15 November 2021
Hearing of Marcella Mallen, President of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development
Marcella Mallen, law graduate, former President of Manageritalia Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Sardinia and Umbria and of CFMT, is President of ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development and of Prioritalia, Foundation of Cida and Manageritalia managers organisations
She teaches Diversity Management at the Lumsa University in Rome, and is a member of the Value@Work Steering Committee of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Women at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University.
Among her publications: "Effetto D. Se la leadership è al femminile: storie speciali di donne normali" (F. Angeli, 2011), "La figlia di Saadi" (Polaris, 2016), "Diversity management. Genere e generazioni per una sostenibilità resiliente" (Armando Editore, 2020).
Together with President Marcella Mallen, the hearing was also attended by Giulio Lo Iacono, Operations Coordinator, Luigi Di Marco, editor of the ASviS notebooks on Europe, Ottavia Ortolani, Head of Communication and Advocacy Projects, as well as Diva Ricevuto and Filippo Salone, coordinators of Sustainable Development Goal 16 Working Group.
Among the areas to be addressed for the future of the Union, President Mallen primarily highlighted the need to improve the EU's multi-level governance structure, overcoming the absolute concept of sovereignty also with a view to countering protectionist tendencies and nationalism and increasing the sense of community and belonging among the Member States.
During the hearing, the ASviS President also highlighted the opportunity for the EU to take on board the obligation to urgently start negotiations on finance to support the proposal to exchange debt for investment for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Among ASVIS' expectations for the Conference on the Future of Europe, President Mallen also pointed out the need to set up effective and structured processes for civil society participation, with special focus on young people, by designing spaces for action that guarantee a constructive debate capable of influencing policy design, with the aim of increasing the Union's capacity building in the promotion of fundamental rights and freedoms.