Innovation in Language Learning

Edition 16

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Elisabetta Delle Donne

Institution: Pixel

Address: Via Luigi Lanzi 12

Postal Code: 50134

Country: Italy

Elisabetta Delle Donne is the president of Pixel, an international education and training organization with specific expertise in international cooperation and project management.

Elisabetta graduated in Political Sciences – International Affairs from the University of Florence in 1993. Since then, for the last 27 years, she has constantly been working in the field of international cooperation.
From 1993 to 1998 she worked as a European project manager in a consortium of higher education institutions. In 1999 she created Pixel and since then she has been its president and managing director.

Elisabetta is an expert in the planning and management of international projects focusing in particular on the areas of education and research. For 25 years she has been consulting several European universities and public bodies on accessing international funding opportunities and on European project management. She is currently advising fifteen different universities throughout Europe. So far, she has been involved as a project planner and manager in more than 150 international projects funded by the European Commission. Several European projects that she coordinated were selected as an example of best practice and referred to as Success Stories by the European Commission. She has developed and coordinated partnerships with more than 500 bodies in all Europe, including universities, public authorities, training organizations, research centres etc.

Elisabetta is an evaluator of European project proposals submitted in the framework of Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships Programme, Erasmus+ Youth, COST, Horizon 2020. Elisabetta is also involved as an external expert in quality management and as an external evaluator in several European projects.

Elisabetta is the coordinator of the organizational and scientific committees of three international conferences in the field of higher education organized by Pixel every year. She is also a member of the scientific committee for the peer-reviewing of papers submitted for international conferences in the field of higher education.

Elisabetta is a lecturer, at higher education level, in the field of European Project Planning and Management. She is also a trainer in international seminars on European Project Planning and Management, organized by Pixel. Elisabetta is also the coordinator of the international Master in European cooperation as well as one of the trainers. The Master has now reached its 9th edition.

The 18th edition of her book, L’Italiano Praticamente, a Manual for Teachers of Italian as a Foreign Language, has recently been re-published by Guerra. Some of her recent publications include: (2018), Opportunities for International Cooperation Among Higher Education Institutions, Proceedings of the International Conference Humanitarian Educational Environment in Technical Universities, St. Petersburg, Russia: The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; (2017), Transnational Cooperation Opportunities and Funds for Higher Education Institutions. Proceedings of the International Conference The Future of Education, Milan, Italy: Libreria Universitaria Edizioni, 551-556. ISBN: 978-88-6292-620-1; (2015), The Implementation of the European Language Label, A transnational Analysis. Language Competencies in Support of Mobility and Employability, Rome, Italy: ISFOL, 145-150;

Areas of expertise: Transnational cooperation, international project planning and management, assessment and evaluation, higher education, school education, adult education, vocational training, e-learning, language learning, languages for specific purposes.

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