What’s new!


ITALY – 9 october  2020

The October 9th I have been invited in the  OPEN DAY of Scuola Cospe to talk about cooperation and present my book  “Vorrei fare il cooperante”


ITALY – 1 october 2020

A course was launched today by AMIStaDeS – Fai Amicizia con il Sapere, in which I will be one of the teachers, who helps us understand the International Cooperation sector in the times of COVID-19

🌍 Sign up for the course: Il futuro della Cooperazione Internazionale: come il COVID ha cambiato il mondo!

➡️ You can contact AMIStaDesS for info and access the discounts: formazione@amistades.info


ITALY – 29 september 2020

My article of today for   Il Fatto Quotidiano where I analyze through the examples of Mexico, Colombia, and Paraguay, the phenomenon of institutionalized violence and impunity:America Latina, la violenza istituzionale è un circolo che va spezzato


CHIAVENNA (ITALY) – 26 september 2020

It was beautiful, intense, and exciting to present the fruit of my passion and civil commitment last night in Chiavenna. A privilege to be able to do this in front of many people from my community, (many of whom have traveled many kilometers to be present) and others who have followed my work for the first time. The Mille papaveri rossi Circolo Arci has made an incredible effort and the efforts have produced a truly wonderful result.

More than two hours of dialogue, with reflections, readings, and questions. Remember that you can buy your own copy of the book “America Latina. Donna forte e insorgete” on the website of Aut Aut Edizioni.


CHIAVENNA (ITALY) – 25 september 2020

Today’s CentroValle newspaper remembers the presentation of my book scheduled for tomorrow, September 26. Do not miss it!


ITALY – 23 september 2020

For those who missed my speech today in Nessun Luogo è Lontano – Radio 24 (Il Sole 24 ORE) here is the video of today’s episode. You can find me from minute 39:00 onwards, talking about Colombia and Venezuela.


ITALY – 21 september 2020

My today’s Article for  Il Fatto Quotidiano to analyze the UN report on crimes against humanity committed with the approval of the government leadership in Venezuela. The facts, the background, and what’s on the horizon –  L’Onu sentenzia: in Venezuela ci sono state violazioni sistematiche dei diritti umani


CHIAVENNA (ITALY) – September 2020

All invited to the presentation of my latest book America Latina. Donna forte e insorgente published by Aut Aut Edizioni.

In Chiavenna, Saturday 26th September at 9 p.m.!

“A disputed region, a history to be rewritten, a female protagonism to be revalued”.


ITALY- 17 September 2020

Today on the Rainews24 at 14h30 program to talk about the UN report on the systematic violation of Human Rights in Venezuela:  guarda qui il video integrale

Note: at minute 1.04 I say “UN refugee council” but of course I am referring to the “UN Human Rights Council”.


ITALY – 15 September 2020

My today article for Il Fatto Quotidiano in which I recount the geopolitical earthquake resulting from the new appointment of the president of the Inter-American Bank for Development: Banca Interamericana, con lo statunitense Mauricio Claver-Carone si rompe una tradizione


ROME – 15 September 2020

It is with great pleasure that I share with you the launch of the online course:
“South America. All the Americas south of the Caribbean”.🌎

The course is created by Geopolitica.info and two of the 26 video lessons that compose it, bears my signature. An integral and multifaceted didactic path, which includes slides, audio, and video in-depth.

Find the course and the possibility to download the program on the eLearning platform www.onlineducation.it

Spread the word! 💯😊


ITALY – 9 September 2020

Today I want to share this podcast with you, but above all, I want to share with you the professionalism of @marco.grie and the beauty of its information space Point of News. Marco interviewed me on the occasion of the Day of Indigenous Peoples which was celebrated on 9 August. From this exchange, a dialogue was born, which starts from the publication of my essay “America Latina. Donna forte e insorgente” and from one article I wrote for Il Fatto Quotidiano on the subject. I am really proud of the result and of being able to help in this way to spread more and more knowledge and understanding of a region, the Latin American one, that I love so much. – Listen here the podcast


ITALY – 8 September 2020

For those who missed my speech this morning at Radio1 Rai , here you have the podcast. You can find me at minutes 12 and 40, to analyze the situation in Colombia and the case of Mario Paciolla



ITALY – 4 September 2020

My article today for Il Fatto Quotidiano in relation to the tragic death in Colombia of the Italian aid worker Mario Paciolla: Mario Paciolla, per capire la sua morte dobbiamo comprendere la Colombia oggi


ITALY – 1 September 2020

As promised, the mentoring service for would-be aid workers has restarted!

