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Federica Olimpieri
Project Officer

Federica Olimpieri holds a Master degree in Law at the University of Siena and a Master in International Relations and International Protection of Human Rights at SIOI - UN Association of Italy. During her studies she spent a semester at the University of Amsterdam, with the Erasmus + Programme, and she attended a Summer School on Human Rights Law at the European University Institute in Fiesole. As a result, she developed an expertise in and a strong commitment to children rights, migration, refugee rights, asylum, peace, democracy, justice, sustainable development, human rights and humanitarian principles. Her master thesis on the problem of child soldiers in the Syrian conflict has been published on the Italian NGO Group for the CRC website. Federica did a seven-month internship at the Italian Permanent Mission to the UN in Rome, working with International Organizations, such as FAO, IFAD, WFP, CFS and IDLO. Then, as research intern at IDLO, she conducted research on a variety of topics of relevance to IDLO’s work and in particular on the links between land tenure registration and gender-based violence, on intractable land disputes, on access to justice, and on budgetary independence of the judiciary. She voluntarily worked at UNICEF Italy, by doing research and advocacy especially on the issues of maltreatment and malnutrition of children, children in danger, young refugee and unaccompanied minors. Moreover, she promoted knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in primary schools and she introduced and moderated a lecture on the impact of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on children’s rights, during the XXVI CUMED (Multidisciplinary University Course on Education to Rights) at the Sapienza University in Rome. Since March 2017, she is currently enrolled in the European Voluntary Service program for 12 months and has the role of a Project Officer.