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Elena Pasoli
Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Elena Pasoli is the Director of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Centre for Book and Reading and of the Executive Committee of Ibby - International Board on Books for Young People. In the last years her work at the BolognaFiere has focused on the international development of the Fair: she contributed to the creation of the New York Rights Fair (NYRF), established the co-organization of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), collaborated with the Moscow International Book Fair for the children’s professional programme and the Sharjah International Book Fair for the illustrators training programme. Her activity has brought the Bologna book fair to win in 2018 the international Eric Carle Honor prize in the Bridge Category. Before her current position, she had been events manager at BolognaFiere and directed the Communications department of the University of Bologna Foundation. She has a degree in Classic Literature.

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