Nicole Franceschini has a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Heritage Studies (University of Verona, 2013) and a Master’s degree in World Heritage Studies (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, 2016). Nicole has also completed two professional courses on Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites (ICCROM, CACH, SACH – Beijing 2016) and on Heritage Impact Assessment (ICCROM, UNESCO – Rome, 2016). She is now a Ph.D. Candidate with a research focus on the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

After her graduation, she has completed an internship at the ICCROM’ Sites Unit where she supported the ICCROM staff in assessing World Heritage International Assistance requests and State of Conservation reports for the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the organization of two working sessions for the IUCN World Conservation Congress. After her internship, she has cooperated with ICCROM as a conference assistant at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and as a resource and team person of the international course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation.

Nicole has also worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Heritage Management and has worked in various capacities at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. Since April 2017 she is a scientific associate at the Chair of Cultural Heritage Management.