Since March, more than 20 people have already participated in this special program I develop with ONG 2.0 , with average satisfaction feedback of 9.4 out of 10! If you want to book a session, the next one will be on September 16th. Hurry up, places are going sold out very fast 😉 here you will find all the information to register CLICK HERE 


ITALY – 30 August 2020

My last article on Il Fatto Quotidiano regarding the complaint that the carabineros interposed to the Chilean collective Las Tesis, author of the feminist anthem “Un violador en tu camino” : Cile, si parla ancora di violenze di genere. Ma stavolta l’Onu non ci sta e interviene


ITALY – 1 August 2020

My last article on Il Fatto Quotidiano regarding the latest Global Witness report on the killings of Earth defenders in 2019: A chi è morto per difendere la natura dobbiamo molto più di quanto immaginiamo


ITALY – 12 July 2020

“Aporofobia. Il vero discrimine è la povertà”: published today on Confronti this article of mine that explains and reflects on the term and concept of aporophobia.


ITALY – 8 July 2020

My last article for  Il Fatto Quotidiano concerning the latest report on Human Rights in Venezuela by Michelle Bachelet on: Venezuela, l’Onu rivela gravi violazioni dei diritti umani. E a rimetterci sono le donne, gli indigeni e l’ambiente


ROME – 8 July 2020

📅📖 The study center AMIStaDeS – Fai Amicizia con il Sapere hosted the presentation of my book  “America Latina. Donna forte e insorgente published by Aut Aut Edizioni.

The online event hosted also the contribution of :

📍 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗮 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗲 𝗢𝗿t𝗶𝘇, Graduated in Social Communication and consultant for non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, and educational institutions, in Peru, Spain, Guatemala and Ecuador,

📍𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗼,  freelance journalist and documentary maker with experience in local and international cooperation gained working for Amnesty International and with numerous non-governmental organizations in Latin America. (Winner of the Mimmo Cándido award in 2020)

The president of AMIStaDeS, Irene Piccolo, moderated the event.


📘📙📗  Buy here your copy 

SPAIN – 7 July 2020

Very satisfied and gratified by the publication of my new book, which represents the effort of a year of research, fieldwork, networking, conferences, multidisciplinary dialogues, and finally a lot of human and professional growth. Above all, I am happy to help visualize a silent drama that affects migrant women.


ROME – from 3 to 5 July 2020

The three-day Social Change School workshop in Rome for Master Hope: HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS IN EMERGENCIES has ended. Fantastic to be back in class with energized and motivated students and with a prof. of the caliber of Lodovico Mariani. Thanks to Polo Didattico for being ready and attentive to all health and safety regulations. The Masks in the photos are produced by the Ali Association – Free Welcome Integrated with the project “Juliette Masks”


Watch the recording 

ITALY – 3 July 2020

I am very happy to have participated in this online debate hosted by the Luca Coscioni Association. Together with Daniela Gelso, Andre Clerici, CFE (Danish Refugee Council / Dansk Flygtningehjælp), Emanuele Gobbi Frattini (AVSI Foundation), Marco Perduca and Savina Tessitore, we talked about Cooperation, Development, and Local Communities: we explored the concept of “Do no harm “, of poverty, of participatory diagnostics, of stakeholders and much more.


MADRID – 30 June 2020

Here we are! I am officially Magister Scientiae (MSc) in Contemporary Studies of Latin America for the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the Universidad Centrale del Costa Rica and the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay).
Congratulations to me … A goal achieved with determination, perseverance, sacrifice, and commitment.


