Brogna Valentina

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Valentina Brogna is a PhD researcher in International Relations at the Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles since April 2017, under the co-supervision by Professor Amandine Orsini (USL-B) and Isaline Bergamaschi (ULB). In 2017 and 2018 she was funded through the Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche (FSR). Since 2019, she is funded through a FRESH grant by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).

Her research focuses on the participation of international Civil Society Organisations to EU-Africa relations through the prism of “development”, particularly the participation of International Non Governmental Development Organisations (INGDOs) and Pan-African Diasporic Networks (P-ADNs) active at European level. She holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Political Science and International Relations and a Master’s degree with honors in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace from Padua University (Italy). She also holds a Certificate of Political Studies with honors (CEP, mention très bien) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (France).

From 2012 to beginning 2017, Valentina worked at the European Women’s Lobby (Brussels), the largest umbrella of women’s organisations in Europe, holding different positions including communication, policy and advocacy, governance and membership management. Previously, she worked as an intern at FOCSIV (Rome), an Italian federation of NGDOs, and as volunteer editor for a grassroot Afro-Italian association in Verona.

Contact information :
valentina.brogna@usaintlouis.be

Research interests :

EU-Africa relations; politics of development; Development theories; Civil dialogue and lobbying; International Development NGOs; Pan-African diaspora in Europe.

Blogs:

Brogna, V.: An African Renaissance perspective on EU-Africa relations, Convivial Thinking, 20/11/2020

– Brogna, V.: A come Afriche: perché è sbagliato parlare del ‘Continente nero’ al singolare, Connessioni, Blog di EuropaToday, 04/03/2019

 
Conferences:
– Brogna, V.: “What is ‘development’?“Development” narratives by International Civil Society Organisations: the case of the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD) – 2010-2017, GLOBE International Relations Winter School, 10-11 February 2021, online
– Brogna, V.:“Are Pan-African Diasporic Networks driving a decolonial turn within EU-Africa relations? The case of the Post-Cotonou negotiations”, ISA 60th Annual Convention “Re-visioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress”, Toronto 27-30 March 2019

Publications:

Articles (selection):

(2018)

  • Brogna, V. : « The Europea Union and Africa towards 2030 : perspectives from transnational civil society organisations » In Un nuovo ‘nomos della terra’ ? Governance internazionale, sviluppo e aiuto umanitario – POLITICS. Rivista di Studi Politici, VIII 2/2017, 65-82
  • Brogna, V., book review: « Norichika Kanie and Frank Biermann (eds), Governing through goals: Sustainable Development Goals as governance innovation, Cambridge, MA, and London : The MIT Press. 2017, 352 pp. », International Affairs 94(2), 1 March 2018, pp. 441-442.

(2015)

  • Brogna, V.: EWL calls on Cypriot leaders to include women on an equal footing with men in peace negotiations, womenlobby.org, Brussels, 19/06/2015

(2013)

  • Brogna, V.: The largest mobilisation ever to eradicate violence against women: thank you, Europe, womenlobby.org, Brussels, 15/04/2013

(2012)

  • Brogna, V.: Maternity protection in the EU well overdue, womenlobby.org, Brussels, 10/12/2012
  • Brogna, V.: 2 years overdue – no time to waste in approving new EU maternity leave legislation, womenlobby.org, Brussels, 10/12/2012

(2010)

  • Brogna, V.: La vera ricchezza delle Nazioni: Vie dello sviluppo umano. Rapporto UNDP 2010, volontariperlosviluppo.it, Torino, 08/11/2010
  • Brogna, V.: Rapporto CARITAS/Migrantes 2010, volontariperlosviluppo.it, Torino, 26/10/2010
  • Sabuzi Giuliani, D.; Brogna, V.: « Solidali made in crisi », in Volontari per lo sviluppo, Novembre – Dicembre 2010, Anno XXVII, Torino, 2010, pp.29-36

Editing:

(2015)

  • Do-Nascimento: Storia del continente africano. Una lettura razionale e sintetica, Qui Edit, Verona, 2015
  • AA.: Afriknow, Africa’s reports on EXPOMagazine, Africa’s Friends, Zenit ADV Verona, 2015 (EN version)

(2013)

  • AA.: Women’s Watch Report 2012-2013, European Women’s Lobby, Brussels, 2013 (EN and FR versions)

