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Monica Barzanti

Manager of international relations at San Patrignano

BACKGROUND/ Academic and professional background

She graduated in Modern Languages and Literature in 1981, followed by a qualification as a professional educator. Since 1979 she has been working at San Patrignano as a volunteer. Since 1998 she is in the International Relations Team. Since 2006 she has been a member of the Vienna NGO Committee, representing San Patrignano at various United Nations events. She is Board Member of the World Federation Against Drugs and active member of many International networks dealing with drug addiction.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is the project / initiative / startup / company you will be presenting at the LH Forum all about ?

San Patrignano Community

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Coriano, Rimini, Italy – Vienna, Austria – Stockholm, Sweden – New York, US – Washington, US

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental impact of the activity / project / initiative /  startup /  company ?

San Patrignano Community welcomes young men and women with problems of drug addiction and social marginalization without discrimination based on ideology, social status or religion, completely free of charge, offering them support in their recovery and social reintegration.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” (M. Ghandi)