Alaa Ezz

Dr. Ezz has worked in the socio-economic development, environment, trade and investment fields for over 25 years during which he has designed and implemented a host of projects in the Mediterranean and Arab regions. These regional projects encompassed civil society; industry, agriculture, environment & sustainable development, investment promotion, technology transfer, trade liberalization and promotion, renewable energy and utilities, networks and information technologies, training, and media. After ten years ending up as regional director for North Africa and Middle East in the United Nations Trade and Technology Promotion System, followed by seven years as president & CEO of EnviroEgypt SAE the lead infrastructure and utilities corporation in the region, he is presently the Executive president & secretary general of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce. On the public side, Dr. Ezz is the Secretary General of the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations, the Egyptian-German Business Council, and the Association of Enterprises for Environmental Conservation, the largest environmental business NGO in the Middle East; Board member of The Association of Mediterranean Chambers “ASCAME”; the chief advisor to the chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Industries “FEI” and the chairman of the Egyptian Automobile Manufacturers Association “EAMA”; the executive board member of the German Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce; board member of the MENA Investment Promotion Committee; the Coordinator of Al-Ahram Regional Press Institute; and managing editor of Environment Today & Economy Today Magazines and Terra Viva newspaper.

Emanuele Cabras

Degree in Political Science and MBA, after several experiences as administrator and managing partner of consulting companies active in development projects financed by the European Union in the Euro Mediterranean area and Eastern Europe, currently he is director of COOPFIN spa, society financial company that deals with Microcredit, Participations and Real Services in favor of cooperatives. Through the OpenMed Association, of which he is President, he is engaged in the development of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation projects funded by the European Union. As part of the ENPI CBC MED program, among the main tasks carried out, he played a coordinating and supporting roles on behalf of several Italian and foreign institutions in the following projects: ShMILE 2 project – from experimentation to dissemination of the Ecolabel in the Mediterranean; Mediterranean diet and enhancement of traditional foodstuff – MedDiet; OPTIMED – Rationalising Mediterranean Sea Ways: from Southern-Eastern to Northern-Western ports; Green MED Initiative (GMI).

Daniele Cocco

Degree in Political Science, an expert in the design and technical and financial management of EU-funded projects in the Euro -Mediterranea. Trainer in the design and management of European projects, in particular on the methods of the Approach to the Logical Framework and Project Cycle Management. Coordinator of the OpenMed Association, of which he is also Secretary and manager of the OpenMed Pro management and reporting platform. Coordinator responsible for organizing and promoting the 2015 and 2016 editions of the “Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Summer School”. As part of the ENPI CBC MED program, he has played supporting roles on behalf of several Italian and foreign institutions in the following projects: Mediterranean diet and enhancement of traditional foodstuff – MedDiet; OPTIMED – Rationalising Mediterranean Sea Ways: from Southern-Eastern to Northern-Western ports. S & T Med – Sustainability and Tourism in the Mediterranean.

Claudia Sedda

Graduated in 2007 at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Sassari (Master of Science in Publishing, Multimedia Communication and Journalism). In 2009 she obtained a Master’s Degree in Law in European Integration and Local Government (Faculty of Law, University of Sassari and Université de Corse Pascal Paoli) and also attended intensive masters in Project Management in Cagliari and Brussels. From 2012 to 2014 she worked as Project Manager at the Municipality of Belvì (Youth in Action, Europe for Citizens and LLP Programmes) and at the Rural District BMGS LAG (Measure 4.2.1. Transnational Cooperation-EAFRD). In 2014 she founded Eurobridge, an individual company specializing in European Projects Management that she legally represents. She has been living in Gavoi, Sassari, Paris, Viterbo and Malta, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with the NPA “Immigrazione Oggi” and AWAS (Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers) in the implementation of three European projects co-financed by the EIF and ERF funds. Skilled in Youth Policies, Citizenship, Immigration and Culture.

Rossella Marocchi

Degree in Public Relationship in 2003 and a Master in International Politics in Brussels (2004), she has been working since 2004 in the field of financial, project and communication management of EU programmes and projects. Expert in EU funding instruments, project generation, EU project cycle management and financial management. In the framework of ENPI CBC MED programme she has played coordinating and project management role of following projects: FOSTErinMED (Fostering Solar Technologies in the Mediterranean Area) on behalf of Region Sardinia; NewCiMed (New Cities of the Mediterranean Area) on behalf of the Municipality of Latina. Since 2013 she has been working for Sardinia Regional Government in the field of EU territorial cooperation (in particular for the Interreg Italy-France programme), supporting as well the Europe Direct Information Centre organizing training course, activities with schools, conferences and events on EU policies and financing instruments. During her previous working experience in Tecla Association in Rome (from 2007 till 2013) she has contributed in drafting and managing EU and international projects with Mediterranean partners, organizing workshops and project activities in particular in Tunisia, Morocco and Turkey in the framework of AENEAS and Euromed programmes. 

