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Rome Hub

The Rome Hub is made of exceptional people with a unique commitment to shape a better society. Since the very beginning we launched ambitious projects addressing some of the most urgent issues of today: together with the Nairobi Hub we worked on the intersection between poverty, energy and education; we used art as a vehicle to social change and we contributed to the Italian agenda of The Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative, launched in 2011 by President Obama.

Across 2018-19 we are experiencing a good phase for Rome Hub, one of the most energizing and high in committment . We have 6 active projects that address challenges like Climate Change, Education, Integration, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Civic Participation.

These projects were possible because we believe our backgrounds -from science to tech to politics- enrich us and we share the same vision: we are committed in our everyday life to building a more equal society.

Quick projects overview:

Code for the future: coding classes for children in the juvenile justice system, the project aims to teach pupils about the foundation of software-coding in order to provide them with the knowledge and the skills that will allow them to break the vicious circle of recidivism.

WACU-Wandering Cultures: Integration of refugees in the social roman environment by offering them the opportunity to participate in guided visits discovering the city of Rome with young italian people. Some of them will also attend a course with an important partner to become turistic guides themselves.

Epic Fail: A big barrier to entrepreneurship in Italy is the fear of failure. We want to show them cases of failure from which they can learn and to make it clear that failure is part of the game and that it is always better to try. Twice a year, the schools involved, will be invited to specific events dedicated to that topic. In april 2019 we'll have the first big event.

Shaping Sentiero Italia: 3 young people will bring to a new life one of the oldest trail path in Italy by walking it from the north to the south of the country. We'll support them with a media campaign and by organizing events related to sustainability in specific stopovers. This project is in partnership with all the italian Hubs: Milan, Genoa, Venice, Turin and Palermo.

Fucking Vote: Guided by Brussels Hub, Rome Hub has decided to make something about next EU elections. The project, guided by Brussels Hub, aims to get more young people to the polls in May 2019.

Climate Lab: We want to spead Climate Change awareness in secondary schools by organizing a series of meetings where we teach classes how to change small things in their lives in order to tackle climate change. We are working with Milan Hub to impact schools in these 2 cities. We even got recognition with the European Space Agency here!

38 members


Biagio Di Benedetto

Joined 9 Sep 2019


Caterina Zadra

Joined 20 Jan 2021

Impact Officer

Tea Cimini

Joined 11 Mar 2022

Carlo Ardito

Joined 22 Apr 2021

Giacomo Baiocchi

Joined 17 Sep 2021

Adriana Bianco

Joined 15 Nov 2018

Erica Bucci

Joined 30 May 2019

Umberto Canessa

Joined 18 Jan 2019

Giulia Capriotti

Joined 17 Jan 2021

Andreas D'Amico

Joined 12 Jan 2020

Rachele De Angelis

Joined 14 Nov 2022

Andrea De Cicco Nardone

Joined 27 Nov 2018

Francesco de Filippi

Joined 17 Jan 2021

Nicholas Fiorentino

Joined 24 Feb 2021

Efrem Maria Garlando

Joined 29 Aug 2016

Federica Giordani

Joined 9 May 2022

Julia Kurganovich

Joined 27 Nov 2018

Nicolo Maganza

Joined 6 Feb 2019

Sara Mancabelli

Joined 19 Mar 2019

Jubin Mowlay

Joined 20 Mar 2019

Enrico Nano

Joined 11 Jul 2018

Beatrice Valentina Ortalizio

Joined 16 Aug 2018

Maria Ida Palmieri

Joined 9 Nov 2017

Maria Josè Penaranda

Joined 31 Oct 2022

Daniele Pronesti

Joined 1 May 2019

Anna Rizzi

Joined 22 Feb 2021

Simone Romano

Joined 2 May 2022

Irene Varoli

Joined 16 Mar 2020

Robert Zielonka

Joined 4 Feb 2019

Arianna Alfano

Joined 19 Jan 2021

Pierpaolo Canero

Joined 18 Jan 2021

Paolo Caprarelli

Joined 9 May 2022

Asami Yolanda Gambino

Joined 23 Mar 2020

Pierandrea Magaraci

Joined 17 Sep 2021

Matilde Marchetti

Joined 31 Oct 2022

Silveria Mobilio Rodriguez

Joined 28 Dec 2021

Roberta Preiti

Joined 9 Jun 2021

Flavio Proietti Pantosti

Joined 6 Dec 2020

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