Chiara Sighele

Chiara Sighele is Executive Director of the Centre for International Cooperation from 2020, in charge of the strategic development and overall coordination of the CCI and its two departments OBCT and CSG.  

MA in European Project Development, Degree in Political Science from the University of Pavia, she researched the role of Germany's Turkish community in relation to Turkey's accession to the EU. In her capacity as programme director within OBCT, which she joined in 2007, she has designed and managed several EU and other donor-based projects. 

In recent years, she has increasingly focused on initiatives aimed at strengthening independent collaborative journalism and transnational civil society as tools to support the democratisation of international relations and to counter the shrinking civic space in Europe and beyond.