Oriana Salomón Balsamo

She is researcher and project manager at Smart Venice since 2021, where she is participating in the EU project Fierce, studying democratic practices of feminist movements and organizations. There, she is collaborating with the methodological design and implementation of co-creation labs to develop joint initiatives aimed at strengthening democracy in Europe. She is also active in the Horizon Europe FITTER project, focused in the research of inequalities in the context of the twin transition in Europe. She has performed the data analysis of the final evaluation report of the Horizon 2020 GE Academy project, as well as the design of a feasibility study and business model of a Pan European Network of gender trainers. She has also contributed to the CASPER project. She holds a Master's Degree in Local Development at the Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy), where she graduated with honors, and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics at the Universidad del Pacífico (Peru). Before joining the Smart Venice team, she gained experience in consulting and research on public policy, especially in the health sectors, working as a senior analyst in Videnza Consultores (Peru) from 2016 to 2020. She has also worked in the design, implementation and evaluation of development projects with national, international and cooperation organizations. Between 2013 and 2015 she worked in the Research Centre of the Universidad del Pacífico.



To ensure a feminist future for Europe after the upcoming elections for the European Parliament, the Fierce project was created, comprising organisations from eight different European countries, including Italy. Two representatives of the innovative enterprise Smart Venice, part of the Fierce consortium, explain in detail what it is all about

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