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Avv. Valeria Gerace

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· FEBRUARY 2004: Qualification to the legal profession in Rome, Italy.
Focus on civil, commercial, international adoption law;
· FEBRUARY 2000: Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Degree in Law.
Focus on Civil and Comparative Private Law;
· JULY 1993: Liceo Linguistico Internazionale and “Nazareno”, Rome, Italy (A level equivalent)
Focus on Italian, English, French, Spanish leanguage;

LANGUAGES
· Italian: native leanguage;· English: written (very good); spoken (very good):
1) ELS, Language Centers 1989 e 1991(intermediate level), United States;
2) Leanguage Studies International, recognised as afficent by British Council, Cambridge 1992;
· French: written (good), spoken (very good):
Centre d’Etudes Saint-Louis-de-France, Roma,1994-1995;
· Spanish: written (fair), spoken (fair).

WORK EXPERIENCES
January 2009/ present

Legal profession, Rome, Italy
Focus on international, minors laws:
- international protection (provides legal assistence to Astalli -Jesuit Refugees Service);
- legal assistance to unaccompained and separated children (provides legal assistance to CivicoZero-co-operative running a drop-in Day Centre for migrant children in Rome, providing reception, support and referral activities, such as legal advice, healthcare, training and work orientation, recreational activities, workshops and outreach)
- legal assistance to minors -Inscribed to the Court of Rome legal public assistance list for children;
- Legal assistance on-line in International Adoption Law for www.gravidanzaonline.it; www.incontradonna.it;
- judicial and extra-judicial assistance to Ghana and Uganda Embassies in Rome;
- national and international adoption law; and on civil law and labour law.

24 November/6th December 2014

Field Officer (Praesidium Project/Mare Nostrum – Triton Mission) – Save the Children Italia Onlus
In the Mediterranean Sea, on board of Italian Navy Ships San Giorgio and Etna in the context of Mare Nostrum Mission, monitoring competent authorities during rescue, assistance and transferts of unaccompanied children; liaise with provide expertise and advice to all relevant actors involved, including public security forces, ship personnel, relevant NGOs. Draft periodic Situation Reports.
Legal assistance to unaccompained and separated children. Analysis and supervising good practices to migrants and vulnerable groups, in particular to unaccompained and separated children on board.

March 2014/July 2014

Legal counselling in Connect Project - Save the Children Italia Onlus
(Project partners Save the Children Sveden, Country Authority with the national mandate on the
reception of unaccompanied minors, NIDOS (NL), Coram Children’s Legal Centre, UNHCR’s
Bureau for Europe, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Istituto Don Calabria)
Legal analysis of the european and italian framework on unaccopained children for the identification
of best practices in order to ameliorate the cooperation between Stackeholders related to the
protection, accomodation and integrationa of unaccompained children.
Draft Report map of the Italian Legal framework of the protection system of unaccompanied
children in Italy to particularly describe the activities related to the implementation of the Italian system
of protection of unaccompanied children.
Draft working tool: a practical guidance, to provide help on identifying roles and responsibilities
of both public and private actors involved in the child protection system for unaccompanied children.

1st June to 31 August 2013

Field Officer (Praesidium Project) – Save the Children Italia Onlus
In coordination with Project partners (Unhcr, Iom). Monitoring competent authorities during landings and transferts; liaise with provide expertise and advice to all relevant actors involved, including local authorities, public security forces, camp management and personnel, relevant NGOs, Civil Protection.
Draft periodic Situation Reports.
Legal assistance to unaccompained and separated children at the arrival in Lampedusa. Analysis and supervising good practices to migrants and vulnerable groups, in particular to unaccompained and separated children in Lampedusa

December 2012

Field Officer (Praesidium Project) – Save the Children Italia Onlus
In coordination with Project partners (Unhcr, Iom). Monitoring competent authorities during landings and transfers; liaise with provide expertise and advice to all relevant actors involved, including local authorities, public security forces, camp management and personnel, relevant NGOs, Civl Protection.
Draft periodic Situation Reports.
Legal assistance to unaccompained and separated children at the arrival in Lampedusa. Analysis and supervising good practices to migrants and vulnerable groups, in particular to unaccompained and separated children in Lampedusa

