Cristina Pepato is a consultant in the IDC4EU European Government Consulting unit. Within the unit, Pepato provides project management assistance for ICT research projects, including the preparation and execution of calls for tenders, projects and studies for the EU and other public international and national government bodies and entities. Thanks to her additional training in journalism, Pepato also regularly carries out communication, dissemination and stakeholder engagement activities. Before joining IDC, she worked as a project assistant in the Strategic Areas Department of Promos — Chamber of Commerce of Milan, where she supported the management and implementation of internationalisation projects funded by the EU and the public administration, and in the commercial office of the Mexican Consulate in Milan, where she provided assistance in investment projects. She has a degree in cultural and linguistic mediation and a master's in languages and cultures for international communication and cooperation (majors in English and Chinese).