Marina is PhD candidate in European Studies, working on the role of ideas in politics and how they interact with institutional and interest based determinants to produce policy outcomes. Emphasizing the importance of the historical context, she analyses the evolution of European Education policy from 1973 till 2005 within the European integration process.
Marina also works as senior researcher for LSE Enterprise; her latest projects include a project on European mapping of teachers and trainers in apprenticeships and a project on vocational training policies for social inclusion in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel. Prior to that, Marina has worked for the Ministry of Education in Italy as teacher and she was consultant for Isfol, the National Research Institute of the Italian Ministry of Labour where she has worked on a European project on comparative analysis of European vocational training systems.
Marina holds a MRes in European Studies from the London School of Economics, a MSc in Economics of Arts and Culture from Bocconi University in Milan and a Laurea in History from Pisa University. She has published various articles on education as well as policy reports on education and vocational training policies.
Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis and Dr Mareike Kleine