She is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the Department of Political Sciences, Law and International Studies (SPGI) of the University of Padua.

She teaches ‘EU Policy design and implementation’, ‘Territorial Governance and Public Policies’ and ‘Local Democracy’.

Her research interests concern the European public policies, with particular reference to issues of sustainability, environment, climate change and social cohesion, the multi-level governance and the processes of change and learning. 

She has written extensively on international journals, including Global Environmental Politics, Environmental Politics, Journal of European Integration, Journal of Common Market Studies, Policy & Society, Policy Sciences, Regional and Federal Studies.

He is a Full Professor in Political Science at the University of Padua, Research Associate of the Observatoire Social Européen (OSE) in Brussels, Chercheur associé at Sciences Po (Paris) and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Surrey.

He teaches ‘Political Science’, ‘Public Management and Multilevel Governance’.

He has written several books and edited special issues in international journals. His work on ‘Europeanization’, comparative welfare policies, populism, political consumerism and eco-social movements has been published in several international and Italian journals, including Journal of European Public Policy, European Journal for Political Research, Governance, Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, International Political Science Review, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Social Policy, Journal of Consumer Culture, Social Policy and Administration, Sustainability.


Since 2020 he is a Full Professor of European Union’s Law at the Department of Public, International and Communitarian Law (DiPIC) – School of Law of the University of Padua, of which is a member since 2004. 

Previously, he has been Référendaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union (2001-2004). He obtained his Ph.D. in International Law (International Private Law) from the University of Florence (2000).

His research interests focus on the EU Law, International Private Law and the interaction between international law, the EU law and the national laws of the EU member states.

She is a Lecturer at the University of Padua, where she teaches  ‘Women’s Human Rights’ and ‘Public Policy and Human Rights’. She has taught a course on ‘Gender Approach to the Internationalisation of Human Rights’ in the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E. MA.).

She has been conducting research activities at the University Centre for Human Rights of the same University for many years. Since 2014 she is a member of the Board of the Doctoral School in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-level Governance, University of Padua – University Centre for Human Rights.

Since 2015 she has been the University representative at the Veneto Region to the Peace and Human Rights Committee. She has been a member of and still collaborates with the Board of the Veneto Women’s Project Centre – Anti-Violence Centre of Padua (and Province). For the Council of Europe, she was appointed as a GREVIO national expert under Article 68 of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Management ‘Marco Fanno’ of the University of Padua.

Her research interests focus on environmental innovations and sustainability in business and the evolution of Italian industrial districts into global value chains.

Her work has been published in journals such as Research Policy, Business Strategy & the Environment, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, European Planning Studies. She co-edited the book ‘Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing and Innovation’ (2018) with Eleonora Di Maria and Gary Gereffi.

She is president of the European Association of Organisational and Environmental Scholars (GRONEN), part of the organising committee of the ‘Global Value Chains’ Network at the SASE conference, representative for Italy at the European International Business Association (EIBA). For more info: 

He is a Researcher at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI) of the University of Padua.

He has worked in various academic institutions (University of Michigan, University of Southern Denmark, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Central European University, Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna), international organisations and NGOs, such as the International Labour Organisation, the European Commission, the European Trade Union Institute and the Observatoire Social Européen.

His research interests focus on the study of comparative economic and social policies.

He published the monograph Pension Reforms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe: From Post-Socialist Transition to the Global Financial Crisis with Routledge in 2013, and the edited book Talking through the Crisis: Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations Trends in Selected EU Countries with Oscar Molina in 2017 for the ILO. He has also published in prestigious international journals including European Union Politics, Governance, Journal of Common Market Studies, Regulation & Governance, Socio-Economic Review, West European Politics.

Electrical engineer (1991), PhD in Energetics (1995), in 1992 he obtained a Master’s degree in Economics of Energy and the Environment from the Scuola Superiore Enrico Mattei E.N.I. and in 1993 – 1994 he was a Study Fellow at the University of Sussex in Brighton.

He teaches ‘Energy Economics and Electricity Market’ at the School of Industrial Engineering of the University of Padua.

