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13-15 December 2023, Novi Sad

3 days-conference with a strong media coverage and high visibility

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Simona Mameli

Simona Mameli

Working group n. 3 – One continent, one environment

Policy Officer in charge of regional cooperation in South East Europe at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Unit for the Adriatic and the Western Balkans.  She got her PhD at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2018, focusing on deliberative practice as a tool for promoting inter-group conflict transformation in deeply divided societies, and specifically in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She took her Master on International and Diplomatic Sciences at the University of Bologna in 2006. As a specialist on politics of Western Balkans and regional cooperation in South East Europe, she used to work as Executive Officer at the Central European Initiative. Between 2012 and 2019 she got specialized in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the Western Balkans.  Italian mother tongue, she speaks fluently English and Serbian, French and Spanish. Her last publications include: “Minorities and reconciliation in the Western Balkans”, coedited with Sanja Kajinić, in S. Bianchini and E. Meka, The Challenges of Democratization and Reconciliation in the Post-Yugoslav Space, Nomos, Baden Baden, 2020, pp. 225–246; “For more Transparency in Deliberative Research. Implications for Deliberative Praxis”, coedited, in Journal of Public Deliberation 13:2, June 2017; Deliberation across Deeply Divided Societies: Transformative Moments, coedited, Cambridge University Press, Feb. 2017.

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