Federica Romano

Swiss-Italian, Maturity Degree at Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz (Engadin, Switzerland), Bachelor and Masters Degree in Communication Science at Siena and Cagliari Universities and M.Sc. in International Cooperation, Finance and Development (ICO) at Unitelma-Sapienza University of Rome. Initiated her experiences in the international projects area by participating to a TAM/BAS project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development London (EBRD) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and specialized herself in the agro-food and international cooperation fields over the years (i.e. Colussi Group Milan, Siena and Grosseto Chambers of Commerce, Fondazione Qualivita etc.). Currently she works as a freelancer in the field of technical management and design of international cooperation projects in support to various public and private bodies and organizations. Among the most recent assignments, the assistance to National Olive Oil Towns Association for the coordination of the strategic project “MedDiet – Mediterranean diet and valorization of traditional products” funded under the ENPI CBC Med 2007-2013 Programme, and to Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Dept. of Transports and Dept. of Local Authorities and Urbanism, for the management of, respectively,  the projects “CIRCUMVECTIO – CIRColazione di qUalità delle Merci su VEttori nella CaTena logIstica del prOgramma” and “GRITACCESS – Grand Itinéraire Tyrrhénien Accessible” funded under Italy-France Maritime 2014-2020 Programme.

Francesca Esu

Graduated in Law from the University of Cagliari in 2006, in the same year she started to work in the field of EU Project Planning and Management in Brussels. With over a decade of experience in this field, now she works at the University of Cagliari – DICAAR providing technical assistance mainly in project design and management of new EU cooperation projects.

Gianfranco Fancello

Assistant Professor  at DICAAR – Department of Civil Engineering Environment and Architecture at University of Cagliari; his courses  are “Transport Freight and Supply Chain” (in co-teaching) and “Evaluation of Transport Projects” (Degree Laboratory) for Civil Engineering. He is General Manager of Centralabs, Centre of Excellence in Trasport of Sardinia, a consortium of companies with Universities of Cagliari and Sassari and several public and private companies in the transport area. Since 1992 he has been carrying on research activities  about  interaction between  land use and transport, human factors related to active and passive transport safety, maritime transport, freight and supply chain. He is a scientific coordinator and technical director of several national and international research projects. He is the author of 5 books and about 80 papers. He has worked with  several public administrations and some private companies for developing projects and plans in the field of transport, traffic and mobility.

Patrizia Serra

Research Fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture at University of Cagliari (Italy). She holds an MSc degree in Transport Engineering from the University of Cagliari and in 2014 she received her PhD in Transportation Economics from the University of Palermo (Italy). Her main research interests are in Maritime Networks Design, Land and Maritime Logistics, Sustainable Transportation Systems, Reverse Logistics, Decision Support Systems and KPIs for transportation management, Transportation planning, and Human Resources Optimization for port systems. Her research appears in several case studies, books and peer-review international journals. She has been working on several European and cooperation projects as responsible for the technical project management and providing her technical-scientific support in project design.

Giorgia De Gioannis

Associate Professor at the Department of Civil-Environmental Engineering and Architecture of the University of Cagliari, Italy. She teaches the academic courses of “Laboratory of Environmental-Sanitary Engineering”and “Design of Environmental Restoration and Remediation Techniques” for the Bachelor and the Master Programmes in Environmental and Land Engineering, respectively and of “Industrial Bioengineering” for the Bachelor in Industrial Biotechnology. Her research activities are mainly in the areas of municipal solid waste treatment and soil remediation with particular attention to energy and material recovery from waste. At present, her research activity is mainly aimed at biological production of hydrogen and methane from organic waste in the framework of a Waste Biorefinery concept, application of microbial electrolysis technologies; electrokinetic treatment of contaminated soils and sediments. She is author and co-authors of 80 scientific papers published on international and national journals, international and national books, proceedings of international conferences. She is Coordinator of the Research Project “Integrated system for hydrogen and methane production from municipal solid waste and treatment of residual waste process” funded by the Autonomous Sardinian Region regional law 7 August 2007, n. 7 (2016-2018). She is member of the University of Cagliari unit in the framework of the European project “GRRinPORT-Sustainable management of waste and wastewater within ports”, under the EU Cooperation Programme Italy-France Maritime 2014-2020. She is member of the Task Group “Waste Biorefinery” of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG).

Carlo Perelli

Associated Researcher at CRENoS, University of Cagliari and University of Sassari, Italy. After an interdisciplinary MA in Mediterranean Studies between Venice, Montpellier and Madrid he received his PhD at The School for Advanced Studies in Venice  Foundation,  for  a  thesis  on  the  implementation  of  sustainability  policies  in mass tourism coastal destinations. His interests are in tourism geography, planning for tourism, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Tourism Carrying Capacity Assessment (TCCA) mainly in Sardinia (Italy), Morocco and Tunisia. Recently he has been working on tourism development in Morocco and Tunisia with a focus on heritage policies and halal tourism as product diversification strategies. In parallel to research activities he has been participating as a consultant in several EU-funded projects focusing on tourism in the MENA Region and notably on the following themes: ICZM and TCCA; water management in coastal destinations and heritage tourism.

Antonio Cocco

Graduated in Political Science (International Relations), after some international experiences he obtained a Master Degree in European project management (Mape, CRENoS, University of Cagliari). As a free-lance consultant, he supports SME’s and start-up companies to apply to regional, national, European funding opportunities. Recently he has been involved in a training project related to EU project management. Nowadays he is interested about sustainability and climate variability issues. He has experience in using the Project Cycle Management and the Logical Framework methodology.


Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Summer School 2018