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Sara Pittarello

Managing Director and Project Manager



Sara Pittarello

Sara Pittarello is a Freelance Conference Interpreter and Expert in EU Higher Education and Training projects, and currently serves UNICollaboration as Managing Director and Project Manager. She contributed to Outreach and Monitoring & Evaluation activities in the framework of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative from 2019 to 2020. She is also currently tutor of expert evaluators and has been Expert Evaluator of EU projects on Higher Education for the Italian National Agency since 2016. Sara has also been co-tutor for the eTandem E+VE project carried out by the Padova University Language Centre up to 2021. She worked for the International Relations Office of the University of Padova for 10 years (2009-2019) as project manager and advisor in most of the EU programmes and initiatives. Among the most recent projects she run as manager for UNICollaboration, it is worth mentioning the following 3 Strategic Partnerships: FRAMES on integrating VE at HEI level, GODIJIP on digitalising joint programmes also through VE and PENSA on professionalising Teachers through Digital Technology to support Autonomy and Citizenship Strategic Partnerships (2021-2023) - and the VAMOS capacity building on tackling wicked problems in sustainable education through VE. She also managed numerous projects while serving the University of Padova as IRO staff, among others the EMQT LLP project on the quality of Erasmus mobility and the Erasmus Mundus Silk Route project in Asia, and all the KA171 initiatives at the University of Padova up to 2017. Sara Pittarello has recently participated as trainer and speaker on VE in major national and international events (including IVEC, EAIE, Info Days at the Italian National Agency and TCAs organised by National Agencies) and taught EU project management and implementation at Master and Doctoral level and to teaching and administrative staff at the University of Padova. From 2015 to 2017, she was Vice Chair of the Academic Exchange and Mobility Working Group for the Coimbra Group.

As conference interpreter and translator, she has expertise especially in the fields of medicine, scientific research and academic papers, business and management, legal contracts, web marketing, architecture and urban planning, green technologies, tourism and veterinary. She is currently translating the websites or specific sections of the website or other internal material for Italian HEIs. She is passionate about intercultural competences and multilingualism, and she speaks Italian, English and German fluently. She also speaks Portuguese and Spanish at conversational level.

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