ITALY – 29 June 2020

My article today for Il Fatto Quotidiano on the complexity and heterogeneity of the universe of the indigenous peoples of Latin America: Indigeni americani, una realtà difforme dove l’equilibrio è dato dall’armonia della diversità


Watch the recording of the event 

ITALY – 26 June 2020

Meeting “Coronavirus: Latin America, what happened to the human rights?” where I was the guest of Marco Ratti (journalist and director of Osservatorio Diritti) together with Samuel Bregolin, journalist live from Bogotà, (Colombia).


Wath the interview

ITALY – 21 June 2020

On the occasion of the International Refugee Day, I was interviewed for Officina dei Giornalisti  by Alessandro Matticola. We talked about cosmopolitan hospitality, aporophobia, refuge, the feminization of migrations, and my latest essay published by Aut Aut Edizioni, entitled “America Latina. Donna forte e insorgente”.


Watch the recorded session of the event 

GENOA – 18 June 2020

Watch the recording of my book presentation “America Latina.Donna forte e insorgente” organized by  Ayni Cooperazione.


ROME – 16 June 2020

My article today for Il Fatto Quotidiano on the trial begun on June 8 in Madrid of one of the intellectual instigators of the murder of the “Martyrs of the UCA” in El Salvador: Spagna, il processo per il massacro dei ‘martiri della Uca’ è un segnale positivo per la giustizia


PADUA – 14 June 2020

Good news that I want to share with you. A few days ago I joined the Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario Americhe Romanze (CRIAR) based in the Università degli Studi di Milano. My space for action will be within the group of the Research Unit of Università degli Studi di Padova (co-founder of the Center) directed by the esteemed Professor Antonella Cancellier.


GENOA – 13 June 2020

I’m waiting for you ⏰ Thursday 18th June at 6h30 P.M. – Don’t’ miss it.

🌎 Let’s discover (again) Latin America! 🙋‍♀

The title of the meeting is a provocation that will give us the opportunity to reflect on the extremely Eurocentric value of the “discovery of America” and therefore the invitation to discover the continent with new eyes.

Ayni Cooperation – International Volunteering will create a direct on Facebook to open a space for sharing and information on Latin America, cooperation, and development:

In addition to me, who will present my new essay published by Aut Aut Edizioni, ” America Latina. Donna forte e insorgente“, there will be:

Valentina Fiori – Development & Communication Director of Caras Alegres, Guatemala

Federica Micozzi – Director of Fairmail Cards, Peru

Marta Maccaglia – Founder and director of the Semillas Association, Peru


MADRID – 12 June 2020

I have just delivered the final thesis of the International Interuniversity Master in Contemporary Studies of Latin America. With this gesture, a journey that lasted 20 months ends. A challenge that began in 2018 that led me to study contemporary Latin America in a rigorous and scientific way, with the lens of social and political sciences. It was hard, a lot, but now I can really say it was worth it. El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Spain, and Italy: these are the countries in which I studied and worked to complete this path. Dozens of professionals from different fields who have transmitted me so much, hundreds of academic articles and documents read on interdisciplinary issues related to the region (in the end I wrote some too). This thesis is then the sublimation of a research work that I have been carrying out for a year and which aims to make visible the dramatic situation of violence that Venezuelan migrant women suffer. In short, despite the #pandemic, the numerous difficulties, the nights spent writing, finally, here we are.


ROME – 9 June 2020

My last article for Il Fatto Quotidiano in which I present the great work that Elena Basso, Alfredo Sprovieri and Marco Mastrandrea are carrying out

“Tra i desaparecidos in  America Latina, anche l’Italia conta le sue vittime. E proprio per raccontare queste storie e preservare la memoria, e il diritto di verità e giustizia, è nato nel gennaio 2020 a Roma il progetto Archivio Desaparecido. Il Centro di giornalismo permanente di Roma si è proposto di scavare nella vicenda dei desaparecidos italiani in America latina: storie che ci riguardano, che devono far parte della nostra memoria collettiva.”


ITALY – 5 June 2020

It was a pleasure to offer my point of view to the journalist Erika Bucca who, with this article, helps us to go deeper into some of the great debates of cooperation in Italy: COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE: UNO, NESSUNO, CENTOMILA


PADUA – 4 June 2020

Once again (and with great pleasure) I was a guest of the Observatory of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, of the University of Padua, directed by Professor Antonella Cancellier, together with Riccardo Pareggiani.


