Valentina Del Soldato

  • Financial ManagerDepartment of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa

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I am a professional with 10+ years’ experience – four of them in technical assistance and evaluation of European funds. My particular expertise relates to Rural Development programmes. I conducted an in-depth analysis of the LEADER approach, agri-environmental measures, and integrated supply chain projects. I also worked as a consultant on strategic planning and carried out project management activities in the context of integrated territorial development projects financed by the EU.

Prior to my professional career, I obtained two master’s degrees: in Economics and Management and in Sustainable Development and Territory Management – both from the University of Pisa. I carried out research focussed on the evaluation of socio-economic and environmental impacts, and on social reporting at the Department of Economic Sciences and at the Department of Statistics and Applied Mathematics,

I am currently employed at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the University of Pisa. My role here includes planning, managing and reporting on finances in Horizon 2020 projects.

Focus areas

  • Rural Development programmes
  • Territorial development

Core competences

  • European funds advisory
  • Impact evaluation
  • Budget planning

Current EU-funded projects

DESIRA – Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas

LIAISON – Better Rural Innovation: Linking Actors, Instruments and Policies through Networks

ROBUST – Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies

See the list of all projects the group is involved in here