MADRID, 2o March 2020
In quarantine but working!
With Social Change School ready to start our online training weekend with the students of PMC Master
Proud to still attempt to change reality with such a great group of motivated people!
More info about the MASTER IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION here
ROME, 13 March 2020
MARACAY (VENEZUELA), 6 February 2020
Today at 4h00 P.M (Madrid GMT) on Radio Energia 100.5 FM channel, with Un Grano de Arena to talk about Migration, Human Rights and Venezuela
MADRID, 29 January 2020
Today I officially joined the Ibero-American Observatory on Human Mobility, Migration and Development (OBIMID) of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas
A new path of sharing, research, study, dissemination, and awareness of themes concerning one of the most debated social dynamics of our time.
ROME, 27 January 2020
My article for Il Fatto Quotidiano released today on Juan Guaidó’s European tour
ROME, 24 January 2020
Starting the First Meeting of Social Change School from the editions December 2019 of the Masters PMC, HOPE and FRAME. More than 50 people ready to be the #changemakers of the future!
Are you ready to impact?
MADRID, 22 January 2020
Today was a particularly symbolic day. I did a 4-hour class on the Nonviolent Transcendence of Conflicts in the specialization course on “Management and Prevention of International Conflicts”. The course is taught by the Carlos III University of Madrid in collaboration with the Spanish Army War School, where I was based today. Talking about Galtung, Lederach, nonviolence, positive peace and conflict transformation techniques in a space like this, was really gratifying.
ITALY, 20 January 2020
Today, my new mentoring program has been officially launched, aimed at all those who want to approach the world of cooperation. A great job with ONG 2.0, to continue opening the doors of this complex and fascinating sector to everyone – SERVIZIO DI MENTORING: COME ORIENTARSI NELLA COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE
ROME, 9 January 2020
Today published in Il Fatto Quotidiano my article about the relations between Venezuela and Iran and the possible consequences after the murder of Soleimani by the United States of America. Here the article.
CARACAS, 2 January 2020
Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian (Director of the Department of Social Inclusion of the OAS) has made a chronic history for Caracas Chronicles of the events that characterized the Venezuelan migration flow in 2019.
Among the important events of the year that has just ended, the launch of the interactive map that I created to inform about the death of migrant and refugee Venezuelan women is also noted. It is a pride and a responsibility to continue this great research and dissemination work so as not to make this massacre silenced. Here the article
ROME, 12 December 2019
The Democrazia e sicurezza magazine of the Università Roma Tre has published my article focusing on the Venezuelan migration exodus – “Venezuela, migrazione e rifugio: i numeri dell’esodo”. From this link, it is possible to download the document (in Italian)
This collaboration was born with my participation as a speaker at the congress on Venezuela held by the same university in May 2019. In 2020 I will have the pleasure of being part of the scientific committee that will organize the second congress on the subject. The dates for the event are May 18, 19 and 20, 2020.
BERGAMO (Italy), 4 December 2019
The new agreement established with the publisher “Aut Aut edizioni” for the publication of my new book in 2020.
“Directly from the new editorial staff of Bergamo, we welcome Diego Battistessa, Latin American specialist and researcher at the Carlos III University of Madrid onboard Aut Aut Edizioni! We are already working on the revision of the text and soon we will tell you many new details!”
ROME, 4 December 2019
BOLOGNA (Italy), 29 November 2019
Do not lose this chance. You have time to apply until December 20 (13 for scholarships). I wait for you from March 7 to 10, 2020 in Rome.
ASSISI (Italy), 26 November 2019
Today in the Conciliation Hall (Palace of the Priors) in Assisi, invited by SIOI in this wonderful city to talk about Human Rights and SDG. The XVIII edition of the course “teaching human rights”, testimony of the #Sioi commitment to the dissemination of the fundamental principles of civil coexistence in our society.
In Assisi, the cradle of the Peace dialogue, to talk about Peace, building Peace.
ROME, 24 November 2019
This collaboration continues with Il Fatto Quotidiano, who on the eve of November 25 (world day to raise awareness against violence against women, created in memory of the Mirabal sisters) publishes my research on the death of migrant and refugee Venezuelan women . This article is the result of a virtuous synergy between activism, university, and journalism.
CARACAS, 23 November 2019
ROME, 22 November 2019
BARCELONA (Spain), 20 November 2019
PARIS, 15 and 16 November 2019
MANAGUA, 14 November 2019
Yesterday I published this article in the magazine “cuaderno jurídico y político” of the Polytechnic University of Nicaragua (Upoli). I had written it before the social outbursts in Haiti, in Chile, in Ecuador and in Bolivia. In this paper I raise the idea that the path of nonviolence and the trascendence of the conflict, already successfully applied in Latin America by Johan Galtung, can be a decisive tool for the region.