MADRID – 28 May 2020

Today I was invited to lecture in the Máster en Acción Solidaria Internacional y de Inclusión Social – UC3M of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

I will talk about conflict management, positive Peace, transcendence and how there is an urgent need to resignify our approach to the concept of otherness.

It is always a pleasure and a responsibility to be able to teach and transmit concepts so viscerally linked to the better future we want to build.


ITALY – 28 May 2020

Thanks to  Il Grande Colibrì  for giving space to this project. Do not miss the interview and remember that from today the book ” America Latina. Donna forte e insorgente” it’s available! Buy here your copy 


ROME – 26 May 2020

My article of today for  Il Fatto Quotidiano celebrating the great achievement of the LGBT collective in Costa Rica – Costa Rica, le nozze gay sono realtà: un’altra conquista per ‘il Paese più felice al mondo’



CHIAVENNA – 23 May 2020

In the CentroValle today Saturday 23 May, you will find this article that tells you about my new essay published by Aut Aut Edizioni to discover, rediscover or get closer to Latin America: especially the story of incredible female figures in the region. “America Latina. Donna forte e insorgente


PADUA – 21 May 2020

After the great success of the 3-day congress on Venezuela organized together with the colleagues of the University of Roma Tre and which ended yesterday (with more than 200 people connected and teachers from the USA, Europe, and Latin America) today we return to deepen the topic at the University of Padua. A privilege and a responsibility, that of presenting the picture of the Venezuelan situation that I will have the pleasure of sharing with Riccardo Pareggiani.


MANAGUA (Nicaragua) – 19 May 2020

Today I published this article in the number 13, volume 5 , of the magazine “cuaderno jurídico y político” of the Polytechnic University of Nicaragua (Upoli): “¿QUÉ INFLUENCIA HA TENIDO Y TIENE EL ANARQUISMO EN AMÉRICA LATINA?: UN ANÁLISIS DESDE FINALES DEL SIGLO XIX HASTA NUESTROS DÍAS”

Thanks to Mario Isaías Tórrez for the opportunity. Here you can download the article


PALERMO (ITALY) – 18 May 2020

News:  PRE-ORDER from today  click here:
What I am presenting to you today is not just a book but a long and intense path of growth, sharing, and learning. Today Aut Aut Edizioni launches this volume of mine born from the passion, study, experience, and deep bond that I have established over the years with Latin America. Professor Antonella Cancellier of the University of Padua (author of the prologue), Ph.D. Maddalena Celano, author of 3 of the biographies that you will find in the second part of the book and Prof. Massimiliano Regoli accompany me on this journey of re-signification of the Latin American region. he took care of the graphics of the second part of the book in an extraordinary way (his portraits of exceptional women collected in the volume). I also want to underline the great work, the seriousness, and the commitment of Salvo Spitalieri and Francesca Calà, the souls of Aut Aut Edizioni who believed in this project right from the start. Finally, last but not least, thanks to the zeal, talent, and patience of Giulia Zuddas that has edited the volume. Thanks to all of you for helping shape this book



FLORENCE (ITALY) – 14 May 2020

The COSPE School for International Cooperation and No Profit has invited me to present my book  “Vorrei fare il cooperante: come trasformare un sogno in una professione” 📚 🧭

Thanks to Maria Donata Rinaldi (school director) for organizing the event and thanks to the more than 60 registered for the presentation.


ROME –  1o May 2020

My last article for the newspaper  Il Fatto Quotidiano – Covid Latam, il progetto di diciotto fotografi per raccontare il Coronavirus in America Latina

A special thanks to the 18 protagonists of this project and especially to  Daniele Volpe for his availability


ROME – May 2020

We are almost there. From May 18 to 20, the II International Congress on Venezuela hosted by the Università Roma Tre in collaboration with recognized international universities, institutes, and associations. Among them, my Spanish Alma Mater, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

In addition to having had the privilege and responsibility of being part of the scientific and organizing committee of the congress, I will moderate a table and make a presentation on Venezuelan migration and specifically on the condition of Venezuelan migrant women.

