28.02.2018 - UNESCO Office in Harare

ROSA staff member wins Marie Curie Alumni Association social impact award

Tina Magazzini (second from left) holds the MCAA Social Impact award at the Award Ceremony and dinner at the University of Leuven, Belgium © Alessia Peviani Photography

Ms. Tina Magazzini, Programme Officer for Social and Human Sciences at the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) won the 2017 Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) social impact award, a prize given within the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) to a member whose research activity has a positive social impact.

Established in 1996, MSCA are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious mobility research grants created by the European Commission to foster the career development, international collaborations and training of researchers. The winners of the MCAA awards are selected by an independent jury under four different categories: the MCAA social impact award, MCAA career award, MCAA best innovator award and MCAA outstanding contributor award.

Ms. Magazzini, who will defend her PhD thesis in the following weeks, has combined and alternated academic work, professional experiences and activism throughout her career. The guiding principle that cuts across her non-linear trajectory is the drive to contribute to the development of sound, policy-relevant research on migration and integration that has a tangible social impact.

Before joining UNESCO, she worked with different NGOs, the European Commission and local authorities in monitoring and evaluating social inclusion policies.

At ROSA, within the Social and Human Science unit, she focuses on rights and inclusion, following projects on migrants and minority rights, as well as the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) programme. 

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