Clara is a Resident Fellow at the GGI's Global Justice Unit, where she develops strategic partnerships and collaborative projects for research and capacity-building in this area. She has a background in teaching and higher education management. From 2019 – 2021 she worked as a Lecturer and Project Manager at the European Institute for Public Administration in Maastricht, The Netherlands where she was also in charge of the Annual European Public Sector Award.
She is also a PhD Researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University in The Hague. Her thesis focuses on the evaluation of strategies to counter human trafficking and labour exploitation in Europe. In her free time, she volunteers for national and international NGOs. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Clara holds an MPhil in Psychology from the University of Manchester (UK) as well as an M.A. and a B.A. from the University of Bologna (Italy).
The European Network on Teaching Excellence (E-NOTE) is a project funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership framework. The project brings together university managers, teaching faculty, support staff, PhD supervisors, students and education experts to advance exchanges and best practices in relation to “teaching excellence”. The project examines “teaching excellence” at undergraduate and graduate teaching levels as well as in the context of PhD supervision. In addition, the project addresses core issues related to teaching excellence in the post-Covid19 context, including best practices in physical, online and hybrid teaching realms. E-NOTE will organize trainings and workshops, will release a wide range of reports and seeks to prepare a blueprint for a European Certificate of Teaching Excellence (ECTE)
2-year Research Project on how the relationship between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council can be strengthened in the fields of human rights, energy dialogue, global governance, the Middle East Peace Process and Education. Lead Section: GGI’s Peace and Security Section;