MA at the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan and degree in Political Science at the University of Milan. He has worked on different international cooperation projects in the Balkans. A journalist and documentary-film maker, he joined Osservatorio in 2002. He tweets at @AORossini
MA in European Project Development promoted by the Europelago Foundation and the Italian Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions. Degree in Political Science from the University of Pavia. She has researched the role of Germany's Turkish community in relation with Turkey's accession to the EU. She has worked for the Immigrants' Integration office of the municipality of Konstanz, Germany, and in the Italian Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has been at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2007.
Degree in International and Diplomatic Studies at Gorizia, University of Trieste. He has worked in the field of international cooperation in Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo and has written numerous reports published in the Italian daily and weekly press. He has been an editor at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2001.
Degree in Media Studies from the University of Trieste. He worked in the field of international cooperation in Kosovo before becoming a journalist. He has been living and working in Sofia since 2005 and in Bulgaria he has collaborated with various Italian and international media providers. He speaks Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian. Based in Sofia, he has been working for Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2006.
PhD at Dublin City University, MA in East European Studies and degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna. He is an expert on post-Soviet affairs, with research focusing in particular on de facto states and on different approaches for the bulk extraction and analysis of textual contents form the web in this context. He is the author of a text-mining package for the R programming language. He is member of the board of directors of Asiac, Italy’s academic association for the study of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Exchange student at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, and Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, Russia; he has been visiting regularly Russia and other post-Soviet countries since 2000. He speaks fluently Russian and Romanian. He tweets at @giocomai.
PhD in Political history at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies (Lucca), after a BA in Cultures and human rights and an MA in History at the University of Bologna. His main areas of expertise are European political integration and human rights; in 2016 he published the monograph Sometimes Speaking with a Single Voice. He has been working for years as an editor and author for publishing companies and as a collaborator of Il Post and VoxEurop. He works for OBCT since 2017. He tweets as @lorferr .
PhD at the European University Institute of Fiesole (Florence), degree in Political Science at the University of Milan, director of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2006. From 2003 to 2008 she held lectures on 'Eastern European studies' at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna and has taught in other university courses in Italy and abroad. She has edited several academic publications and coordinated many research projects. Her research interests focus on civil society and the transnational social dynamics of post-communism.
Luka Zanoni - Editor in chief of the registered website
Post-graduate studies in History and Philosophy at the Bocconi University after a degree in Theoretical Philosophy from the University of Milan. From 1999 to 2005 he was an editor and translator for Notizie Est-Balcani and from 2002 to 2003 he carried out editorial work for the monthly publication Balcani economia. He is a journalist, speaks fluent Serbo-Croatian and has been working for Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2001.
PhD in History at the University of Udine, Master in History of Europe at the University of Bologna. He spent research periods in different countries and worked for the Center for Advanced Studies - South Eastern Europe, the Department of History of the University of Rijeka and the University of British Columbia, where he was a lecturer of history of South East Europe. His research has been devoted to Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav history, and his articles have been published in several Italian and international academic journals. He was involved in many dissemination projects promoted by different organizations and has been collaborating with OBCT since 2009, mainly on projects focused on history, memory and the dealing with the past.
MA Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies on Eastern Europe and the Balkans at the University of Bologna. Between 2010 and 2013 she spent a research and working period in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She worked as an academic tutor at the European MA program in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe, based in Sarajevo. Her fields of expertise include human rights, gender studies and cultural policies in the Balkans. From May 2015 to April 2017 she is responsible for the Resource Centre on Media Freedom within the project "European Center for Press and Media Freedom".
PhD in History at the University of Pavia, master's degree in Political Science - International relations at the University of Bologna. From September 2012 to January 2016 he lived and worked in Albania, conducting his doctoral research on Italian-Albanian relations during communism. From 2013 to 2015 he was Tirana's correspondent for Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. He has been collaborating with various magazines, including "il Mulino", "Riforma", "Confronti", "Kosovo 2.0". He tweets at @Nicola_Pedrazzi
From 1992 to 2000 Nicole worked in international and decentralised cooperation projects in Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia. From 1992 to 1996 she worked on external affairs for Radio Popolare Network. She is interested in environmental and cooperation issues. She is a journalist and manages relations with the Italian and South-East European media, as well as with the press offices of local bodies and institutions, NGOs, associations, etc. She speaks fluent Serbo-Croatian and joined Osservatorio in 2001.
Roberta has worked in the field of on-line information focusing on social themes and human rights issues for many years. From 2001 to 2004 she has worked for Unimondo, the Italian branch of the international network 'Oneworld’. An expert in content management systems. She has been a part of the editorial staff of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2005.