Policy Advisor, Tuscany Region EU Liaison Office, Belgium

Mariachiara is in charge of Culture & Research, Social Affairs, Migration and Youth policies at the Tuscany Region EU Liaison Office. She works on research policy advice on cultural heritage and creative industries, organising workshops and liaising with EU institutions as a contact person for European projects and initiatives of regional stakeholders and government, and representing the interests of cultural institutions and academic partners from Tuscany, developing partnerships with European regions for EU collaborative grants. She also drafts policy notes and analysis regarding research funding programmes and EU funds for social enterprises, youth organisations, Universities. Finally, she represents the office at public events, coordinating the regional participation in European networks and platforms, organising meetings in cooperation with EU institutions and regional stakeholders.