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.