Our Team

Patrizia Bussi

Patrizia Bussi

Director

Patrizia Bussi

Patrizia Bussi studied at the business management Faculty of the Turin University (Italy). She is the Director of the European Network of Social Integration Enterprise (ENSIE), representing social enterprises and especially more than 3000 work integration social enterprises across Europe (30 members in 21 EU Member States, as well as Azerbaijan, Serbia and Moldavia), aiming to contribute to sustainable development through different actions such as creating links between the job market and the social integration of disadvantaged risk-groups by improving their employment opportunities and productivity, and promoting the economic viability of social enterprises and the integration and reinforcement of their role in the general economic landscape.

During her time in ENSIE, she has also worked for two Italian social economy enterprises: the Consorzio Sociale Abele Lavoro and the A-type social cooperative Stranaidea. Since 2012 she is a member of the European Commission expert group on social business (GECES), member of the working group on the role of clusters and similar forms of business cooperation, she was also member of the GECES’s Social Impact Measurement sub-group and member of the Italian GECES group, Gruppo Multilaterale sull’imprenditoria sociale. Since 2014 she has represented ENSIE in the Structured Dialogue with European Structural and Investment Funds' partners group of experts (ESIF SD) of the European Commission.

Since the beginning of 2019 she is Vice-President of Social Economy Europe.

Contact: patrizia.bussi@ensie.org, +32 (0) 496 87 22 12

Aziza Yussupova

Aziza Yussupova

Policy Officer

Aziza Yussupova

Aziza Yussupova is graduated in international relations, diplomacy and conflicts resolution from the Belgian university (Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL). She has broad experience in managing teams and projects with different target groups through the management of the EaSI programme of the European Commission and other EU projects. She gained more than five years of experience working in the human rights domain through her voluntary involvement in Amnesty International’s activities and local groups. She joined the ENSIE team in 2018 as a Policy Officer. She helps in developing constructive working relationships with key influential bodies in the European Commission and national Member States to gain their support for programs and policies linked to the social inclusion and the fight against poverty. She is the person in charge for the monitoring of the EU policies and tools as the Youth Guarantee and the European Solidarity Corps. She is also the representative of ENSIE in the advisory board of the European Solidarity Corps Research Center. In addition, she has the responsibility to monitor and evaluate the European Semester process, the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights principles and the Sustainable Development Goals. Finally, she is the person in charge of the measurement of the Social Impact of WISEs/social enterprises.

Contact: azizam.yussupova@ensie.org, +32 (0) 470 85 09 19

Martina Paterniti

Martina Paterniti

Project Officer

Martina Paterniti

Martina Paterniti got a Bachelor degree in International and diplomatic science at University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum (Italy) and a Master degree in European Studies at Université Catholique de Louvain and Université Saint Louis-Bruxelles (Belgium). She worked for more than 3 years at EURACTIV, a pan-European media publishing on European affairs, as European Projects Manager. She has experience in managing projects in the framework of the LIFE programme, H2020, IMCAP, Cohesion Policy, REC programme, Erasmus+. She also worked as independent bid writer in collaboration with Comunicazione EUROPE NET, responsible for drafting technical and financial parts of project proposals addressed to EACEA and CHAFEA. Today, Martina is Projects Officer at ENSIE, responsible for managing three Erasmus+ projects as well as following policy dossiers linked to digitisation, skills and European Education area.

Contact: martina.paterniti@ensie.org, +32 (0) 478 15 33 88

Flore De Pauw

Flore De Pauw

Policy Officer

Flore De Pauw

Flore holds a Bachelor in Social Work (Artevelde Hogeschool) and a Master in International Relations (University of Antwerp). She has been active in the field of social affairs: first as an intern at the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva (with a focus on ILO), then as a political advisor at the Belgian Federal Parliament. She started working as a policy officer at ENSIE in March 2022 as a maternity replacement. At ENSIE, she focuses, among other things, the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU Semester, she will be also managing the WISEs4Youth project. She has a special interest in the just transition, decent work and youth empowerment.

 

Contact: flore.depauw@ensie.org,  +32 (0) 491 52 71 66 

Caterina Grimaldi

Caterina Grimaldi

Administrative Assistant

Caterina Grimaldi

Caterina Grimaldi holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the Italian university ‘Roma Tre’ of Rome.She gained experience in the field of European funds thanks to her internship at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, during which she participated in the implementation of regional projects financed by the European Social Fund (ESF). She worked for one year as a European Projects assistant at a European non-profit organization, taking part in the design and development of projects aimed at integrating vulnerable target groups into the world of culture and sport. She has broad experience in many voluntary activities in Italy and abroad, mainly with homeless people, people with disabilities and refugees. She joined the ENSIE team in April 2022 as an Administrative Assistant, she is in charge  of organizing ENSIE events and managing the financial and administrative aspects of the ENSIE team.

Contact: caterina.grimaldi@ensie.org, +32 (0)4 70 11 46 91 

Pauline Bonino

Pauline Bonino

Communication & Policy Officer

Pauline Bonino

Pauline Bonino is graduated in History and political sciences. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, on France and the European Convention on Human Rights 1949-1981 and she graduated from the College of Europe in Natolin (Poland). Prior working at ENSIE, she worked at the European Association of Elected representatives from Mountain Regions as a policy and project officer. There, she gained experience in project management, communication and EU policies. Alongside those experiences, she taught history and EU politics and policies in various universities. She started working at ENSIE in August 2019 as a Communication Officer, in this position, she is in charge of the development and the implementation of internal and external communication for ENSIE. She is also responsible for the Communication and Dissemination for the B-WISE and NET-WORKS projects.

Contact: pauline.bonino@ensie.org, +32 (0) 492 79 53 92

Sehida Pala

Sehida Pala

Intern

Sehida Pala

Sehida Pala holds a Bachelor's degree in Social and Human Sciences from the University of Mons (Belgium) and a Master's degree in Political Science and International Relations (security, peace and conflict) from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium). She is currently doing a Specialised Master in EU Interdisciplinary Studies at the Institute for European Studies of the Free University of Brussels. Her previous professional and volunteering experiences have been guided by her passion for social causes such as democracy, active participation of youth in society, gender equality, discrimination and human rights. She joined ENSIE to assist the team in managing European projects, as B-WISE and Net-Works, and following EU policies. 

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