Thanks to Mario Isaías Tórrez for the opportunity
MADRID, 13 November 2019
ROME, 12 November 2019
My research on Migration and Gender focused on the cases of death of Venezuelan migrant and refugee women, has been published by Corriere di Roma. Thanks to Suela Gjoni and the Director of the newspaper for the interest shown in my work and for the availability. I feel very satisfied.
ROME, 11 November 2019
MADRID, 9 November 2019
This afternoon, at 7:00 pm, in the independent bookstore Sin Tarima Libros I will have the pleasure, the responsibility and the pride of presenting the book “A world against the Walls”. A collective work, in which I wrote a chapter on aporophobia, referring to the great work of Professor Adela Cortina. On the day that marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we would like to talk about a world without walls, about countries that do not surround their borders with wires, about politicians who do not use fear and ignorance to foster hate and violence. But the reality is not this. And precisely because it is urgent, today more than ever, to combat the dominant narration of fear, division, and discrimination, that spaces such as these promoted and promoted by Sodepaz Solidaridad Desarrollo, Caravana Abriendo Fronteras, BDS Madrid, and Desarma Madrid, are of vital importance.
ITALY, November 2019
The Centro e Rivista Confronti It has given me the possibility of publishing in the number 11 – 2019. the investigation of the migrant and refugee Venezuelan women’s deaths abroad. I am deeply grateful to Claudio Paravati for having welcomed with commitment and interest the possibility of this collaboration
ITALY, 31 October 2019
Thanks to AMIStaDeS, a platform of studies, analysis and geopolitical reflection for having published my article on the Bolivian situation after the elections held in the country on October 20. The article (in Italian) is available in this link – Bolivia ed Evo Morales: un binomio che dura da 14 anni
ITALY, 24 October 2019
Presentations throughout all Italy for the twenty-ninth edition of the Immigration Statistical Dossier, carried out by IDOS – Center for Studies and Research on Immigration with the Study Center and Magazine Confronti and support of Otto per Mille Valdese – Union of Methodist and Waldensian churches.
A big Pride for me, to have written about Latin America in this wonderful project – “Migrating from the North Triangle to the USA: a caravan of dreams and hope against the wall of Donald Trump”
MILAN, 20 October 2019
On Radio Popolare my speech to help Italian people to better understand what is going on in Chile
MILAN, 19 October 2019
On Radio Popolare my speech to help Italian people to better understand what is going on in Cataluña
ITALY – 16 October 2019
Thanks to the organization Il Grande Colibrì for giving space to this investigation that denounces the cases of Venezuelan migrant and refugee women, killed abroad. As Bachelet wrote in his July 4, 2019 report, women in Venezuela are still suffering in a harder and more terrible way, the complex humanitarian crisis facing the country. My duty as an academic and activist for human rights is not to forget them.
CARACAS – 15 October 2019
Confirmed my participation in the LXIX convention of ASOVAC (Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Science) to be held from November 20 and 22 at the Andrés Bello Catholic University. I will participate by presenting my research on the cases of Venezuelan migrant and refugee women killed abroad, in a space that I myself have helped organize: “Cyber Sesión sobre la Diáspora: una mirada interdisciplinar sobre el fenómeno”
MADRID – 2 October 2019
Great satisfaction by the webinar made together with Social Change School in which we talked about how to build a professional career in the humanitarian sector. Don’t miss the recording of the event. A free ad hoc class with great professionals from the sector such as Tirso Puig de la Bellacasa and Alessandro Zito.
WASHINGTON – 1 October 2019
Today in Caracas Chronicles, the Director of the Department of Social Inclusion of the OEA in Washington, Betilda Muñoz Pogossian, released the research I carried out this summer together with the lawyer Jassir Heredia Blanco on the gender impact in the Venezuelan diaspora. I cannot hide the satisfaction and pride for such a result.
ITALY – 19 September 2019
BOGOTÁ – 17 September 2019
Interview released to UN Radio – UNIMEDIOS, (the radio of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sitio Oficial) in the program UN Análisis (Franja Internacional) to talk about the actual political situation in Italy.
Bogotá frequency – Program registration:http://unradio.unal.edu.co/nc/detalle/cat/un-analisis-franja-internacional/article/17-de-septiembre-16.html
Interview from minute 17:40 to mnute 24:31
CARACAS – 16 September 2019
Today I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Sociologist Tomás Páez on the Radio Caracas Radio program “La Voz de la diáspora” to talk about my research published by El País on September 4. Here you can find the recording of the interview (1 hour) and on this link, the research published by El País: https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/09/02/planeta_futuro/1567434636_760205.html
BOGOTÁ – 10 September 2019
Interview released to UN Radio – UNIMEDIOS, (the radio of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sitio Oficial) in the program UN Análisis (Franja Internacional) to talk about the research published by El País telling the tragedy of Venezuelan women who find death outside their country.
