ABOUT US

Founded in 1997, Diesis Network is now one of the widest networks specialised in supporting the development of the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation. 

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DIESIS NETWORK STRATEGY

The Diesis Manifesto was created collectively with our members in 2020. This bottom-up approach ensured that the network’s future direction is determined by its community and that it delivers support that is specifically tailored to the community’s needs. It resulted in setting strategic goals for our network. The Diesis Manifesto serves as “white paper” for the Diesis Network’s future activities and strategic direction.

At its core lies our Knowledge and Visibility Strategy, meticulously designed to amplify the reach and impact of our network. Through strategic initiatives and meaningful partnerships, we endeavour to expand our knowledge base, nurture fruitful collaborations, and elevate our visibility and lasting impact worldwide. 

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GENDER EQUALITY PLAN

Gender Equality Plan of Diesis was adopted in February 2022 by the Executive Committee. The Plan reflects the diversity within our organization, and of the communities we serve in line with the requirements set out by the European Commission.

The plan will help us, over the next 3 years, to navigate and accelerate the gender equality journey that Diesis must take in order to improve its performance. It is intended to be a living document that will be updated regularly to accommodate new actions and developments. 

ANNUAL REPORT

In 2022 Diesis celebrated 25 years of international cooperation as a now global social economy network. We continued to grow and expand in both geographical coverage and production of knowledge.

Discover more in our 2022 Annual Report.

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new initiatives led

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publications & media

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people trained

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meetings attended

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gianluca Pastorelli

President of the Board

Executive President of
Diesis Network, Belgium

Sabina Bellione

Vice President of the Board

Manager International Area at Consorzio CGM, Italy

Amaya Delgado

Member of the Board

Director of
COCETA, Spain

Massimo D’Andrea

Member of the Board

Board Director at Consorzio Ruini
Impresa Sociale, Italy

Michela Vogrig

Member of the Board

Member of Presidency of Legacoopsociali, Italy

Igor Milosevic

Member of the Board

Founder of ADP-Zid, Montenegro

Julia Koczanowicz

Member of the Board

President of the Managing Board at FISE, Poland

Ranko Milic

Member of the Board

President of CEDRA Split,
Croatia

Alessia Sebillo

Workers’ Representative

Executive Director of Diesis Network, Belgium

Sebastjan Pikl

Advisor of the Board

Administration at Institute for Economic Democracy, Slovenia

Denis Stokkink

Advisor of the Board

President of European Think Tank Pour la Solidarité, Belgium

OUR TEAM

Gianluca Pastorelli

Executive President
Digitalisation and Internationalisation
of Social Economy

Alessia Sebillo

Executive Director
and Senior Expert
Education, Training and 
Anti-discrimination

Dorotea Daniele

Managing Director
and Senior Expert
Social Economy and Social
Entrepreneurship

Anastasia Costantini

Senior Expert
Twin Transition and
New European Bauhaus

Marta Bruschi

Senior Expert
Network, Clusters and Community Engagement

Ana Mula

Communications
Officer

Fabiana Pompermaier

Project Manager
Internationalisation and social inclusion

Francesco De Rosa

Senior Expert
Social and Green Economy, Clusters for social-eco innovation

Melinda Kelemen

Senior Expert
Labour Market

Samuel Barco

Senior Expert
International dimension of Social Economy and SE Ecosystems

Graciella Ehouly

Project Manager
Diversity and anti-discrimination

Giulia Georg

Project Manager

Ameni Gassoumi

Finance Manager

Aurora Passarini

Intern
European Voluntary Service

Maksims Fedosejevs

Intern
Eye Program

Lorenzo Genna

Intern
European Voluntary Service

EXTERNAL EXPERTS

Apostolos Ioakimidis

Social Economy Expert

Toby Johnson

Social Economy Expert

Monica Tobaldin

Linguistic Expert

Alessio Pisano

Video and Image Expert

Jérôme Hubert

Digital Communication Expert