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).