In memoriam: Cristiana Benedetti Fasil

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The EUI was saddened to learn that an alumna of the Economics Department, Cristiana Benedetti Fasil, passed away on Monday 24 May 2021.

Cristina entered the EUI’s doctoral programme in 2005, and defended her thesis in June of  2011 under the supervision of Omar Licandro.

Cristiana will be remembered as an extraordinary human being, a fighter with a smile, always thinking of others. In fact, in addition to working as an economist at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, she was also president and co-founder of Social Venture Africa, a non–profit organisation that promotes women’s empowerment and local economic development in Ghana.

Cristiana is survived by her father Silvio and her partner Christoph Bertsch, who is also an alumnus of the EUI ECO Department.

The EUI extends its sincere condolences to her family on this sad event.