OUR TEAM

A team of young men and women with different experiences and transversal competences but all united by a common framework which is the international dimension of working and learning to improve and bring a real and concrete change in the local context.

Pietro Curatola

Graduated from Modena University in business economics, Pietro has been working for 16 years in Emilia Romagna in the field of business development and access to finance. During the "Modena period", when he was 30, he lived a small 6 months parenthesis in London attending an English course and working at the same time. In 2012, feeling inside the deep sense of belonging to the South and understanding that the family needed him, he decided to come back to Soverato (CZ) aware that, with the competencies and experience gained, he could have been an active player at the local level.

Erika Gerardini

2002-2003 One year Erasmus studies in Càceres, Spain including a working experience in Barcelona. 2005. Graduated in foreign languages and international communication at Parma University, Erika started soon to work in the field of international youth mobility and European projects in Rome during the civil service by AFSAI, Associazione per la Formazione e gli Scambi Culturali (2003-2004). Through AFSAI Erika traveled around Europe (as Team Leader for young people and young adults) and also in Latin America (Costa Rica) as responsible for an important project on violence against women and gender balance in Eu society. 

Ylenia Azzaro

Graduated at Modena university in “Languages for Enterprise Communication and International Organizations” in 2017. She has a great passion for intercultural contexts and international exchanges. During her academic career, thanks to the Erasmus Project, she had the opportunity to spend six months in Zaragoza (Spain) developing social and intercultural skills.

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Francesco Pungitore

Professional journalist expert in new media, teacher and trainer.

Master’s degree in Philosophy (University of Salerno), postgraduate degree in Teaching Technologies (University of Rome), master in Digital Communication and social media management (CdG Rome), operator diploma for Mediatheque and diploma of computer operator.

Catherine Perri

An Australian native with Italian heritage, left a promising career with the Australian Tax Department and moved to Italy in 1986. She married  soon after and started a family. Catherine was fortunate enough to be able to take time away from work to raise her three wonderful children. Once they were in school, she quickly resumed her professional path and specialized in teaching. She is a natural teacher and it shows. She is kind, caring, precise and encouraging

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Fabio Froio

One of JUMP founders with Pietro Curatola, Fabio was one of the most active JUMPER in the start up phase of the association when implementing the first European projects and organising the First "Euro.Soul Festival" in 2013. From 2014 Fabio is more in charge of administration and financial issues as for job he opened a private accounting studio in Davoli.

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Giuseppe Perrotti

Graduated at Catanzaro’s UMG school of Veterinary Medicine. Specialized in Applied Ethology and animal welfare at the University of Naples Federico II. Nominated Expert in Behavioral medicine by FNOVI (Italian Federation Orders of Veterinary Medicine). Master in life coaching and positive psychology certification at Transformation Academy. Graduated Expert in mindfulness meditation protocols for family, schools, company and therapy at IEPP (European Institute of Positive Psychology). Art Therapy practitioner. Currently studying to graduate in clinical psychology with a strategic approach.

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Michael Gigliotti

Half Canadian, half Italian, Michael speaks fluent English, Italian and French. He completed his degree inUrban Planning from Concordia University, where he also participated in two international programs, inMelbourne, Australia and in Bologna, Italy. After graduating, he worked for a community environmental organization where, amongst several positions, he started as an environmental educator promoting sustainable practices and connecting children to the earth and their environment. 

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Alessia Simonetti

Alessia is a passionate and experienced learning leader and innovator, with more than ten years of experience designing and leading local and international activities in the field of Education and Training.  Graduated in Communication Science at Sapienza University of Rome, for her final thesis Alessia conducted a field study in Brazil during her civil service year, working in an international cooperation project and analyzing the effectiveness of empowering adult learning methodologies applied to local trainings, community capacity building, social entrepreneurship and solidarity cooperation networks.

Teresa Platì

Teresa is Italian born, Canadian raised and Calabrian nurtured.  She married early and raised her family. 

She grew up in a multicultural environment, studying English, Italian, French, appreciating the Humanistic subjects.  Her friends were from all nations, from India, Greece, Holland, Turkey to the Philippines giving her a 360°outlook.  Wanting more and knowing she could do more, she started working as a supply teacher for Conversational English. She obtained her TEFL certification (teaching of English as a Foreign language) in Rome soon after. 

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Jesse Mc Murray

Jess was born in England and attended the University of Oxford, where she obtained a degree in law. Since then, she has lived in different Countries across Europe – including Slovakia, Montenegro and Sweden. For shorter periods she lives in Italy, close to Soverato, working for JUMP as CLIL trainer but developing also other topics like Teaching is Communication, Team Building for teachers and outdoor education

Francisco Lòpez

Francisco Jose Lopez Bovet is English, French, Arts and PE teacher at IES LA ZAFRA in Motril, Granada (Andalucia). From year 2014 he is the coordinator of Erasmus + programmes at IES LA ZAFRA. Together with his team, he has been in charge of several KA103, KA102 and KA101 programmes. He has also attended formative courses related to CLIL and International Programme Design in Ireland, Holland and Italy, where as an added value for the course, had the chance to teach several lessons in an Italian high School. 

Pietro Sinopoli

Pietro met JUMP while he was attending the Lyceum in Soverato. He’s currently working on different projects. The main one is related to a local association of Guardavalle, "Associazione Punta Stilo" that, among other things, sells biological products. His job was to create an e-commerce website for their brand, CalabriaBio, taking care of every aspect starting from the idea, programming a wordpress theme ad-hoc from scratch. Additionally He will create two more websites, including the main one of the Association.

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Francesca Politi

Francesca is a Calabrian, Milan based student currently getting a degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation. Her studies focus on German and English. She graduated from the scientific lyceum of Soverato where she made contact with Jump. Thanks to this encounter she started her story with youth exchanges.

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Jolanta Kolanowska

It's probably the only Chef Blogger of Ionian Cost, maybe of Calabria, Jolanta is Polish but she was living in London for a long time and then moved to Italy where she lives since 6 years. Her daily activity is cooking; expert in "cake design" but also very creative in managing her home-restaurant in Satriano. 

Roberta Muratore

Roberta was born in Marsala, Sicily. After studying Foreign Languages at the University of Pisa, she decided to gain experience abroad with her husband to be. Travelling from Italy to the United States, from there to Switzerland, and later to England; she finally settled in London for five years. It was there, working as a manager and trainer in a multicultural, dynamic, and stimulating environment, that she realised that her passion was teaching. 

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Francesca Paone

Francesca Paone, born in Catanzaro, Calabria, is an illustrator, photographer and graphic designer. She graduated from the Catanzaro Academy of Fine Arts in illustration graphics. She has attended various courses in photography and graphics. She loves experimenting and keeping busy.

In 2016 she opened her facebook page "Il mio modo di vedere le cose" and then in 2017 she landed on instagram. Within this she posts her creations, photos, videos and illustrations. 

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Connie Leotta

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