Tania Bocchino was born on July 15, 1978 in Ivrea (TO). After attending the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Turin, she enrolled in the same university, attending the graduate program in Cultural Heritage. She has worked in the social assistance and collaborates with the editorial staff of "Notizie alla ribalta" conducting investigations related to disability. Despite a severe disability that prevents her from moving autonomously, she has managed to create an independent life thanks to technical solutions and supportive policies. Tania is also author of the book "Nuda Pelle," a novel that speaks of the body and its chains.
Lorella Ideari, 50 years old, 3 children, works at the ANFFAS of Pordenone since 2001 as coordinator of the center for residential and daily service for severely disabled "Giulio Locatelli". Since 2005 she teaches Danceability and theater-dance, a dance technique that allows people with and without disabilities to meet and dance together, using a method that express individual characteristics and attitudes.
Elena Weber was born in Trieste, she works as CEO of the Azienda Pubblica di Servizi alla persona Istituto Regionale Rittmeyer per i Ciechi that offers services for blind and visual impaired people. She began her working activities at SISSA, first as assistant to the finance officer, then as bursar to conclude their own path in SISSA as finance officer herself. And then she transited to then osservatorio geofisico sperimentale di Trieste (that became later Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di geofisica Sperimentale – INOGS) as a Finance and assets manager. Since 2008 she has been working at the istituto Rittmeyer. her personal training path went from a degree in economics and business achieved in the early '90s at the University of Trieste to a short degree in public relations achieved on line in 2007 at the University of Udine. In her spare time, she deals with parenthood representatives in the school. She lives in Trieste with Giacomo and three children, Nicolo', Federico and Caterina
Gian Matteo Apuzzo is Urban sociologist and EU policies expert, PhD in Social Sciences on the topics of urban exclusion and social foresight, he has a long time experience in teaching and researching as well as in consultancy, at local and regional level as well as in international projects (Italy, Europe, Latin America and Western Balkans), with a skill on community development. He has been working for many years in the field of health and social inclusion and currently he is coordinator of a Central Europe strategic project on “innovative housing and care for the elderly and vulnerable groups”, and among coordinators of the Action group on “Age-friendly cities and environments” of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.
Diogo Mainardi ia a Brazilian journalist, writer and broadcaster. Born in 1962 in Sao Paulo, currently lives in Venice. Since the birth of his first child he is deeply involved in the dissemination of his family’s story and the errors of the team of doctors of the Hospital of Venice that caused a birth asphyxia during the delivery with a consequent cerebral palsy. Yet his story is not just a complaint. He speaks also of the wonder of having a child, an event completely positive, a daily experience that he lives with great love and curiosity.
Graziano Onder, MD, PhD is a geriatrician working as Assistant Professor at the Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento del Policlinico A. Gemelli, Università Cattolica in Roma. He received grants from public and private institutions including the Italian Ministry of Health and the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme to perform research on pharmacoepidemiology and models of care in advanced age. He is author of more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals.