Cristina Mancigotti

Education coordinator

Cristina Mancigotti is Capacity Development Coordinator for the Capacity Development Office at UNU-MERIT/Maastricht University. Cristina coordinates the Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) programme, and her main area of expertise is adult education and lifelong learning. 

Cristina holds a MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from UNU-MERIT/Maastricht University, with a specialisation in Migration studies. Prior joining UNU-MERIT, Cristina interned at the Council of Europe and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Selected publications by Cristina Mancigotti

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Laar, Mindel van de , Cristina Mancigotti, Richard E West, Paris Cosma & Dennis Katwal, 2022, The value of educational microcredentials in open access online education: a doctoral education case, Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning(published 10 May 2022), DOI:

Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Mancigotti, Cristina, 2019, On women & power: From surface shine to core strength, How many times have you rolled your eyes when someone said a country is progressive because half the parliament is made up of women? How much can this really tell us about gender equality and women’s participation in any particular country? Why does it even matter?, More information