It will be possible to follow the congress from the YouTube channel:




ROME – 5 May 2020

🎓“Epistemologia de las migraciones: análisis del caso Venezuela”

It is always a great pleasure to be able to talk about Latin America (in this case Venezuela) in Italian universities. Thanks to Professor Luisa Messina Fajardo for the invitation, to the Università Roma Tre and its Political Science department for the attention they dedicate to these topics.


ROME – 4 May 2020

My contribution for today in the newspaper   Il Fatto Quotidiano presenting an overview of the COVID-19 situation in Latin America: Coronavirus in America Latina: cronaca di un disastro annunciato


ROME –  29 April 2020

Many thanks to AMIStaDeS – Fai Amicizia con il Sapere for having organized this event in which I have been able to discuss cooperation and Latin America with more than 200 people connected from all over Italy. It is always inspiring to see how much interest and attention there is to this sector. A special thanks to Dr. Daniela Sironi who has masterfully spoken of cooperation and Africa. Finally, thanks to all those who have actively participated with questions and reflections.


Coronavirus, in Ecuador la quarantena è impossibile. Ma c’è qualcosa che resiste alla pandemia

ROME – 15 April 2020

Thanks to Il Fatto Quotidiano for giving me once more space and confidence. An article dedicated to what has been my home for two years: Ecuador. A land that I feel like my home, that has welcomed me with open arms and that is fighting with his “tooth and nail” against the virus and to claim fundamental rights.


PISA (ITALY) – 6 April 2020

Today I will have the pleasure and responsibility to talk about these my first 10 years in the world of cooperation with the Science of Peace undergraduate students. It is always a great emotion to return as a teacher in my Italian Alma Mater, the University of Pisa.

Thanks to Prof.  Eleonora Sirsi and the CISP – Interdisciplinary Science Center for Peace ( UNIPI) to invite me.



Today at L’Azione talking about  #Covid19 and #Latinamerica

“The dangers in that continent due to the spread of Coronavirus. Interview with the Latin Americanist Diego Battistessa, from the Carlos III University of Madrid” – link to the article in Italian here

Thanks to Enrico Vendrame for this interview carried out in the past days and for the interest shown towards Latin America and Human Rights.



ROME – 25 March 2020

Thanks to Il Fatto Quotidiano for publishing my article: “Coronavirus, in Latin America staying at home for many, is a privilege”


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!




ROME – 13 March 2020

Thanks to Il Fatto Quotidiano for publishing my article about the situation of COVID-19 in Latin America


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?

#working4socialchange #readytoimpact


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

Today published in Il Fatto Quotidiano my article about #BertaCaceres.
It is one of the cases that has most affected Latin America in recent years.
His name has crossed the Atlantic, his memory is more alive than ever before and now, finally, justice has also spoken. Here the article


BOLOGNA (Italy) – 29 November 2019

At the Alma Mater Studiorum – the University of Bologna, last night at an event organized by Giovani nel Mondo through the regional coordinator Bruno Monorchio. A presentation space for the International Careers Festival, the platform that democratizes access to the opportunities of an international career in Italy (with 250 scholarships). A project born from the vision and passion of a clear example of female management of excellence of the Italian brand, Dr. Daniela Conte

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.


Link to the article

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

Proud and happy to have co-organized and participated yesterday, together with a large group of specialists, in the “1st Cyber Session on the Diaspora: an interdisciplinary look at the phenomenon” held in the context of the LXIX Congress of AsoVaC, at the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas. The videos of the interventions are available on the YouTube channel of the Venezuelan migration analysis platform.

Here the link


ROME – 22 November 2019

Today, at Latte Creative, beautiful Coworking space in the Testaccio district in Rome, we have organized the  Open Day of Social Change School. A meeting full of ideas, dialogue and passion for Non-Profit, thanks to the presence of Giovani nel Mondo and Mondo Internazionale. Guest of honor Alessandra de Carolis to tell us about the importance of cultural philanthropy and ethics in fundraising.


