Innovation in Language Learning

Edition 17

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Elisabetta Delle Donne

Institution: President and Managing Director at Pixel

Address: Via Luigi Lanzi 12

Postal Code: 50134

Country: Italy

Elisabetta Delle Donne is Pixel's founding president and managing director.

Elisabetta graduated in Political Sciences – International Affairs from the University of Florence in 1993. Since then, for the last 30 years, she has been working in 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, particularly in education and research. For 30 years, she has consulted international universities and public bodies on accessing international funding opportunities and on project management. She is currently advising fifteen different universities worldwide. So far, she has been a project planner and manager in more than 180 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.
Elisabetta has developed and coordinated partnerships with more than 500 bodies worldwide, including universities, public authorities, research centres etc.

Since 2008, Elisabetta has been an external expert in quality management and an external evaluator in several European projects.
Since 2012, she is working as an expert evaluator, for the National and European agencies managing European Programmes in the field of education; INDIRE, INAPP, ANG, COST. Elisabetta evaluated European Project Proposals and Final Reports submitted in the framework of the Erasmus KA220-Cooperation Partnerships in the field of Higher Education Programme, Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships Programme, Erasmus+ VET Programme, Erasmus+ Youth Programme, and COST.
Since 2020, Elisabetta monitors and coordinate, for INDIRE, the Italian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of Higher Education, the work of expert evaluators of project proposals and Final Reports submitted in the framework of KA220-Erasmus - Cooperation Partnerships in the Field of Higher Education; Erasmus+ KA226 Erasmus - Strategic Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness; Erasmus+ - KA203 Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education.

Elisabetta is the founder and manager of three international conferences in the field of Higher Education organized yearly by Pixel since 2007. Elisabetta is also the coordinator and member of the scientific committees of these international conferences.

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 Program has now reached its 12th 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. Some of her recent publications include: (2019), 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), 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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