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Valeria Ferraris, PhD
Sociologist of law, is a member of the Amapola, an agency that carries out research and interventions on security and urban liveability, liberties and rights. In 2008 she earned her doctorate in Criminology at the Catholic university in Milan. She is the author of several research reports and essays on immigration and crime, corruption and profiling.

Valeria Ferraris
Amapola- Projects on security and safety of cities and citizens
Via Antinori, 8
10128 Torino


Eleonora Guidi
Degree in Political Sciences at the University of Turin, Post-Lauream in Management of European Projects. I have worked for the past 15 years within Amapola as practitioner, researcher and technical expert on issues related to community safety and security. I work with Local public administrations, no-profit organizations, Local Police, universities and citizens on research and community-driven projects to promote urban security and liveability, legality, civic engagement and rights of the citizens. My areas of work cover different stages of a project: planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.







Alexandru Damian
Researcher at the Romanian Center for European Policies. He is involved in projects related to foreign affairs, the Eastern Partnership, the judiciary and anti-corruption. He is a graduate of Political Science and has an MA in EU Studies from the Free University of Brussels.






Bianca Toma
is the Programme Director at the Romanian Center for European Policies and she is coordinating the CRPE's projects related to the judicial system, anti-corruption, state capture, good governance or EU Affairs. She has over 15 years of experience as a journalist, including as a Brussels-based correspondent for Romanian media.









Stefano Montaldo
is Assistant Professor of EU Law at the Law Department of the University of Turin. He holds a Ph.D. in EU Law from the University of Milan Bicocca (2012). He authored a monograph on the limits of judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the EU (2015) and several articles and book chapters on judicial cooperation in criminal matters, EU citizenship and migration law, fundamental rights protection in the European Union.





Alessandro Rosanò
PhD (University of Padova), is Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Turin, Department of Law. His main research interests include judicial cooperation in criminal matters and the protection of fundamental rights in Europe. He has published a number of articles and book












José A. Brandariz
is Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of A Coruna, Spain, and member of the Executive Board of the European Society of Criminology. Professor Brandariz has published a wide number of books, journal articles and book chapters on criminal law, criminology and penology topics. More precisely, he has intensively analysed both criminal law deportations and migration law removals.






Patricia Faraldo Cabana
is full professor of criminal law at the University of A Corunna, Spain, and adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She has published ten monographs and co-edited nine books. She has written over one hundred articles and book chapters in four languages (Spanish, English, Italian, German) on many issues of criminal law and criminal policy. Professor Faraldo is co-editor of the Routledge Critical Studies on Crime, Diversity and Criminal Justice.







Cristina Fernandez Bessa
is post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Public Law at the University of A Coruna. She holds a PhD in Law and Political Scvience, speciality in Criminology and Sociology of Law from the University of Barcelona. She has taken part as researcher in eight projects funded by the European Union and in several national projects on liberty and security, migration and borders, public space management and surveillance, detention conditions, human rights, violence against women and refugees. She has presented papers in a wide number of national and international conferences, held in Europe and in the Americas. She has published journal articles and book chapters, in a variety of languages, in these academic fields.





Ana Neira Pena
is lecturer in Procedural Law at the University of A Corunna. She has published two monographs, sixteen book chapters and over ten articles in scientific journals on various issues related to effective judicial protection, civil proceedings, criminal proceedings and criminal liability of legal persons. Dr Neira Pena has made several research stays abroad, in the United States, Italy, Chile and Brazil and has participated in more than 30 conferences, both national and international.