Marzia Cescon is EU Project Manager and Researcher at Smart Venice since 2018. She was previously Junior EU Project Officer at the Veneto Regional Administration for three years and she has contributed to a wide array of EU funded projects mainly focused on SMEs and sustainable development. She holds a master’s degree in business administration as well as a Master Diploma in Global economics and social affairs at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice in partnership with the International Labour Organization, where she graduated with honours. In 2019 she has attended a course for trainers in “Gender, Women, Peace and Security” organized by the Human Rights Center of the University of Padua in collaboration with UNESCO. Marzia has also worked for the European Delegation of Union of Chambers del Veneto.