Serena is project manager and junior researcher for several EU-funded projects related to security matters. She studied at the University of Vienna, where she developed know-how, competences and skills in Jewish and Middle East Studies. In 2016 she worked in Iraq as volunteer in various refugee camps to support minorities and children escaped from ISIS. She is fluent in Italian, German, English, and has basic knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic. During 2015, she cooperated within the EU funded project ISDEP for the London Metropolitan Police and contributed to the organisation into the online campus, while from 2016 she is working on several EU-funded projects, focusing on (online) radicalisation, organized crime (OC) and terrorist network (TN) within Europe.
is a not for profit network aiming to work in the over-lapping contexts of development, humanitarian crises and human rights. Our goal is to ensure Security through a better protection of human rights and socio-political participation with a particular focus on minorities, prisoners and other vulnerable groups. We are active in the field of counter-radicalization with training courses and research activities addressing the needs of first-line practitioners from the public and private sectors all around Europe. We periodically plan proposals in the field of security, human rights and international cooperation to EU and other international funds with the support of an extended partnership that comprises all 28 EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey.