Biography of Francesca Sbianchi

Francesca Sbianchi was born in 1987 in Assisi, Italy. She is partially sighted and works at the office of the Umbria Regional Government. She lives in Bastia Umbra, in the centre of Italy, but she often travels to different cities in Italy and abroad. She has a degree in International Relations and in her (very limited) free time, she enjoy travelling and getting to know the culture of/tasting traditional recipes from the various countries. Since 2010 she has been involved as a volunteer in activities regarding low vision and blindness: at national level she is currently the Chair of the Council of the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted (UICI) in the Umbria region, being the link person between the UICI Board and the UICI Youth Committee andas the Coordinator of the UICI International Relations Office. At international level, she represent the EBU in the WBU Youth Committee and the Italian Disability Forum in the European Disability Forum Youth Committee. Her personal slogan is: "Be curious, be active, be there!"

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