Maddalena Bettoni, master’s degree in project management and evaluation; agricultural engineer specialized in rural development and sustainable tropical agriculture. Maddalena works in the GESPLAN research group based in Madrid, Spain, as a junior researcher. She participates in various EU-founded projects in the H2020 framework, studying co-innovation processes, rural development, social capital in isolated regions, and sustainable agriculture. She collaborates as professor assistant in project evaluation and scientific writing courses in an official master offered by the Polytechnical University of Madrid.