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Francesca De Chiara

Policy Leader Fellow

School of Transnational Governance

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Francesca De Chiara

Policy Leader Fellow

School of Transnational Governance

Biography

Francesca is a researcher and project leader at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, where she is working on developing and promoting data sharing at the institutional and community level. The latest projects focus on analysing the impact, the social and economic value of open data, the reuse of the public sector information.

As a fellow at the Governance Lab (Govlab) at New York University (NYU), she led the joint project Open Data 200 Italy. Francesca holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Research. She has been a research fellow in development sociology at Cornell University (US) and visiting doctoral researcher at the Warwick Business School - University of Warwick (UK).

Active in the Open Knowledge Foundation Network, Francesca coordinated and designed three editions of the Civic Tech School, training sessions, hackathons, and data challenges for local and national governments. She has been involved in the OpenCoesione initiative and the Open Government Partnership - Italian team. She is the vice president of Monithon, an independently developed initiative to promote the civic monitoring of government spending.

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