Matteo Bassoli

Matteo Bassoli is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Padua, he is President of Refugees Welcome Italia. After obtaining a in Economics and Sociology on civic engagement and stakeholder activation by local governments, he carried out the PhD in Political Science at Pavia University. From 2007 to 2014 he was researcher assistant at Bocconi University, he was visiting scholar at the School of Public Policy (University College of London), Germe/Metices (Université Libre di Bruxelles) and Cevipof – SciencesPo. He has written extensively on civic and political engagement: two authored book in Italian, one edited volume on grass-root antidiscrimantion policies in English and one on local governance in Italy. He has also published on different aspects of urban governance, democratic setting and local policy making in the following journals: Acta Politica, Governance, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Social Movement Studies, Partecipazione e Conflitto, Social Policy and Administration, International Journal of Comparative Sociology and Journal of Social Policy. He has been working on Roma issues, antidiscrimination and social exclusion in three different FRC projects, but also in FP6, FP7 and EACEA programme, as well in South East Europe and Central Europe programme.