Damiano Pinnacchio

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Damiano Pinnacchio

My name is Damiano Pinnacchio, coordinator of the International Relations Office at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. I have a background in economics and cooperation. In the job market I gained an experience over 15 years of progressively growing responsibilities in the international cooperation field. I was member of many working groups (and coordinate some of them) that developed joint projects in education and research, in partnership with Institutions located in Africa, Asia, East Europe, Latin America and Russia. In my university, I was a member of a group that fostered the process of internationalisation at home, the deveIopment of curricula in English as well as a development of dual degree programmes and mobility for students and academics incoming and outgoing in the countries below. As representative of my university I was, and I am, active member and participate in the meetings of many international networks (such as UNICA, Coimbra Group of Brazil, EUA, BRICS, YERUN and others) as well as projects referent of Erasmus Mundus as Techno I and II, Ibrasil, Bemundus and others. I believe that my extensive knowledge and experience in this field allow me to give value added to the discussion and to the activities of the EAIE Expert Community Cooperation for Development Steering group, as a member. It would be an honour to be able to use my knowledge and skills to serve the EAIE in this capacity.