Bogotá frequency – Program registration: http://unradio.unal.edu.co/nc/detalle/cat/un-analisis-franja-internacional/article/10-de-septiembre-15.html
Interview from minute 34:40 to minute 42:18
MADRID – 4 September 2019
This summer I did a research project on the gender impact in the Venezuelan diaspora. I produced a map showing the cases of Venezuelan migrant and refugee women killed abroad. Today, El País published it.
If you are part of organizations, magazines or media in general, interested in funding, disseminating or collaborating on the project, please contact me at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CECINA – from 4 to 7 September 2019
After a long American parenthesis, I start again with the appointments in Italy. See you in Cecina from 4 to 7 September at the MIA – International Antiracist Meeting. A meeting not to be missed with workshops, exhibitions, practical exercises, conferences, work tables and much more. My activities are scheduled on the 6th and 7th from 15h00 to 16h30, but I advise you not to miss anything of this important and historic appointment with the solidarity: an appointment that celebrates 25 years of presence on the territory!
Download the program here and sign up for the activities!
ROME – 31 July 2019
It starts today a new and stimulating challenge as Director of the Course for International Careers that will take place within the International Careers Festival in Rome.
I will wait for you in Rome!
Wake UP, move your idea!!
PADUA- 30 May 2019
Happy and honored to be able to talk about the situation of Venezuela in a prestigious space as the one organized by the University of Padua and its department of Political Sciences, Legal and International Studies . The meeting is open to all, in the beautiful setting of the Ruzante Theater. Do not miss it! https://ilbolive.unipd.it/it/event/venezuela
MADRID – 22 and 23 May 2019
A pleasure to have the possibility to teach one more time to the students of Master en Acción Solidaria Internacional y de Inclusión Social at University Carlos III in Madrid.
ROME – 6, 7 and 8 May 2019
A pleasure to be invited to the Roma Tre University to share what I have learned about the Venezuelan situation during these years of academy and field work as a humanitarian worker. A responsibility and a commitment to represent the “Francisco de Vitoria” Institute of International and European Studies of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, presenting the current situation in Venezuela regarding Migration and Asylum Seekers.
MADRID – 03 April 2019
My article on the battle of Domenico Lucano and the Riace project, published in the “V Culture of Peace notebook ” of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and sponsored by UNESCO – “Migraciones, Seguridad y derecho: Una relación compleja en busca de un difícil equilibrio”
I feel an immense joy in having given my contribution to this book.
Download the publication for free from the link below.
TURIN – 18 March 2019
Today begins the online course that I will carry out with ONG 2.0 “PROFESSIONE COOPERANTE: da dove cominciare.”
Dates: March 18 and 25, April 1 (from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm).
The central focus will be the tools to be oriented in the sector and, above all, we will provide the participants with a “compass” that will allow them to capture the multiple job opportunities. During the sessions, we will learn how and where to find job offers, how to establish the appropriate methods to approach the organizations of the sector and how to improve the different “routes” of each participant.
For information and registration click on the following link:
ROME – 17 March 2019
In #Rome, invited by Social Change School to teach Conflict Negotiation to the students of the master in Project Cycle Management (PCM). It is always a great pleasure sharing knowledge with students that are learning and improving themself, to built tomorrow a better world for everyone of us. #Socialchangeschool make the difference.
ROME – from 9 to 12 March 2019
A beautiful and intense experience in Rome, working as an International Career Coach and Faculty Advisor in the tenth edition of the International Career Festival, celebrated last week. In these pictures I’m with a group of participants of the International Career Course where I have talkeed about International cooperation and also about Conflict Negotiation in No Profit Sector.
I really want to say thanks to all these incredible students coming all over around the world that share with me their ambitions, purposes and dreams. Was a privilege for me met you in this event in #Rome.
ROME – 5 March 2019
See you from 9 to 12 March in #Roma to talk about job opportunities in the international cooperation sector at the 10th edition of the International Careers Festival
See you in #Rome talking about Job opportunities in international cooperation sector
ROME – 26 February 2019
The event, which takes place periodically in Rome at the SIOI headquarters, was conceived as a tool to guide young people on the potential that the International Relations sector can offer in terms of work, training and education.
On this occasion we will talk about Diplomatic Career, International Cooperation and Italy-USA exchanges.
