Eva Maciocco

Eva Maciocco is a translator, interpreter and intercultural mediator with South Asian communities in Barcelona (India and Pakistan). Since 2014, she has been working in the XEIX project (Barcelona City Council), winner of the first prize of the Diversity Advantage Challenge (European Council), an award for intercultural innovative projects.

In 2016 she co-founded the research group RecerPak for the study of the Pakistani community in Barcelona, together with Alejandra Tercero, Berta Güell, Komal Naz and la Marina Arrasate. Between 2016 and 2017, with other members of the research group, she co-authored a research on Pakistani retail shops in Raval commissioned by the Ciutat Vella District (Barcelona City Council) and Barcelona Activa. The executive summary is available here: http://media-edg.barcelona.cat/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/27151852/Resum-comerc%CC%A7-pakistane%CC%80s_FINAL.pdf

Before joining XEIX team, she was a project coordinator and research assistant at the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration GRITIM (2011-2014) and the social sciences laboratory BES LAB at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She did her internship at the Department of Asian Communities of Casa Asia in Barcelona. She also worked for several NGOs in social and educational programs (Fundació Tot Raval, CUAMM, A l’estiu Barcelona t’acull, etc.), and as a freelance translator and backgrounder journalist in the context of interculturalism.
She has a M.Sc. in Immigration Management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a B.A. in Translating and Interpreting from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with a major in English and Italian, and a minor in Hindi. She spent one year abroad at the University of Birmingham (UK) at the Departments of Modern Languages and Sociology (2009) and at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College (2013). She speaks Catalan, English, Italian, Hindi, Spanish and Urdu.ç

 

Presentations at conferences and seminars:

“El comerç pakistanès al Raval” presentació dels resultats de l’estudi realitzat sobre el comerç pakistanès encàrrec de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona i Barcelona Activa en el marc del Pla de Desenvolupament Econòmic de Ciutat Vella (Barcelona, 25/07/2017)

“Veí, Veïna, vine a conèixer la comunitat índia i pakistanesa” presentació en l’espai de debat de l’espai veïnal Calàbria 66 amb la col·laboració de la ONG de Veí a Veí, Espai Avinyó, Cordill i PakMir (Barcelona, 16/09/2016)

“Immigration and Community Health: Insights into the South-Asian population in Barcelona” seminar with the Stanford BING Overseas Studies Program (Stanford University) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1/07/2016)

“El projecte XEIX, un projecte intercultural amb el comerç de proximitat. La mediació intercultural com a eina facilitadora de la promoció econòmica i social” conferència adreçada a estudiants de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Grup MIRAS-UAB (27/04/2016).

“Proyecto XEIX: Promoviendo las relaciones interculturales a través del comercio de proximidad” part del seminari “Personas emprendedoras y empresarias de origen extranjero: La integración económica en la ciudad.”, Consell d’Europa i Ajuntament de Getxo (Getxo, 1/12/2015)

“Case studies: different approaches/methodologies to foster community empowerment, XEIX Project” part del seminari “Community empowerment and mediation from an intercultural perspective” Intercultural Cities Workshop, Consell d’Europa i Fundació La Caixa (Bercelona, 28/09/2015)

 “Asian Migrant Media: A Local Perspective on Migration and Intercultural Dialogue”, taula rodona organitzada pel United Nation Institute on Globalization Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) i Casa Asia (Barcelona, 25/11/2013)

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