Giulia Galera holds a multidisciplinary Doctoral Degree in International Studies obtained from the University of Trento (Italy) and a Master’s Degree in Management of Non-profit Organizations and Social Cooperatives. Giulia Galera is currently senior researcher at the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse). She is scientific coordinator of two EU Marie Curie IRSES Projects funded by the European Commission and is in charge of coordinating various research projects, research actions and publishing initiatives focused on social and cooperative enterprises. Her main fields of research interest include the concept and practice of social enterprise from a comparative and international perspective; the role of social enterprises in the welfare systems; social and cooperative enterprises in post-transition contexts; the impact of social enterprises and socio-economic development; the legal evolution of social enterprises. Her knowledge and experience in the non-profit, social enterprise, and cooperative sectors is testified by the scientific contributions she has published. These include publications on the role of social enterprises and social economy organizations in different geographical contexts, including Europe, former Soviet Union Countries, and Africa. Giulia has also collaborated with several international and national institutions, including the European Commission, ILO, UNDP, OECD, and the European Parliament.