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 3200 work integration social enterprises across Europe (26 members in 19 EU Member States, 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.
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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.
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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.
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Federica Rosato graduated in International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Padua. She later obtained a Master's degree in International Relations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She has five years of professional experience in managing European projects in the field of social affairs, with a particular interest in disadvantaged groups and minority protection. From 2018 to 2020 she was Migration and Integration officer at SOLIDAR, where she was, among others in charge of the advocacy and lobby activities for migrants’ rights and inclusion. During her experience in SOLIDAR, she was also responsible for activities for several projects in the field of migration and social inclusion. Previously, Federica worked as a research assistant and junior consultant at Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, where she followed the European Structural Funds and social innovation policies. She has sound skills in decision-making and policy-making analysis, as well as good skills in advocacy and awareness. At ENSIE she is responsible for project management together with the Senior Project Officer and the Director. She is also in charge of advocacy activities, mainly concerning relations with the European Parliament.
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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.
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