Ilaria Olimpico is a facilitator and a trainer.
She was born in Nola (Naples, Italy) in 1981. She holds a BA in International and Diplomatic Sciences at University Orientale in Naples, with research in the Arab-Islamic world.
Ilaria is weaving Aesthetics of the Oppressed, Social Presencing Theater, Participative Storytelling, and Focusing, in a living method to facilitate spaces of awareness, co-learning, conflict transformation, and salutogenesis.
She has been working for more than 10 years as a facilitator/trainer in intercultural and peace education programs. In the last years, she has been working as a facilitator in EU projects with refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants. During the pandemic, she developed the online format “Stories that reconnect” with groups of women, groups of refugees and locals, and groups of activists/educators. She collaborates with the University of Florence, with CISP University of Pisa, and with the University of Applied Science Würzburg (FHWS).
Ilaria is co-founder of the collective TheAlbero – thealbero.wordpress.com – and a member of the Organizing Committee of PPLG – pplg.org.