Debora Guidetti joined the Open Society Foundations in October 2011 and is based in Brussels with the Open Society Initiative for Europe. She is responsible for work on discrimination and xenophobia in Western Europe in the Migration and Discrimination cluster.
Before joining the Open Society Foundations, Guidetti managed the European Program on Integration and Migration, a collaborative re-granting initiative of the Network of European Foundations for nearly four years. She has previous experience with the UNESCO regional office for culture in Latin America and the Caribbean based in Cuba, where she worked on HIV/AIDS prevention and stigma reduction and on indigenous audio-visual projects. She has also worked with Handicap International in Belgium. Other positions she has held include working for an integration center for migrant women in Brussels and posting s with the UNESCO office in Mexico, the European Commission, and a local diaspora NGO in Ghana. Since 2011, she has been a fellow of the Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration.
Guidetti studied international relations, political science, and culture and development studies in Italy (Padua), France (Sciences-Po Paris), and Belgium (University of Leuven). She is fluent in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.