I have a background in law, political science and political economy. I am based in Florence but have lived in Bristol, London, Brussels, Luxembourg and New York. My main interests are EU law, inequality in Europe and the interaction between both.
Thanks to FutureLab Europe I have broadened my horizons and seen the practical side of policy-making. I have become more aware of how certain collectives and interests are disadvantaged at both the national and the European levels, and I am ever more committed to tackling this disadvantage.
Why do I think that Europe needs active citizens? Active citizenship is important because it guarantees that different voices are integrated in the policies that affect us all. Ideal political systems do not exist, but a healthy democracy is conductive to less inequality and higher satisfaction among citizens.
Leticia joined FutureLab Europe in 2012. Since then, she has been involved in the following activities:
- Citizenship education and the private sphere
- Don´t confuse me with my country: release Spaniards from their clichés
- Visualising Europe’s futures and their impact on European citizenship
- Youngsters fighting for the European dream – some reflections on Europe@debate
- The EU enters into the business of redistribution – but to whose benefit?
- Different Scenarios for 2037: ‘Democratic Glocalisation’
- How can the European project be salvaged? A debate on the future of the EU
- FutureLab Europe discussed the Future of Democracy in Belgium
- FutureLab Europe at the 2014 State of the Union Conference in Florence
- The Future of Democracy?
- Europe@debate in Brussels: Europe’s lost generation? Young Europeans’ perspectives on the crisis
- Europe@debate in Paris: Imagining Europe in 2037–scenarios for the future
- Second FutureLab Europe Annual Forum in Brussels