Anna Rita Manca

Researcher, Joint Research Centre at European Commission

Anna Rita Manca joined the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in 2016, where she works on resilience, the social impact of financial measures and fairness. From 2011 to 2016, she was statistics officer at the European Institute for Gender Equality where she was in charge of the development and the construction of the Gender Equality Index for the European Union. Previously, she was Scientific Officer at the JRC and Researcher at the University of Siena. She studied Political Science at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and later obtained a Ph.D in Applied Statistics at the University of Florence. She has been Visiting Fellow at Sussex University and at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Her research activity focuses on social cohesion, gender equality, labor market and education. She has published on social participation, deliberative democracy, active citizenship and early school leavers.