Eleonora Fornai joined IDEV in March 2015. Her work agenda focuses on the management tools and budget of the IDEV Department as well as the Nigeria CSPE. Before joining the IDEV team, she spent more than 3 years in Brussels as Project Manager and Communication Officer of long-term transnational cooperation projects, under European Commission funded programmes.
Eleonora also interned at the Permanent Representation of Italy at the EU, Middle East and Mediterranean Office in Brussels. Additionally she worked for an Italian NGO, providing support to development cooperation in-field activities and projects.
She holds a MA in International Cooperation and a BA in Languages, Markets and Cultures of Western Asia and the Mediterranean, conducting her MA final dissertation as a result of field research in Lebanon on the evaluation of a project funded by the Italian Cooperation.
She is fluent in Italian, English, French and she has a good knowledge of Arabic.