Marina Cascella is the training officer at the Florence School of Regulation since September 2019. She is responsible for designing and organising tailor-made, residential and online training courses at the FSR. Her role includes liaising with partners and organisation interested in developing training courses; coordinating with course directors and instructors for the training programme, and being the point of contact for participants, faculty, and staff for training.

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

Academia / research


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Current employer

Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Work experience

  • Training Officer
    Florence School of Regulation - European University Institute - Full-time From September 2019 to Present

    Coordinating, designing and facilitating residential, online, and blended training courses of the Florence School of Regulation, as well as the tailor-made and ad-hoc training requests.

  • Project Manager
    Cooperativa Sociale il Cenacolo - Full-time From September 2018 to September 2019

    Director of 3 asylum seekersu2019 reception centers in Florence. Maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures. Managing the structures and dealing with maintenance and technical issues. Overseeing the reception conditions and asylum applications of migrants. Networking and liaising with the relevant authorities. Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports Leading, coaching and coordinating the team.

  • Asylum Seekers Protection officer
    Cooperativa Sociale il Cenacolo - Full-time From May 2016 to September 2018

    Protection coordinator of three Centri Accoglienza Straordinaria, reception centers in the area of Florence. Supporting the creation and functioning of protection, socio-cultural and legal networks. Liaising with the relevant authorities. Organizing and conducting participatory assessments, need assessments, individual meetings, and mediations. Developing and administering tools for M&E data collection.

  • Training Institute Program Officer
    Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights - Full-time From January 2016 to July 2016

    Conducting factual research and drafting briefings on human rights situations. Conducting research on the application of international human rights norms to country conditions, developments in the domestic legal systems of specific countries, and their implications for human rights. Collecting documents and drafting concept papers briefings and notes for training. Coordinating, organizing, and participating in training, and events as well as drafting materials and providing logistic support.

  • Assistant to the Director
    Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights - Full-time From May 2015 to December 2015

    Communication, liaison and networking, administration, organization and planning of events duties with a human rights focus. Brief the director for meetings, events and overseas travels Conduct research, legal and political analysis, briefings, minutes, meeting/ and presentations on human rights. Support communication work and carry out standard day-to-day liaison. Take independent decisions relating to the organisation of the work and the office of the Director.

  • Research, campaign and advocacy assistant for the Europe Team
    Amnesty International - Full-time From August 2014 to February 2015

    Research, campaign and advocacy assistant for the Europe Team. Mapping, monitoring and analyzing international press on relevant countries. Communication work e.g. Researching and disseminating information on relevant issues to Amnesty International. Assisting in drafting briefings and policy papers as well as notes for internal use. Carrying out desk research through literature review, data analysis, and reporting. Assisting with administrative tasks.


  • Master Degree in International Relations
    University of Florence From September 2010 to May 2013
  • Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management
    Higher School of University and Advanced Studies Pisa From January 2014 to April 2015
  • Bachelor Degree in International Political Science
    University of Pisa From September 2007 to June 2010

Area of expertise

Energy policy Communications Institutional/public affairs


  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish


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