Laura Caciagli is a biologist and a science journalist at the CMCC Foundation (CMCC – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change), in Lecce (Italy).
She works at the CMCC communication and media office as science writer, press and communication officer, being involved also in the development of online and offline communication strategies, dissemination and editorial activities, social media manager for EU projects.
She writes news on the CMCC’s magazine Foresight and on the CMCC’s website, in English and Italian. As press and communication officer, I am responsible of developing CMCC press releases and newsletters and media contact.
Dissemination and editorial activities for EU projects: She works as CMCC communication expert for several EU projects focused on the different aspects of climate change and its impacts, such as the following projects:
a) the ETC/CCA project; good knowledge of the platform ClimateADAPT
b) the Interreg Italy Croatia project GUTTA – savinG fUel and emissions from mariTime Transport in the Adriatic region;
c) the Interreg Italy Greece projects OFIDIA and OFIDIA2;
d) the Interreg MED project MEDNICE;
e) the EU project TESSA;
f) the EU IONIO project;
g) the EU FP7 project CLIM-RUN;
h) the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme Orientgate project.
She is involved in the realization of: communication strategies and action plans, graphic and editorial materials (leaflets, brochures, news and press releases), videos, dissemination by using different social media channels, etc.
She is further involved in the collaboration on the different activities of the CMCC’s Communication Office.
She wrote for Italian newspapers, such as Le Scienze (the Italian edition of Scientific American), BIO ECO GEO, an Italian magazine about Ecology and Environment, and Galileo, an online journal about science and technology.
She worked as freelancer at external relations, media and communication unit (Unità Relazioni Esterne, Media e Comunicazione) of CNR of Pisa since the January 2012.
She was mainly involved in the organization of the first edition of the “IF-Internet festival: forme di futuro”, and in the different activities of communication of the Press Office of CNR, especially in supporting the design and development of multimedia products and interviews, and in writing articles about ICT and Internet for the CNR’s newsletter, Focus.it. It was even of her concern writing and editing the bimonthly newsletter of SERIT (Security Research in Italy), a joint initiative on Homeland Security of CNR and Finmeccanica.
Laura graduated with honours in Biology (2003) at the University of Pisa; she holds also a PhD in Evolutionistic Biology (2008).
She attended the Master in Science Communication at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies), Trieste (Italy), in 2009 – 2011, discussing on February 2012 a thesis entitled: “Siamo tutti orsi polari: le nuove narrative della comunicazione ambientale per affrontare le sfide globali”. The thesis focused on climate change communication and its role in the public debate, exploring in particular its crucial role in the relationship between experts, journalists and citizens.
On June 25, 2014, she earned the Master’s degree in European Project Planning at EuropaCube – Innovation Business School in Bologna, Italy (attendance: 28-30 October, 2013).