourism expertise (via business action), he’s a free-lancer active in European project consulting, design, management, and evaluation. Born in Germany, raised in his home country Italy, living in Greece, he speaks all the correlated languages, plus English of course!
Curiosity, listening, collaboration: these are the words which inspire me.
I have a degree in Political Sciences and a PhD in Sociology. I have been working for the last 15 years as project manager, fund raiser, researcher and trainer on issues such as Inclusion Policies and Services, Corporate Social Responsibility, Local Sustainable Development, Active Citizenship.
I took part in several European projects, as coordinator or member of the Monitoring and Evaluation team. I supported several organizations in developing their Sustainability Report, coordinating data collection according to main international standards, developing impact evaluation and leading stakeholder engagement processes.
I had the opportunity to collaborate with different types of organizations: social cooperatives, NGOs, companies, local authorities, universities, schools.
Three words that inspire me: knowledge, dialogue, responsibility
Maria Carla Italia
Humanities and social sciences have always been my core interest. After my graduation in Political Science I spent a few years carrying out research in Italy and in France, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Once back, I joined communications, first entering publishing and then founding my own agency: a ten-years exciting planning and managing experience. My experience as Councillor in the Municipality I of the City of Genoa has raised my competence on social cohesion and inclusion, participation and active citizenship, schools and policies for young people, creative cities, gender equality. The desire to meet local needs with international opportunities led me to approach European planning, achieving the Master in European Planning at the Venice International University.
Three words that inspire me: explore, exchange, be an enthusiast
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages, Cultures and Societies of Asia and Mediterranean Africa (Chinese Language), and a Master’s Degree in Comparative International Relations at Ca’Foscari University in Venice. After the cultural exchanges made during my studies in China, Vietnam and Spain, as well as the work experiences abroad, I have now joint the “Glocal Factory system” as Projecting Junior Expert of European projects in the field of education, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.
My motto – You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
I was born in 1985 and I live in Venice.
During and after my master degree in Psychology, at the Padua University, I did research activities about gender studies: gender stereotypes, gender violence, gender role and discriminations. I also worked in an important anti-violence centre in Venice.
My current job is to help unemployed people to find a new job, also working upon their “soft skills” and a positive attitude.
Projects are one of the best way able to understand and change better the mind, human relationships and ways to stay better into culture and world.
Glocal Factory deals with European projects and I believe that before doing a good project a good idea is crucial, as well as, method and a good partnership which is what we want to give you!
Three words that inspire me: empathy , sharing, inclusion
The experiences I have had as a young person in the world of association and volunteering led me to the studies in Education Sciences. I had the opportunity to spend and improve my skills mainly in non-formal education, working with people in a high risk of social exclusion and marginality, disability and school.
I believe that getting in contact with the Other, especially if so different from me, is an indispensable opportunity of growth, enrichment and understanding of reality.
Graduated in a foreign-language study-oriented for business management, I have developed other skills especially in institutional communication and in drafting parliamentary acts.
Thanks to my commitment to civic activism, I have had the chance to experience institutional mechanisms and thus understand the dynamics of social and cultural problems in both the local and national spheres.
Equally important was gaining experience in editing and drafting for online content and press releases.
I also managed a project of cultural enhancement of teachers certified by MIUR, organizing two editions of a training course on little known local cultural assets held in my native land, Agro Pontino, plain south of Lazio. I also deal with social media, SEO and new technologies.
In my leisure time, I enjoy cooking to experience a cuisine that marries tradition and healthy eating.
Three phrases that inspire me: lifelong learning, appreciating the good in people, hope and passion for change!
Being a Psychologist of Education and a Systemic Individual & Family Psychotherapist for over 25 years I have been working extensively with teachers, parents and students in schools on the prevention and treatment of drug abuse, as well as supporting troubled adults toward positive mental health outcomes. I have also been involved in child and adult training in various contexts. As a member in the Board of Directors of the Association for Systemic Family Therapy in Greece I bring all my different areas of expertise together to instill hope, know-how and meaning to the people I meet and work with. My Greek identity, coupled with both my international studies and work experience, as well as my marriage to an Italian allowed me to meet and happily collaborate with Glocal Factory in European projects. However, it is the values and spirit of its founder and of its members that keeps me closely attached and inspired in Glocal Factory’s aims and outcomes.
My learning and training path gave me the opportunity to travel and discover so much beauty. Today I seek this beauty through my work as an architect, my passion for graphics and my love for tailoring.
My curiosity is the engine that drives me to try to progress both in knowledge and skills.
The three words that represent me: curiosity, creativity and balance.
I am a creative enthusiast of everything that communicates a story, whether it is an illustration, a graphic or a website, I like that they are able to communicate a message or an identity in a clear and engaging way.
I look for beauty every day in what surrounds me, even in the smallest and simplest things, and I believe that sharing and building bridges with other people is a great way to enrich yourself with new experiences and find new sources of inspiration.
I am a boy (an adult one) who has not yet stopped dreaming and playing, with words in particular. Since I was a child I have always had a strong vocation for writing and reading. I loved writing, I loved reading and I still love all this, even more. Now I am aware of the value and weight of words. Books are volcanoes of knowledge as well as excellent travel companions. Texts are made of words, and these accompany you in the life of those who wrote them. That’s why I find my Freedom in writing, because I can be a thousand different people.
Three words that inspire me: determination and curiosity, Culture, Justice
With a Law Master Degree (University of Florence 2019) and specialized in Management and Conservation of World Heritage (Specialization course Palazzo Spinelli 2020-2021), she has worked at Ufficio UNESCO Patrimonio Mondiale (Assessorato alla Cultura at Municipality of Florence 2021).
Passionate with the fields of Cultural Heritage protection, valorization and education, she has gained experience in the field of cultural European projects starting from her first internship as European design project assistant in Athens (Academy of Entrepreneurship 2020). Currently European Project Manager at Glocal Factory.
Main topics of past European projects she has dealt with: promotion of local cultures for social inclusion; new approaches to better support the competitiveness of rural areas as well as promotion of tangible and intangible cultural heritage to create regenerative effects in these areas; local community participation in World Heritage management; but also, ways to improve civic and intercultural competencies of asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection. Her motto is “dance in the sun and turn your back to the clouds” (African proverb).
Three words that inspire me: collaboration, creativity and innovation!
Maria Elena Romanini
Walking wondering and making mistakes: this is what inspires me
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