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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MANIFESTO

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.

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

2021 is the year that will be remembered for the Social Economy Action Plan, which represents a landmark in terms of policy for our sector and also a new start, raising the bar of both challenges and expectations.

The Diesis Network has continued to grow and expand in terms of both geographical coverage and production of knowledge.

Discover more in our 2021 Annual Report.

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videos produced

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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

Paloma Arroyo

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

Denis Stokkink

Member of the board

President of European Think Tank Pour la Solidarité, Belgium

Sebastjan Pikl

Member of the board

Member of the Board of Social Economy Slovenia Association, Slovenia

OUR TEAM

Gianluca Pastorelli

Executive President
Digitalisation and Internationalisation
of Social Economy

Alessia Sebillo

Executive Director
Education, Training and
Anti-discrimination

Dorotea Daniele

Managing Director
and Senior Expert
Social Economy and Social
Entrepreneurship

Eleonora Lamio

Project Manager and
Policy Officer
Social Entrepreneurship
and Youth empowerment

Vesa Latifi

Project Manager and
Equality Officer
Diversity, Migration and Digital Inclusion

Paul Hammoud

Project Manager
New European Bauhaus
and Social Inclusion

Helena Cano

Communications
Manager

Anastasia Costantini

Senior Expert
Twin Transition and
New European Bauhaus

Marta Bruschi

Senior Expert
Network and Community Engagement

Melinda Kelemen

Senior Expert
Labour Market

Samuel Barco

Senior Expert
International dimension of Social Economy and SE Ecosystems

Francesco De Rosa

Senior Expert
Social Economy

Vittoria Miconi

Intern
Administration

Laia Orozco Joan

Erasmus for
Young Entrepreneurs

Beatriz Gateira

Intern
Sustainable tourism

Fabiana Pompermaier

Intern
Internationalisation and gender equality

EXTERNAL EXPERTS

Apostolos Ioakimidis

Social Economy Expert

Toby Johnson

Social Economy Expert

Monica Tobaldin

Linguistic Expert

Alessio Pisano

Video and Image Expert