Damiano Pinnacchio

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Damiano Pinnacchio

I am Damiano Pinnacchio, Coordinator of the International Relations Office at Tor Vergata University of Rome.  

I have a background in economics. Over the past 15 years, I have gained experience and increasing responsibility in international cooperation. I have been a member of many working groups, coordinating some of them and developing joint projects in partnership with foreign institutions. I am an active member of many international networks as well as a participant and speaker at international events.   

At my university, I have worked very closely with the governance to develop an international strategy and translate it into practical actions.  

I am a member of the EAIE Board and a former member of the Cooperation for Development Expert Community. I have also chaired the group for international relations officers on the board of UNICA, the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe, and been a member of the Board of Experts of the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities.  

The past few years have been marked by various crises and challenges that have completely changed our habitat. Many complicated decisions had to be taken, mainly to preserve our community and the EAIE itself. Some of them were successfully managed with the help of a new approach; others had to be implemented and managed with a different vision for the future within the EAIE and in relation to external stakeholders, in order to reshape the organisation for a new reality and strengthen its position in the international education field. 

I believe that the knowledge and experience I have gained so far will allow me to give added value to the activities, policies and strategy of the EAIE as Vice-President. It would be an honour to put my knowledge and skills at the service of the EAIE in this role. 

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