Maria Teresa (Maresa) Berliri
Maria Teresa (Maresa for short) Berliri has taken part in numerous courses and seminars on basic research at the Istituto di Studi Avanti di Rocca di Papa and the School of Sociology and Human Sciences, where, over the years, she has also held managerial and organizational positions.
In her professional capacity, she has focused on two main areas of activity. First, as a sociologist, she has carried out research, capacity and institutional building activities and knowledge management (especially in Europe and West and Central Africa) on: innovation and relations between science and society; social subjectivity on the web and privacy protection; Internet governance and digital transition; active citizenship and relations between states and citizens; women in decision making in political, scientific and entrepreneurial organizations; the promotion of policies for the eradication of poverty and social exclusion, especially in rural areas.
Secondly, for over 20 years, she worked in scientific communication, including: the technical and operational organization of several scientific and cultural events (international conferences, seminars, etc.), mostly related to the implementation of European and international projects in both Italy and abroad; the management of Internet sites; technical-scientific secretariat of networks.
She has worked with CERFE, Laboratory of Citizenship Sciences, ASDO, Aldo Moro Academy of Historical Studies, and STESAM. She has also worked with the following institutions: European Union, WHO, IFAD, UN-Habitat, IOM, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Invalsi, Operation Development, Lazio Region and Puglia Region.
For many years she has been concerned with issues related to education and school. She is engaged in various voluntary activities, particularly in the social, education and health spheres, with the Susan G. Komen Italy (on the prevention of breast cancer), with “Volontariamente” (promoting socialisation opportunities for patients suffering from minor psychiatric disorders), with “Genitori si diventa” and “Genitori che” (on issues related to parenting, education and social inclusion).