September 2012

Field Officer (Praesidium Project) – Save the Children Italia Onlus
In coordination with Project partners (Unhcr, Iom). Monitoring competent authorities during landings and transfers; liaise with provide expertise and advice to all relevant actors involved, including local authorities, public security forces, camp management and personnel, relevant NGOs, Civil Protection. Draft periodic Situation Reports.
Legal assistance to unaccompained and separated children at the arrival in Lampedusa. Analysis and supervising good practices to migrants and vulnerable groups, in particular to unaccompained and separated children in Lampedusa

September 2011/June 2012

Legal counselling in Protection Children on the move Project (ERF)
Save the Children Italia Onlus
(Project partners Ministry of Interior, Unhcr, Praksis, Terre D’Asile) Legal analysis of the european and italian framework on unaccopained children on the move. Impact of the practices and interventions evaluation on unaccompanied children of Italy-France and Greece.
Legal advice to unaccompained children on the move in Civico Zero and evaluation on unaccompained children in the field (Rome, Greece).
Proposal of good practices and of some modification of the italian legal frame.

Agoust 2011/September 2011

Field Officer in Apulia (Praesidium Project) – Save the Children Italia Onlus
In coordination with Project partners (Unhcr, Iom). Monitoring competent authorities during landings and transfers; liaise with provide expertise and advice to all relevant actors involved, including local authorities, public security forces, camp management and personnel, relevant NGOs, Civli Protection.
Draft periodic Situation Reports.
Legal assistance to unaccompanied and separated children at the arrival in Apulia
Analysis and supervising good practices to migrants and vulnerable groups, in particular to unaccompanied and separated children in Apulia supervising the good practices developed in children communities all around Apulia and legal assistance to the communities operators.

April 2011/June 2011

Field Officer in Sicily (Praesidium Project) – Save the Children Italia Onlus
In coordination with Project partners (Unhcr, Iom). Monitoring competent authorities during landings and transfers; liaise with provide expertise and advice to all relevant actors involved, including local authorities, public security forces, camp management and personnel, relevant NGOs, Civil Protection.
Draft periodic Situation Reports.
Legal assistance to unaccompanied and separated children at the arrival in Apulia
Analysis and supervising good practices to migrants and vulnerable groups, in particular to unaccompanied and separated children in Apulia supervising the good practices developed in children communities all around Apulia and legal assistance to the communities operators.

June 2004/March 2008:

Studio d’Ercole legal profession, Rome, Italy
Focus on civil, commercial, legal advise and assistance in court to Banks (Unicredit; Goldman Sachs);

October 2003/May 2004

Consultant Senato della Repubblica, Rome, Italy; – Sen. Maria Claudia
Ioannucci
In the XIV Legislature Private consultant of the Senator; collaboration in all activities to make laws to the to the Legislative office; wrote Draft on International Adoption of minors, Act n. 2785 "Disposizioni in materia di agevolazioni delle pratiche dell’Adozione Internazionale di minori”

February 2003/February 2004

Legal consultant RAI TV
Legal advise in international law to RAI TV, to shoot the motion-picture "Raccontami una storia"

November 2001/December 2001

Legal Consultant in International Adoption of minors. Kiev, Svalava Ukraine Famiglia e Minori Onlus
In the field of Ukraine with couples who wanted to adopt a child representing and assisting them in the legal international adoption path. Monitoring the relevant actors involved; liaise with provide expertise and advice to all relevant actors involved Monitoring competent authorities, Orphanages for the preparation of all legal documents

April 2000/April 2003

Legal trainee in Studio Legale Carletti Rome, Italy

RECAPITI

Piazza Mazzini, n. 8
00195 Rome, Italy
tel. 06.45508851
Fax. 06. 45508851
Mobile 392.5652035

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