Stefania Ravazzi has a PhD in Political Science and her fields of research include: Models of governance in EU, public policy, public participation, deliberative democracy and local governance (democratic innovations) in Europe. Teaching experience, research experience, a mentoring experience of PhD and MA theses, experience in managing international projects. She has experience working with civil and policy sectors. She is currently a deputy director of the Laboratory of Public Policies (Unito), director of the Research Centre on foundations and civil society (Unito), member of the Standing groups ‘Democratic Innovations’, ‘Local government and politics’ and ‘Theoretical perspectives in policy analysis’ of the European Consortium of Political Research, and a member of the Standing groups ‘Political Science and Public policy’, ‘Social movements and political participation’ and ‘Regional studies and local policies’ of the Italian Political Science Association.