(2010)

  • AA.: « Sovranità alimentare: la forza dei piccoli produttori per nutrire il pianeta », FOCSIV Volontari e Terzo Mondon° 4/2010, Roma, 2010
  • AA.: « 2010 – 2015: cinque anni per reinvestire sulfuturo », FOCSIV Volontari e Terzo Mondon° 3/2010, Roma, 2010
  • AA.:« 2015: Cinque anni per costruire un partenariato vincente per lo sviluppo », FOCSIV Collana Strumentin° 29/2010, Roma, 2010
  • Belotti, V.: Il Barometro della solidarietà internazionale degli italiani 2010, FOCSIV, DOXA, Famiglia Cristiana, Padua University, Roma, 2010 (IT and EN versions)

Presentations :

(2018)

  • 16th Development Dialogue « Social Justice amidst the convergence of crises: Repoliticizing inequalities” – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS, EUR), The Hague, 1-2 November 2018 / Paper: « Pan-African Diasporic Networks in Brussels as arising actors within EU-Africa relations »
  • Fifth ASAI Conference « PluralAFRICA. Politics, knowledge and social dynamics in time and space » – Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna 5-7 September 2018 / Paper: « Reti diasporiche panafricane quali attori emergenti delle relazioni UE-Africa »

(2017)

  • First Concordia– McGill Universities African Studies Conference « Deconstructing and Reconstructing Africa: Politics, Society and Economics » – Montreal, 5-6 October 2017 / Paper: « The European Union for Africa towards 2030: perspectives from transnational organisations »
  • CReSPo Doctoral Conference« Les relations entre Etat et société civile au travers de leurs déséquilibres » – 8-9 June 2017 / Paper: « A participatory revision? The negotiation process around the Revised European Consensus on Development. INGDOs and African organisations’ contributions to the EC online public consultation».

Valentina Brogna est chercheuse doctorante en relations internationales à l’Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles depuis avril 2017, sous la co-direction de la Prof. Amandine Orsini (USL-B) et de la Prof. Isaline Bergamaschi (ULB) Elle a bénéficié en 2017 et 2018 d’une bourse des Fonds spéciaux de recherche (FSR). Depuis 2019 elle est boursière FRESH (FNRS). Sa recherche porte sur la participation d’Organisations de la société civile internationales aux relaitons Ue-Afrique sous le prisme du « développement », en particulier les Organisations non gouvernementales internationales de développement (ONGID) et les Réseaux diasporiques panafricaine (RDP-A) actifs au niveau européen. Elle est titulaire d’un diplôme de Bachelier en Science politique et Relations internationales, avec félicitations du jury, et d’un diplôme de Master en Institutions et politiques des droits humains et de la paix, avec félicitations du jury, de l’Université de Padoue (Italie). Elle est aussi titulaire d’un Certificat d’Etudes Politiques (CEP, avec mention très bien) de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (France).

De 2012 à début 2017, Valentina a travaillé au Lobby européen des femmes (Bruxelles), la plus grande coupole d’organisations de femmes en Europe, y occupant différents postes, y compris de gestion de la communication, des politiques et plaidoyer, de la gouvernance et de la participation des membres. Précédemment, elle a travaillé comme stagiaire auprès de FOCSIV (Rome), une fédération italienne d’ONGD, et en tant que rédactrice bénévole pour une association afro-italienne de Vérone.

Coordonnées:
valentina.brogna@usaintlouis.be

Intérêts de recherche :

Relations Ue-Afrique; Politique du développement; Théories du développement; Dialogue civile et plaidoyer; ONG internationales de développement; Diaspora pan-africaine en Europe.

