Annalisa Contini

Social economy expert at COSV ngo and CO-Profit Benefit company. Italy

Current program manager of the Social Economy Unit at COSV for the Balkans and MENA regions, and co funder of Co-Profit Benefit company, she is expert in design and management of inclusive and sustainable development programs leveraging social entrepreneurship as driver of change. After more than ten years working in the Social Economy sector in Italy she moved to Beirut where she started to work in the Development cooperation field. She is currently engaged in internationalization of the Social Economy, and she is also conducting action-research in Lebanon and Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia on community-enterprises, school-enterprises, social procurement, collaborative economy and social and green economy, re-use of confiscated asset. In 2021 with COSV, and partenrs she co-funded Co-Profit srl a benefit company focusing on the internationalisation of Social Enterprises and and sustaible internationalitions services for all the companies in The South- East Mediterannean region and, Asia, and Africa.

Unlocking the potential of Sustainable and inclusive tourism is part of her mission in the daylily basis works with social economy organization and the surrounding ecosystem.