HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND PREVENTION AT SAN PATRIGNANO
Monica Barzanti graduated in Modern Foreign Languages in 1981, followed by a graduation as a professional educator . Since 1979 at San Patrignano as a volunteer, mentoring girls and young women in their path to recovery from drug addiction. Since 1986 part of the Communications staff, organizing international events, and participating in conferences in Italy and abroad as keynote speaker. Since 1998 Monica is in the International Relations Team full time and has been coordinating and tutoring study visits and workshop to the Community by schools, volunteer groups, social workers, policy makers, scholars and people working in the addiction field, both Italians and foreigners. She also collaborates in the creation and implementation of Master Courses on addiction. Since 2006 she has been a member of the Vienna NGO Committee, representing San Patrignano at UN events. Monica is Board Member of many International networks, as consultant and expert in recovery and prevention methods and transfer of expertise.