Blogs:

Brogna, V.: An African Renaissance perspective on EU-Africa relations, Convivial Thinking, 20/11/2020

– Brogna, V.: A come Afriche: perché è sbagliato parlare del ‘Continente nero’ al singolare, Connessioni, Blog di EuropaToday, 04/03/2019

 
Conferences:
– Brogna, V.: “What is ‘development’?“Development” narratives by International Civil Society Organisations: the case of the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD) – 2010-2017, GLOBE International Relations Winter School, 10-11 February 2021, online
– Brogna, V.:“Are Pan-African Diasporic Networks driving a decolonial turn within EU-Africa relations? The case of the Post-Cotonou negotiations”, ISA 60th Annual Convention “Re-visioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress”, Toronto 27-30 March 2019

Publications:

Articles (sélection):

(2018)

  • Brogna, V. « The European Union and Africa towards 2030: perspectives from transnational civil society organisations » In Un nuovo ‘nomos della terra’ ? Governance internazionale, sviluppo e aiuto umanitario – POLITICS. Rivista di Studi Politici, VIII 2/2017, 65-82
  • Brogna, V., book review: « Norichika Kanie and Frank Biermann (eds), Governing through goals: Sustainable Development Goals as governance innovation, Cambridge, MA, and London : The MIT Press. 2017, 352 pp. », International Affairs 94(2), 1 March 2018, pp. 441-442.

(2015)

  • Brogna, V.: EWL calls on Cypriot leaders to include women on an equal footing with men in peace negotiations, womenlobby.org, Brussels, 19/06/2015

(2013)

  • Brogna, V.: The largest mobilisation ever to eradicate violence against women: thank you, Europe, womenlobby.org, Brussels, 15/04/2013

(2012)

  • Brogna, V.: Maternity protection in the EU well overdue, womenlobby.org, Brussels, 10/12/2012
  • Brogna, V.: 2 years overdue – no time to waste in approving new EU maternity leave legislation, womenlobby.org, Brussels, 10/12/2012

(2010)

  • Brogna, V.: La vera ricchezza delle Nazioni: Vie dello sviluppo umano. Rapporto UNDP 2010, volontariperlosviluppo.it, Torino, 08/11/2010
  • Brogna, V.: Rapporto CARITAS/Migrantes 2010, volontariperlosviluppo.it, Torino, 26/10/2010
  • Sabuzi Giuliani, D.; Brogna, V.: « Solidali made in crisi », in Volontari per lo sviluppo, Novembre – Dicembre 2010, Anno XXVII, Torino, 2010, pp.29-36

Travail d’édition:

(2015)

  • Do-Nascimento: Storia del continente africano. Una lettura razionale e sintetica, Qui Edit, Verona, 2015
  • AA.: Afriknow, Africa’s reports on EXPOMagazine, Africa’s Friends, Zenit ADV Verona, 2015 (EN version)

(2013)

  • AA.: Women’s Watch Report 2012-2013, European Women’s Lobby, Brussels, 2013 (EN and FR versions)

(2010)

  • AA.: « Sovranità alimentare: la forza dei piccoli produttori per nutrire il pianeta », FOCSIV Volontari e Terzo Mondon° 4/2010, Roma, 2010
  • AA.: « 2010 – 2015: cinque anni per reinvestire sulfuturo », FOCSIV Volontari e Terzo Mondon° 3/2010, Roma, 2010
  • AA.:« 2015: Cinque anni per costruire un partenariato vincente per lo sviluppo », FOCSIV Collana Strumentin° 29/2010, Roma, 2010
  • Belotti, V.: Il Barometro della solidarietà internazionale degli italiani 2010, FOCSIV, DOXA, Famiglia Cristiana, Padua University, Roma, 2010 (IT and EN versions)

Interventions :

(2018)

  • 16th Development Dialogue « Social Justice amidst the convergence of crises: Repoliticizing inequalities” – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS, EUR), La Haye, 1-2 novembre 2018 / Papier: “Pan-African Diasporic Networks in Brussels as arising actors within EU-Africa relations”
  • Vème Conférence ASAI PluralAFRICA: Politique, savoirs et dynamiques sociales dans le temp et dans l’espace – Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna 5-7 septembre 2018 / Papier: « Reti diasporiche panafricane quali attori emergenti delle relazioni UE-Africa »

(2017)

  • First Concordia– McGill Universities African Studies Conference « Deconstructing and Reconstructing Africa: Politics, Society and Economics » – Montreal, 5-6 October 2017 / Paper: « The European Union for Africa towards 2030: perspectives from transnational organisations »
  • CReSPo Doctoral Conference« Les relations entre Etat et société civile au travers de leurs déséquilibres » – 8-9 June 2017 / Paper: « A participatory revision? The negotiation process around the Revised European Consensus on Development. INGDOs and African organisations’ contributions to the EC online public consultation».