Francesca is an official journalist with over 10 years of experience within several EU-funded projects as Communication Expert, in addition to her specialised academic degrees of a Master’s Degrees in “Journalism”, in “Communication and Politics for Envoys to Crisis areas”; a Master’s in “Local and Global Development” in addition to her first degree in International Relations therefore has diverse experience with EU Policies and International Relations and associated politics in addition to experience on EU Development Cooperation and public policies with recent focus on crisis communication; and officially registered as “Giornalista Pubblicista” in the Italian national register of Journalists.
She has proven experiences with modern communication tools involving drafting of newsletters and project reports, web content and web management, social media platforms and project webpages management (including content management), conducting interviews, Note taking, drafting publications, conducting multimedia interviews, shooting and producing short audio-visual contents for social media use and interviews of participants to Events and overseeing video productions of projects’ success stories as well as being experienced as a storyteller for printed and multimedia productions.
Francesca is directly contributing as Editorial team member for the EEA and Norway Global Fund online magazine https://youthemploymentmag.net/ and https://regionalcoopmag.net/ and managing the social media related channels, thus complimenting her skills in management of web-based platforms for registration and networking with participants and management and contributions to social media platforms. Francesca also boasts experience in delivery of Trainings on Communication and Visibility, in addition to her skills in Event coordination and management covering small to large Events including Film Festivals, Concerts, EU Days, Trainings, Communication Campaigns, Seminars, etc.
As Key Expert within the FWC COM 2015 Lot 2 Communication and Visibility, Francesca is part of Teams for the following ongoing projects: “Organization of communication events and design and production of communication materials, for the sectors of Culture, Education and Health” with key roles for the Meet the Neighbours of the Neighbours during COVID-19 Film Festival & European Union for the Future of World Cinema Initiative & Paris Peace Forum as note taker in addition to logistic support for Health Seminars in Laos and Bangladesh to name a few; “Cultural Diplomacy Activities around Europe Day 2019 for the EU Delegation to African Union” towards organisation and resulting successful outcome of “MAISHA“https://www.facebook.com/EventsEthiopia/posts/10157277353142445/; “Communication and Visibility activities for the EU Delegation to Ghana”; “Support to the North Africa Window of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa”; “EU/CV Communication and Visibility 2019-2020 in Cabo Verde”; “Videos on EU Budget Support and its Contribution to SDGs”; a Trainer “Communication support and Event Organisation services towards the partnership between the EU Delegation and Uganda” in addition to her involvement as Backstopping Expert and Project Manager for multitude of specific FWC COM 2015 Projects such as: “EU4GEORGIA” where she supported in the design and implementation of communication strategies conceptualised to enhance awareness and visibility of projects and programmes in addition to other FWC’s in Angola, Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Turkey, Malawi, Jordan, Uganda to name a few ongoing FWCs and evident in her CV.
Francesca is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.