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PI of international research projects funded under competitive schemes

2021–2026: PI ERC-Consolidator grant Managing Identities in Diverse Societies: A Developmental Intergroup Perspective with Adolescents (GA n°101002163). Duration: from 1/05/2021-30/04/2026; 1,990,015 €

2019–2022: PI of the Bologna Unit for the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project Promoting social inclusion skills in a post-truth world: A gamified online platform and curriculum (PROMIS) (Project number: 2019-1-RO01-KA203-063157). Duration: from 1/09/2019-31/08/2022; 65,239€

2019: PI Seed corn grant assigned by the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP); 3,000€

2016–2018: PI of the Bologna Unit for the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project Innovative curriculum for strong identities in diverse Europe (INSIDE) (Project number: 2016-1-LT01-KA203-023220). Duration: from 1/09/2016 to 31/12/2018. 53,099.29 €

2012–2014: PI, Adolescent identity—Identity development in adolescence: Longitudinal studies on identity transitions, antecedents, and consequences in various gender and ethnic groups (FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IEF, Project number 272400). Funded by Marie Curie Actions—Intra-European Fellowship, European Union. Duration: from 1/02/2012 to 31/01/2014. 185,040.80€

Participation in international research projects funded under competitive schemes

2019–2020: International advisor for the project Young citizens in school: A meta-analytic examination of the relationship between experiences at school and youth’s political competencies, attitudes, and behaviors. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG; EC 467/2-1). PI: Katharina Eckstein (Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany). Duration: From 01/01/2019 until 31/12/2020

2017–2020: Member of Bologna unit for the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project Peace Dialogue Campus Network: Fostering Positive Attitudes between Migrants and Youth in Hosting Societies (Peacemakers) (Project number: 2017-1-TR01-KA203-046676). Duration: from 02/10/2017 to 01/04/2020

2015–2017: Researcher, team member of the project Identity development among adolescents and emerging adults in Lithuania and Japan (LJB-15-001). Funded by Lithuanian Research Council. PI: Rita Zukauskiene (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania). Duration: from 01/10/2015 until 31/09/2017.

2015–2018: International advisor for the project Towards the effective teaching: Dynamic interaction between teachers’ instructional behavior and students’ basic psychological needs satisfaction (DoIT; MIP-002/2015). Funded by Lithuanian Research Council. PI: Saulė Raizienė (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania). Duration: From 01/07/2015 until 31/03/2018

2005–2006: Participation in the macro-phase 4 Educational and vocational choices in adolescence, European Equal Project The value of difference – The feminine resource in creating enterprises.

PI of national research projects funded under competitive schemes

2022–2027: Principal investigator, Project IDENTITIES through pandemic “Managing identities during the COVID-19 outbreak: A longitudinal study on long-term implications for adolescents’ psychosocial development” (R20CMJ9NHP), funded by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) within the scheme FARE.

2018–2020: Principal investigator, AlmaIdea project A longitudinal study on the interdependent effects of personal and social identity on well-being and social inclusiveness, funded by the University of Bologna

2017: Funding for basic research (Finanziamento delle attività base di ricercar, FFABR), Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR)

Participation in national funded projects

2023–2025: Team member, Project “Developing inclusive societies: The role of valence and intensity of offline and online interethnic contact” (2022LF9LAS), funded by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) within the scheme PRIN 2022.

2015: Collaborator, FIRB project The importance of being honest: Morality as a fundamental dimension of social relationships, funded by MIUR. PI: Silvia Moscatelli

2012–: Member of the scientific committee, Transition from childhood to adolescence and adulthood: A longitudinal study in Padua. Funded by Zancan foundation and De Leo Fund

2010: Research activity for the Child care services, funded by municipality of Ancona

2008: Coordination and research activity for ANCeSCAO, National Association of Social Centers for Older People, funded by Region Marche.

2008: Participation in the research project Interpersonal relationships and norms’ perception in adolescence, funded by the Province of Macerata

2008: Research activity within the project Sportello Donna, funded by the National Confederation of Crafts and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CNA), Ancona

2007: Research activity aimed at evaluating the project Two Universities in network to promote integration between high schools and universities, co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Education

2005-2006: Participation in the research-project Psychological consequences of job flexibility, funded by the Zancan Foundation. PI: Tiziano Vecchiato, Guido Sarchielli, Augusto Palmonari

2005: Research activity on Quality of family relationships, Grant from PRIN (Research Programs of National Interest) funds, University of Bologna. PI: Augusto Palmonari

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