TURIN – 21 February 2019
A free webinar is coming with tips and advices for those who are looking for a job or want to take their first steps in the world of international cooperation. I will be connected live and ready to respond to doubts and questions about cooperation! Participating is free, just sign up here: http://www.ong2zero.org/blog/corsi/webinar-gratuito-vorrei-cooperante-21-febbraio-2019/
CHIAVENNA – 26 January 2019
Local press is presenting my book: “Vorrei fare il cooperante. Come trasformare un sogno in una professione” uscito su Centro Valle Giornale di Sondrio
Buy your copy of the book on Graphofeel editions website:
PISA – 18 December 2018
On the occasion of the International Migrant Day 2018, I participated in an event promoted and organized by CISP – Centro Interdisciplinare Scienze per la Pace – UNIPI , l’ Unità Migranti in Italia, Movimento dei Focolari Italia and Associazione Salus
It is necessary to start from the territory, to organize hope and to make our voice heard in a moment in which it advances, without stopping, a banality of the evil that we have already known in the past.
“Fraternity is not a principle, it is a life’s style”
ROME – 13 December 2018
Video interview in Rome, realized by Diego Maria Ierna, co-founder of Job4good for the launch of my guide for those who want to work in international cooperation sector, ebook version
ROME – 13 December 2018
Beautiful projects ended, projects that contribute to claim the fundamental role played by women in history. Today for the first time I met in #Roma, Dr. Maddalena Celano, a tireless human rights activist and author of these two volumes that I hold in my hands. These books represent an act of revolutionary justice against the figure of Manuela Saenz Aizpuro, the one who accompanied Simon #Bolivar in the long struggle for the liberation of much of South America, from the Spanish colonial yoke. Participating in this project as a Latin American expert and giving my contribution to the translation of the correspondence between the two revolutionary lovers, filled me with pride and satisfaction. Thanks to Maddalena for her efforts to bring #Italia a bit of that continent that I love so much.
Manuela Sáenz: l’altro volto dell’Indipendenza ispanoamericana: Simón Bolívar e Manuela Sáenz: corrispondenza intima,ISBN: 978-6202086035 – Edizioni Accademiche Italiane, agosto 2018)
Manuela Sáenz Aizpuru. Il femminismo rivoluzionario oltre Simón Bolívar, ISBN 9788899913571 – ARAS edizioni, 2018
ROME – 12 and 13 December 2018
Two intense days at SIOI, together with the students of the #Master in International Relations and Human Rights Protection, speaking and talking about the great themes of our time: #Migrations and Human Rights and #Business and Human Rights.
It was really inspiring to see so many young people ready to become dynamizers of another possible world.
#HumanRights #Rome #Sioi #unaitaly #training #thirdsector
PISA – 5 December 2018
A really intense day yesterday in #Pisa, a day in which I was able to met incredible people who spend every day to make Italy a better place. Thanks to Wahiba Bessakta, president of the Unità Migranti in Italia, to Rocco Altieri, a great intellectual, a master of non-violence and director of the Gandhi Center, to Umberto Mugnaini, an international activist, a social businessman and a citizen committed to the local territory, and finally to William Frediani, with whom I could spend little time but of great quality and intensity. Days like yesterday remind me of the importance of networking, of creating active resistance to the new threats of this Italy that seems to be drifting. I would like to point out to you 3 books from these friends that I recommend you go and look for in the bookstores.
E-book for people who wants join the international cooperation sector
ROME – 30 November 2018
It is with pride, satisfaction and also a certain emotion that I share with you this project realized with:
“An agile and up-to-date guide for those wishing to enter the world of international cooperation. All the information needed to choose the most effective training, to orientate among NGOs, to fully understand the concrete prospects of a fascinating and rich profession growth opportunities. ”
Buy the book for 6.99 euros on the website of Graphofeel edizioni
MADRID – 23 November 2018
A pleasure to return to Madrid and be able to talk about Migration Human Rights in the Máster en Acción Solidaria Internacional y de Inclusión Social – UC3M of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Thanks to the “Francisco de Vitoria” Institute for inviting me and a wonderful group of students to be so attentive and participatory throughout the session.
SAN SALVADOR – 01 November 2018
Today I had the opportunity to give a conference in the Faculty of Law of the Utec Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador , talking about important issues in the era in which we live as are migrations and human rights. Thanks to Professor Sandra Majano for inviting me and all the students present. Another world is possible!
