Lucio Bernardini Papalia

He graduated in law from the University of Perugia, specializes in European policies, programs and funding and obtains the diploma of "Community Operator" of SIOI (Italian Society for International Organization). He participates in training modules at the European College of Parma and completes the training course with the Brussels internship at the EC, DG XXIII Small and Medium Business. He has been working for more than 23 years, mainly in Brussels or in an international context, as senior consultant and project manager in the field of institutional relations with the EU, of European projects, policies and funding and technical assistance to Italian regions and other countries. He has been involved with SMEs, enterprises, industrial districts, districts and technology parks, clusters, research and innovation, internationalization, development cooperation, regional policies, training, technical assistance to public administration. He has worked in various organizations: chamber and confederal system, consulting firms, regions, ministries, ICE, vocational training institutes and international organizations. He was director of consulting firms and board of directors in Italian companies and international associations such as Nereus, the European Space Utilization Network, which helped to found and develop. It has created or developed expert working groups, within European networks or regional clusters, to foster cooperation between universities, research centers, businesses and public administrations. The aim of the working groups was to develop internationalization, participation in EU calls, position paper preparation, partner search, synergy between various European funds and the exchange of good practices in the following areas: space technologies , water, ICT, environment, bio-economy, culture and creative industries, agriculture, healthcare, etc. He has also organized, promoted and implemented international conferences, workshops, events, business meetings, infodays, institutional missions, brokerage, websites and web platforms, including European networks.