Giovanni Battista Zoso, Apr - Jun 2021
The collaboration with Venice Plastic Free allowed me to confront the issues related to environmental sustainability and social innovation for the first time, giving me the opportunity to experience them first-hand. Furthermore, thanks to this internship, I have taken part in clean-up initiatives, held in the Venetian lagoon and participated in the International Workshop on the removal of marine litter and circular economy, held on the 3rd of June at the Venice Boat Show. These experiences have allowed me to get engaged and interact with people active in the third sector, making me acquire valuable knowledge that will surely be useful for my future studies!
Ruth Janet Ferguson, Nov 2021 - present
I come from Ireland originally, and I’m currently studying for my Master’s degree in Sustainable development, which is a double degree between Leipzig University, Germany and Ca’Foscari University of Venice. I’m looking forward to working with Venice Lagoon Plastic Free, the experience gained in preparing and submitting technical reports to the EU, as well as through practical work in the field assisting with sampling activities, is relevant and valuable for my studies and for my future career. I’m also looking forward to the opportunity to getting more involved with the local community here in Venice, and to learning about the Venice lagoon first-hand.