Curriculum Vitae

Higher education

9/2004 – 10/2009 - Doctoral studies
European University Institute, PhD in Social and Political Sciences.
Dissertation: Pension Reforms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe: Legislation, Implementation and Sustainability. Supervisor: Prof. Martin Rhodes.


9/2002 – 8/2003 - Graduate studies
The London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc European Political Economy: Transition (Distinction).


10/1996 – 3/2001 - Undergraduate studies
Università degli Studi di Trieste, BSc Economics and Trade: Political Economy (110 cum laude).

Working experience

1/2019 – 4/2019
5/2017 – 12/2017
International Labour Organization (ILO) – Governance and Tripartism Department, Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit, Geneva, Switzerland. Senior Technical Officer on Social Dialogue.

1/2018 – 12/2018
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies – DIRPOLIS Institute (Institute of Law, Politics and Development), Pisa, Italy. 
Researcher.

8/2013 – 7/2016
University of Southern Denamrk – Centre for Welfare State Research, Odense, Denmark.

Assistant Professor.

4/2013 – 6/2013
Central European University – Institute for Advanced Studies (CEU-IAS), Budapest, Hungary.
Volkswagen Foundation “NewDem” Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

9/2012 – 8/2013
Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri (Turin), Italy.
Postdoctoral Fellow within the Master in Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS).

1–5/2012
University of Michigan – European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE-MI) and European Union Center of Excellence and the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE), Ann Arbor, USA.
EUI Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science.

1/2010 – 12/2011
European University Institute – Max Weber Programme – Academic Careers Observatory, Florence, Italy.
Academic assistant: management of the activities of the Academic Careers Observatory, research on educational systems, web editing, recruitment and employment of interns.

9–12/2008
European Trade Union Institute for Research, Education and Health and Safety, Brussels, Belgium. 
Stagiaire.

6–7/2006
European University Institute – Social and Political Sciences Department, Florence, Italy. 
Research assistant for Assistant Prof. Ito Peng: the Italian welfare state.

8–10/2005
European Commission – DG Enlargement – Croatian Unit, Brussels, Belgium.
Stagiaire: consultancy on Italian-Croatian-Slovenian relations.

2–8/2004
The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia – General Tax Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 
Professional and technical collaborator.