Meet the Team

Andrea Zanolla – EU Project Manager

Andrea got a degree in Intercultural Studies at the University of Trieste (2004) and a Master in European Studies in Bruxelles (2005). Since 2005 he has been working as EU Project Manager and EU funding consultant. He has specialised in project management and project proposal writing, working on technology, research & innovation and the social field.

His cross-sectoral expertise led him to the Itaca’s EU Projects Office with the objective to build new strategic partnerships and improve the participation to EU funding opportunities.

Andrea is interested in developing Itaca’s International cooperation network in the cooperative’s sectoral areas.




Fabio Della Pietra – Press Officer, Journalist and Social Media Manager

I have been working at the Ithaca Press Office since February 2001, mainly in the field of social communication, which for us means not only informing but also educating and sharing our values within the Cooperative and externally, recounting initiatives, events and projects, including European or international ones.

In all these years we have consolidated an information and communication strategy integrated between the tools and channels at our disposal: traditional and 2.0 press releases, articles on the IT Blog La Gazzetta (, post on the institutional Facebook Page (, monthly digital newsletter and news area on the institutional website (

For us, communicating also means building and consolidating outgoing and incoming relations between Itaca and our target audiences, including civil society, public administrations, the third sector and social cooperation, the media, journalists, ordinary citizens, members and workers of Itaca, not only to inform but also to stimulate a sense of belonging and support the values of our cooperative culture.

In the external and internal diffusion of large and small events and projects, we not only give visibility to the Itaca brand, but we also tell about the people who carry them out on a daily basis, together with the beneficiaries of our services. In the foreground is our value  dimension that focuses on rights, ethics, solidarity, protection of disadvantaged, fragile or vulnerable people, and that is always combined with a language, written and in images, that represents people with dignity.