BARCELONA (Spain) – 20 November 2019

Today, CER-Migraciones, an interuniversity and interdisciplinary research center of the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and the UB (University of Barcelona) has published an article to disseminate the project of the interactive map of the cases of death of migrant Venezuelan women and refugees, which I implemented together with Dr. Jassir Heredia Blanco. Great pride and privilege to have been able to collaborate with this prestigious center specialized in the study of migration.


PARIS – 15 and  16 November 2019

An experience that has filled me with optimism. The product of the collective, individual, professional, and personal effort of many and many young Venezuelans who have created the Plan País Europe. Being among the speakers here in Paris, in Sciences Po, has filled me with pride and responsibility. A privilege to meet so many people who are so committed at different levels for a Venezuela where fundamental human rights are effective again. Italian, representing a Spanish university, speaking of Venezuela in the temple of political and social sciences in France: our homeland is the entire world.


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 transcendence 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



Wath the webinar

MADRID – 13 November 2019

Online conferences with the title “Social Talent Scholarship Free Webinar” to launch the Talent scholarship program of the

Social Change School


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

Thanks to Il Fatto Quotidiano for spreading my article about the situation in Bolivia.



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.

If you are in Madrid, do not miss it. If you are not, spread among your contacts.

Spanish version here:

English version here:


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


Link – Quasi 200 donne migranti venezuelane sono morte nel silenzio

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”


Link to the webinar

Link to the webinar

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.


Link to the article

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

Thanks to journalist Marco Bova and Agi – Agenzia Italia to for having also shared in Italy the news of the dramatic situation that sees as victims the migrant and refugee Venezuelan women.


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 minute 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: dbattist@inst.uc3m.es.



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.

Thanks to the association  Giovani nel Mondo to trust me – http://www.giovaninelmondo.org/it/ – Carriere Internazionali

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.

#Training #internationalcareerfestival #Coaching #Mentoring#internationalcooperation #students

#Africa #Asia #america #Europa#sharing


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

Back to SIOI “Destination World”, a training opportunity to foster the professional growth of young resources in the field of international relations and in a context of excellence.
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 ItaliaMovimento 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.

#ManuelaSaenz #SimonBolivar #AmericaLatina #Ecuador

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


Buy it here, (click to open the publisher page)

ROME – 30 November 2018

It is with pride, satisfaction and also a certain emotion that I share with you this project realized with:

ONG 2.0  – read the article writed by Silvia Pochettino, clik here

Social Change School – read the article writed by Marco Crescenzi, clik here

“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

I have been selected to participate in XXXVI curso interdisciplinario en Derechos Humanos in San José de Costa Rica for the Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos – IIDH. I’m proud to be able to participate in this privileged space with more than 100 Latin American experts in Human Rights.



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.


It is with great satisfaction that I share the number 12 of the REIB (Revista Electrónica Iberoamericana) edited by CEIB – Centro de Estudios de Iberoamérica URJC where I have been able to write an article with Jassir Heredia about the “New Venezuelan Immigration Reality”. The “Venezuela issue” is still current and worrisome and I hope with this academic contribution to have helped to understand this new migratory phenomenon that transcends the Latin American borders.


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.


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.


QUITO – 17 August 2018
It is an incredible pleasure to coincide once again with Pablo Fajardo, a human rights defender who for two decades has been fighting for justice in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Here we are in Quito, in the building of the UDAPT (Unión de Afectados y Afectadas por las Operaciones Petroleras de Texaco). Behind us the case files of the process against Chevron – Texaco, already condemned to pay for the damages caused in the provinces of Sucumbios and Orellana. We continue to fight for the comprehensive reparation of the areas affected by the activities of the US oil company and for claim the accomplish 2013 ruling that condemned the same company to the payment of 9.5 billion dollars. With us Jorge Aguilar expert in human rights, cooperation and safeguard of environment.


Link of the lesson – Blog Social Change School

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.


Link to the Ranking: http://www.elmundo.es/especiales/mejores-masters/

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

With Fernando, Paula and Aitor

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.


Download here your copy in  PDF https://es.calameo.com/read/000047932726614532ab7

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 – Salón de Actos of the university residence “Fernando de los Rios”

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