Dorotea Daniele

Managing Director and Senior Expert

Dorotea has been working for Diesis since 2000. She is a senior expert on social entrepreneurship and social economy at European level and an experienced project manager. 

Presently she is the Team Leader of the action supporting DG GROW in the Transition Pathway for the Social Economy & Proximity Industrial Ecosystems: Accelerating fair Green & Digital Transitions.  

She also coordinates the Diesis Team in the projects MedUP! Promoting social entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean region, where Diesis coordinates activities at the policy level, such as Peer Reviews and study visits addressed to public officials and Civil Society representatives of the MENA region. 

Member of the central team of the project “Buying for social impact” funded by EASME in the frame of the COSME programme (2018-2019) she was in charge of the publication of Good practices around EU and of the organisation of events in Poland, Croatia, Czechia and Slovakia 

She was a member of GECES and rapporteur of the working group on “Improving the legal environment for social economy enterprises”. Previously she was the Thematic Expert of the ESF Social Economy transnational network, the facilitator of the ESF Social Entrepreneurship Network and the network for Better Future of Social Economy. She coordinated the WISE project and she was an expert member of the EQUAL Social Economy Steering Group. 

Thanks to her close involvement with projects she has acquired a significant understanding of issues that emerged within social economy projects at the national and transnational levels. 

Over her whole career she has managed many different kinds of transnational projects in all their different phases (identification of partners and financial resources, drafting of the project, implementation, monitoring and evaluation). 

She has been the author and co-author of several publications on social economy and social entrepreneurship for EC, OECD, etc.   

Before she had worked for the co-operative movement in Italy for more than 10 years. She has been in charge of transnational projects and European affairs for Federlavoro e Servizi (an umbrella body of workers’ co-operatives) and for CGM (a national consortium of social co-operatives). 

She is of Italian nationality and took the first degree in political science followed by a master’s degree in international trade.

Working languages: Italian, English, French and Spanish.