SAN SALVADOR – 25 October 2018
Aqui os dejo el programa radio de la noche del jueves 25 de octubre, Sembrando Futuro, en el que pude conversar sobre ODS, Cooperación Interancional, Migracion y Derechos Humanos. Gracias a la UCA El Salvador y al Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la UCA – Idhuca para la invitación y a YSUCA 91.7 FM para ofrecerme este espacio. Ha sido un placer coincidir con Maria Luisa, Marielos, Karen, Eneco y Martin.
MIAMI – 01 October 2018
From today you can also find me among the allies of the American and Venezuelan NGO Un Grano de Arena
I’m trying to contribute with my ” grain of sand” to build a more just, equal and equitable world.
SAN JOSÉ (Costa Rica) – From 24 September to 4 October 2018
MADRID – 15 September 2018
Now I can officially share the news: I have received and accepted a new assignment that fills me with enthusiasm and gratification: International Director for the Americas.
A new challenge begins! Thanks to Social Change School for the confidence shown to me, (especially to the president and friend Marco Crescenzi). I feel that I am given an important responsibility and at the same time a great opportunity that allows me to combine two strong passions: training in the field of cooperation and Latin America.
QUITO – 07 September 2018
A pleasure to share this space with the students of the “especialización en abogacía del estado del IAEN – La Universidad de Posgrado del Estado”. Thanks to Natalia Mora for the invitation.
En el #NuevoIAEN se realizó el Conversatorio de Empresas y Derechos Humanos, organizado por el Centro de Derechos y Justicia. Contó con la conferencia del experto en Cooperación Internacional, Diego Battistesa, de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. pic.twitter.com/4ezNlFXW5z
— IAEN – La Universidad de Posgrado del Ecuador (@IAENUniversidad) September 7, 2018
QUITO – 28 August 2018
Special day today where I could be part of the splendid space called “Gudstock Blues” on Radio Cultura FM 100.9 and Radio CCE 940 AM. We have obviously talked about #Blues and the power of the social transformation of music, how, thanks to her, I can discover many worlds and how it helps us become more supportive, more inclusive and more empathetic. Thanks to Paola Brunner for the invitation and to all the people who have shared together this wonderful hour of programming.
MADRID – 23 June 2018
Another great day in Madrid with Social Change School, teaching “Conflict Transformation”.
Such a good group formed by students attending Masters Hope, Frame and PCM.
Thanks to all.
MADRID – 20 June 2018
What better farewell to the coordination of the Máster en Acción Solidaria Internacional y de Inclusión Social – UC3M than to see it for the second consecutive year awarded as the best Master of cooperation in Spain according to the ranking of the newspaper El Mundo. I am happy to have been part of this project in the last 3 years and proud to leave such a prestigious heritage. For me it closes a cycle started in 2015 and opens a new path of challenges and overcoming.
MADRID – 07 June 2018
Today speaking of Latin America in the seminar of “formation before the departure” to the people selected to participate in the international volunteer program of the public universities of Madrid 2018.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Oficial)
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Alcalá
Comunidad de Madrid
ITALY – 05 June 2018
A letter of mine, written to Italy on the occasion of the celebration of the Republic on 2 June, was published in the newspaper LA REPUBBLICA in the column of the recognized journalist Concita de Gregorio – Link
MADRID – 31 May 2018
Today at the Carlos III University of Madrid I had the pleasure of moderating an exceptional event in which, after the screening of the movie A Perfect Day we were able to talk with the director of the same, Fernando León of Aranoa and with two protagonists of the Spanish Humanitarian Action: Paula Farias and Aitor Zabalgogeazkoa. The first is the author of the novel “Dejarse Llovoer” on which the film is based, as well as being former president of Doctor Without Borders Spain (MSF) and former coordinator of rescue operations in the Mediterranean of MSF (with the ship Dignity). For his part, Aitor is the former CEO of MSF and has just returned from Syria after having managed MSF operations in that country for the past 5 years.
An event that has closed the 19th edition of the Master in International Solidarity Action and Social Inclusion and that for the personal side has closed a chapter lasted more than two years in the academic coordination of it. Various feelings accompany me on this day and the only thing I can say now is thanks.
MADRID – 25 May 2018
It is with great satisfaction that I share with you the Nº8 of the Revista Innovamos, a magazine of educational divulgation in which I had the pleasure of making a contribution, interviewing the founder and president of the NGO Un Grano de Arena, the expert in Intercultural Human Rights, Jassir Heredia, who presents the new educational project of the organization: the mobile library “El Principito” (the Little Prince).
Article on p. 8 and 9.
MADRID – 24 May 2018
On May 24 I had the pleasure of leading the “Youth Cooperating” Conference, a space in which we shared testimonies of social commitment and international solidarity through the presentations of the representatives of 9 different organizations in which young people play a role of protagonists.
More info here: link