ESU welcomes a new Project Manager: Francesca Bragagnolo
Right before starting at ESU, Francesca spent six months at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, covering the position of funding coordinator. Before that, she gained experience in the wider field of education – as a stagiaire in the field of school education and multilingualism at the European Commission, as an English teacher, as a project and training coordinator for the European Federation for Intercultural Learning.
She studied Social and Cultural Anthropology in Leuven, Belgium and Venice, Italy but learnt a lot of other things through other projects in the field of theatre, video-making, map-making and alternative tourism. For instance, she worked as a volunteer for a film-school in Kibera, Nairobi; wrote a USE-IT map of her adoptive city, Brussels; cooperated with different theatre companies in Belgium and Italy; contributed to starting a project an AFS exchange program for Italian teens going to study in local schools in Mombasa, Kenya.
Francesca grew up in a small village in Italy, but has later lived in Iceland and Kenya, and in Brussels for the past eight years. She’s very excited to be working with ESU to support refugee and asylum seekers inclusion in Higher Education, and looking forward to hearing your views and ideas on the topic.