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Michela Ascani

Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria – Centro di ricerca Politiche e Bio economia

Graduated in Political Science - International Studies; post degree in European Affairs, with a training period in the Netherlands and Spain at European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). After a Phd in Sustainable Rural Development at University of Perugia, she carried out research and teaching activity at University of Perugia, Faculty of Economics, and support to management of EU projects in public and private bodies. In the last 10 years, she has been working with CREA - Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bio-economy (former Italian National Institute of Agricultural Economics – INEA), dealing with agricultural economics and policy. Main research interests: rural development policy (regional referent for Italian National Rural Network 2014-2020), EU cohesion policy and relationships with rural development processes, social farming and social inclusion, innovation policy and knowledge transfer, monitoring and evaluation of rural development policy, short agro-food chains and food networks.