Carolina Apicella
Joined Meer in October 2022
Carolina Apicella

Born and raised in the Tigullio region of Liguria, in Sestri Levante, with the mountains behind and the sea in front of me, right from high school I felt the need for wider spaces and became passionate about international politics and journalism. I moved to Milan to study foreign languages, with the aim of getting to know different cultures to better understand global dynamics, and I put myself to the test with the Russian language. Between a winter Erasmus in Siberia and a volunteering experience in Brazilian favelas, my curiosity to discover the world grows year after year, and after a master's degree in European and International Politics, even Milan starts to get to me.

I found myself by chance and by necessity in Brussels, in the heart of Europe, where I worked for two years with and within the European institutions, first as a Policy Assistant for my university's liaison office, then as a researcher in the European Parliament, where I supported the Committee on Civil Liberties in the management of dossiers on migration, human rights and the rule of law in Europe.

I then discovered the need to feel useful and gain hands on experience on what I had only seen on paper, and I flew to Warsaw to contribute to the reception and integration of Ukrainian refugees, managing projects for a local NGO.

There I realize that I want to direct my career towards the humanitarian sector, fighting at an institutional level for policies that offer support to the weakest and contribute to reducing inequalities. I find a home in all the places I settle, but every now and then I need to return to where I started. An avid reader since primary school, I buy more books than I can read, I try to learn photography, I go walking as soon as I can.

I write about everything since I can remember, to focus on the things I see and so that others don't miss them. Over the years the dream of doing journalism has not faded, and I try to keep it alive with courses, newsletters for friends and occasional collaborations.

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