His scientific interests range from applied economics in the energy sector, regulation of the sector, development of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

From 1993 to 2017 he collaborated with the Institute of Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment (IEFE) of the Bocconi University of Milan, on energy economics topics. In 2008 he founded with some partners the university spin-off Galileia to offer consultancy in the energy sector, closed in 2020.

From 2017 to 2020 he was Deputy Mayor of the municipality of Padua. Since October 2020 he is a council member of the Veneto region.

He graduated in 1983 with a degree in Sociology from the University of Trento where he also obtained a PhD in Sociology and Social Research. First researcher and then Associate Professor of Sociology of the Environment and Territory at the University of Trieste from 1993-2020 and with the same title from 2020 at the University of Padua. He qualified as a Full Professor in 2013 and 2019.

He is a member of the Teaching Board of the Doctorate in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Bologna 2017-2021.

He has been on the Board of the Research Network 12 ‘Environment and Society’ of ESA (2003-2017), of the scientific council section ‘Territory’ of AIS (2010-2013). He has been coordinator and member of research units of PRIN research projects (2001-2018). He has been a member of the Environment and Society network since its inception (1996), contributed to the founding of the ESA RN12 ‘Energy and Society’ working group since 2012 and has animated the ‘Fragile Areas’ Community of Practice since 2006.

Since 2015 she has been an Associate Professor of Administrative Law in the Department of Public, International and European Union Law at the University of Padua.

After graduating in Law (University of Padua, 2001), she obtained a PhD in Constitutional Law (University of Ferrara, 2006) and spent research periods at several European institutions (Max-Planck-Institute for comparative public Law, Heidelberg 2007-2008; Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2009; University of Reading, 2011; Universidad de Alicante, 2019). She was a visiting professor at the Julius Maximilian Universität Würzburg (2015-16) and since 2017 a lecturer at the University of Innsbruck.

Her research interests include administrative and constitutional law, in particular environmental, urban and cultural heritage law as well as digital administration law.

She is an Associate Professor of Political Science (with first-rank qualification).

She teaches ‘Governance and Public Policy Evaluation’, Performance and Service ‘Quality Evaluation and Policy Evaluation’ at The School of Economics and Political Science, University of Padua. Since 2019, she has held a teaching workshop on ‘Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development Goals – Targets and Indicators’. She is scientific director of the Interregional Master’s Degree Level II – PISIA – Innovation, Design and Evaluation of Policies and Services – Agenda 2030 – Unipd.

She is a scientific responsible for several projects (PON REACT – Energy Governance for Future (G4F): Public participation, dialogue and social acceptance as drivers of energy transition and climate neutrality; EPCoS – Clean Energy and Sustainable Communities – Levi-Cases Centre; Erasmus + Partner Nudge My Tour).

She is a consultant to the Veneto Region for the drafting of the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (July 2020).

She has published numerous articles in international and Italian journals on regional and local environmental and sustainability issues, including Sustainability, Environmental Policy and Governance, Review of Policy Research and Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche.

She is a Researcher in Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology, University of Padua.

Her research interests concern consumption, digital innovations and educational cultures.

Since 2012 she has been a member of the Observatory on Consumer Strategies of Italian Families at the University of Verona. In Italy she has carried out research activities by participating in national and international projects as a research fellow, local unit manager and coordinator. Abroad, she spent a visiting period at the University College of London during her PhD and three periods as a research visiting scholar at Boston University and Brown University.

Her most recent publications include: Transformers. Le metamorfosi digitali delle imprese del Nord Est (with D. Marini, Guerini, 2021) and Gli aspetti sociali del wellness (with A. Maturo, FrancoAngeli, 2021).

She is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI) of the University of Padua. Previously, she worked as a research fellow at the Cà Foscari University of Venice in the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage and at the Centre for Environmental Humanities and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany).

Interested in issues related to environmental sustainability and European policies, her current research focuses on “sustainable welfare” and the emergence of eco-social policies at the European, national and local levels.

She has published articles on the implementation of environmental policies, with particular reference to waste management, environmental attitudes of citizens and leaders, and on various issues related to European and global environmental governance in journals such as Earth System Governance, Ecology and Society, Contemporary Italian Politics, Italian Political Science Review, European Policy Analysis.