With over 81,700 students and over 3,900 academic and administrative staff, the University of Torino (UniTo) in north-west Italy is one of the country’s largest and most prestigious universities. the University of Torino offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in almost every field of study. UniTo is extremely aware of its role in the local community, promotes knowledge transfer to industry through patent licensing and spin-offs, and engages publicly with science, respecting economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Filippo Barbera is a Professor of economic sociology at the CPS Department of the University of Turin and a Fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Torino). His research interests are social innovation, foundational economy and development of marginal areas. His recent publications include Alternative Food Networks: An Interdisciplinary Assessment, 2018, Palgrave Macmillan (eds. with A. Corsi, E. Dansero, C. Peano), and The Foundational Economy and Citizenship, Bristol, Policy Press 2021 (eds. With I.R. Jones)
Monica Gilli is a sociologist of territory working at the CPS Department, University of Turin. She works mainly in the field of tourism as a factor of local development. Her latest publications are Community Art Engagement: the condominium-museum viadellafucina16. In Sabatini, F. & Lazzeretti, C. (Eds.). Museum discourse. A socio-cultural agent for change. Cambridge Scholars publishing: Newcastle (in press). Spiritual tourism. In Palmisano S., & Pannofino, N. (Eds.). Damanhur. An esoteric community open to the world London: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).
Mia Scotti is an economist specializing in local development and poverty reduction policies. She collaborates with the University of Turin to support the Italian Matilde team. Prior to joining the University of Turin, Mia gained a Phd in Political studies at the La Sapienza University of Rome, studying the multidimensional poverty assessment methods. She had worked for several years in Italian rural and mountainous areas implementing several national initiatives to support local development. Her research interests include political economy, sustainable development and policies against poverty.