Giorgia Nesti

I graduated in Political Science at the University of Padua and gained a PhD in European and Comparative Politics at the University of Siena. I am Assistant Professor of EU policy-making at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies at the University of Padova. I also teach European Union Politics at the Master in European Integration: policies and community planning.

My research interests cover European policies for electronic communications and technological innovation. I’ve been working for fifteen years on national and European regulation of telecommunications, e-government, digital agenda and innovation in public administration. My current research is in the area of smart cities as a new way to imagine local governance and policy-making through innovative ideas and tools.

I am the scientific co-ordinator of the research project Assessing gender mainstreaming in the governance of smart cities: approaches and tools and Smart cities and models of PPPs, both funded by the University of Padova.

My publications include: La dimensione regionale nelle politiche dell’Unione Europea per la Società dell’Informazione (with C. Padovani), in P. Messina (ed.), Sistemi Locali e Spazio Europeo, Roma, Carocci, 2003; La Società dell’Informazione in Europa: attori, interessi e relazioni nel policy-making dell’UE, Padova, Cleup, 2005; Communication and (e)democracy: assessing the eDemocracy discourse in Europe (with C. Padovani and A. Tuzzi), in B. Cammaerts and N. Carpentier (eds), Reclaiming the media. Communication rights and democratic media roles, Bristol: Intellect, 2007; E-democracy and Italian Public Administration: New Media at the Service of Citizens (with C. Valentini), in M. Ardizzoni and C. Ferrari (eds), Beyond Monopoly. Contemporary Italian Media and Globalization, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2010; Indipendenza e credibilità. Istituzioni, imprese e consumatori nella regolazione (con M.S. Righettini), Carocci, 2014; Genere, Governance e Smart Cities: lo stato dell’arte (con V. Rettore), Atti del Convegno Donne e Scienza, CNR Irpps, 2015 (forthcoming).

Valentina Rettore

I have a degree in Sociology from the University of Trento and gained my PhD in Sociology of Cultural Phenomena and Regulatory Processes at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. I teach Sociology at the University of Padova, where I also collaborate with the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology. I am currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies in the project Assessing gender mainstreaming in the governance of smart cities: approaches and tools.

My research interests range from Smart Cities and their intersections with the gender approach to organizational analysis of health care institutions. I am also interested in the process of knowledge development, relationships between adults and children, feeding practices, mental health, prostitution, social bonds and intimacy, gender, conciliation of family and work, differences and inequalities, and the sociology of emotions.

Nicoletta Parise

I graduated with a MA in Statistical Science from the University of Padova. Since then I have collaborated with several research institutes and centers, such as the University of Padua, the International Training Centre of I.L.O., Cà Foscari University, Observa Science and Society, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe), etc.

I am currently involved in a number of research projects at the University of Padua, which are developed by the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, the Inter-departmental Research Centre “Giorgio Lago” and the Centre on environmental, ethical, legal and social decisions on emerging technologies (CIGA).

My research interests focus on the statistical techniques and methods useful for supporting decision-making. More specifically, I have developed skills in evaluation and social research, in particular with regard to the needs analysis, qualitative and quantitative measures, data collection design and delivery.

I have an extensive experience (almost 20 years) in the assessment of public interventions in the field of health and social services, while more recently my interests focus on the topic of Smart Cities and concern methods and tools needed to enhance innovation and developing processes. In fact, in the projects “Assessing gender mainstreaming in the governance of smart cities: approaches and tools” and “Smart cities and models of PPPs” I’m involved in the design of data collection and in the development of sets of indicators to be used for assessing processes, outputs, outcomes and impacts.

My publications include: “The perception of food quality. Profiling Italian consumers”, Appetite Volume 89, 2015 (with G. Mascarello, A. Pinto, S. Crovato, L.Ravarotto); “L’impatto della valutazione della didattica sull’Università: il caso dell’Ateneo patavino”, Rassegna italiana di valutazione, 2005 (with L. Bernardi e S. Campostrini); “A Multicentre Study of Patient Survival, Disability, Quality of Life, and Cost of Care among AIDS Patients in Northern Italy in 1994 and 1998”, Pharmacoeconomics, 2003 (with A Tramarin, S Campostrini, MJ Postma, G Calleri, K Tolley, F de Lalla); La misura della partecipazione al lavoro in Italia: presupposti e problemi metodologici di un approccio “time use”, Economia e lavoro, XXXV,1, 39-60, 2001 (with U.Trivellato, A. Giraldo, S.Campostrini).

SCiGov collaborates with Paolo Graziano from Department SPGI, Francesca Helm and Claudia Padovani from Next Generation Global Studies and with Lorenza Perini from CIRSG.