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Elena Dal Santo


Elena Dal Santo is a Researcher and project officer at ActionAid Italia. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences (curriculum of Political Sciences) at the University of Genoa with a focus on the analysis of the radicalization processes in Italy. Since 2012, Elena has been involved in research and technical cooperation in the context of projects related to security governance and has collaborated with various international organizations, including the United Nations Interregional Institute for Research on Crime and Justice (UNICRI) and the International Center for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague (ICCT). From 2016 to 2021 she coordinated UNICRI's activities to prevent and fight violent extremism in Mali.