Francesca joined Demsoc in 2017 to develop our network and support for democratic innovation in Italy. Current projects include Networked European Democracy and the Incubator for Participatory Democracy.

A recent graduate in political science, Francesca has a strong interest in citizen engagement, the exceptional challenge of this century: she believes engagement would be the best answer to the lack of legitimisation and credibility that affects politics nowadays. Her ambition is to make democracy work for Italy.

Francesca lives in Pisa and is available for meetings, events and projects across the country. If you’re interested in having a conversation, please get in touch by email –