Paola Baravalle, MPhil
Paola is the deputy director of the Conservatory of Mediterranean Food in Turin and a European projects planner accredited in Brussels. She is a psychologist with an MPhil and has worked with the UN’s Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. She has managed cross-border cooperation projects for more than 14 years and has directed education projects on the environment, food heritage, and enhancement of land resources. Paola was head of the involvement, animation, and facilitation process for the Monviso area’s recognition as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and co-developed the dossier recognizing the reserve at the transboundary level. In 2015, she participated in the city and University of Turin’s working groups that defined a strategic atlas on food.