About Us

Since 1998, Eclectica has focused on social research, training and methodological consulting services and assistance. Our work group brings together sociologists, trainers, educators and psychologists with extensive expertise in issues involving lifestyles, high-risk behaviors – especially those that can lead to dependence – and the well-being of individuals, groups and communities. Thanks to a flexible organization and a consolidated network of professional partners, Eclectica supports public and private agencies at all levels – from the local to the international – in all stages of their projects: identifying needs, project design, implementation, monitoring and assessment, and communication.

Our team

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Franca Beccaria – founding partner, head of research

Sociologist and holder of a PhD in Alcohol Studies, she is docent in sociology at the University of Helsinki, deputy director of the Università di Torino EMDAS – European Master on Drugs and Alcohol Studies – degree program, and member of the Scientific Laboratory of the Osservatorio Permanente sui Giovani e l’Alcool (Permanent Observatory on Youth and Alcohol) in Rome. She taught Sociology of Health at the Università di Torino Second School of Medicine from 2001 to 2018, and epidemiology and sociology of drug addiction in the second-level master’s degree program in Criminology and Psycho-Forensic Sciences in the 2018-19 academic year. Since 2016, she has taught courses in drug addiction from a multidisciplinary perspective at UNITELMA Sapienza. She was President of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol from 2011 to 2013. She has received national accreditation for associate professorships in General Sociology, subject classification code SPS/07.

Antonella Ermacora – founding partner, head of training

Received her degree in Educational Sciences from the Università di Torino, followed by a master’s degree in Human Resources Management. She specializes in designing and holding adult training courses and in conducting health promotion work groups. She has coordinated numerous national and regional health promotion and training projects. She has extensive expertise in designing and implementing learning programs for adolescents, their parents and teachers, and the healthcare workers involved with them, as well as in group dynamics, active participation techniques and peer education. Positive organization coach.

Sara Rolando – researcher

Sociologist, has worked with Eclectica since 2007 as a senior researcher. She received her doctorate from the University of Helsinki with a comparative dissertation on drinking cultures among young people. She has expertise in qualitative, comparative and web-based research methods. Her main research interests include alcohol, drugs and gambling, topics she has investigated from multiple perspectives (cultures, careers, prevention and policies), and on which she has published numerous papers in international scientific journals. In addition, she is active in designing local and European projects, as well as in conducting and assessing local health promotion and active participation projects.

Adelaide Mondo – secretarial and administrative staff


Giulia Arrighetti, graduated in medical anthropology and specialized in occupational medicine and political ecology. She is attending an internship in Ecletica, focusing on the collection and analysis of qualitative data.   

Mariella Calvelli, market researcher and market consulant with expertise in statistical data processing.

Barbara Costamagna, psychologist and psychotherapist. She specializes in sexology and is a certified EMDR therapist dealing with traumatic experiences and management development. She provides training and consulting services to firms, sports teams and management-level personnel, and has for many years been engaged in health and well-being promotion projects. In addition, she provides psychological support to adolescents, teachers and parents to assist them in in preventing and coping with problem situations.

Giusy Famiglietti, psychologist, has worked with Eclectica since 2007. She is active in setting up and leading peer educator groups, and in local and national projects for training social assistance and healthcare personnel in issues associated with peer education, high-risk behaviors among adolescents and parenting

Valentina Fida, professional educator, has been engaged for many years in peer education and active citizenship projects designed to prevent high-risk behaviors and promote healthy lifestyles among adolescents and young adults.

Andrea Marella, engineer, is in charge of Trafficlab – Traffico e Soluzioni ITS (Alba, CN). He plans and designs transport systems and develops new technology for traffic control and management.

Cecilia Nessi, PhD, post-doc researcher at Piemonte Orientale University. She works on identities, vulnerabilities and kinship from a queer perspective.

Enrico Petrilli, holds a PhD in sociology. He currently has a post-doctoral fellowship at the Università Bicocca in Milano. Since 2009, he has worked with Eclectica as a researcher dealing with issues associated with alcohol and drug consumption.

Our networks

University of Torino (IT), Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società https://www.didattica-cps.unito.it/do/home.pl

CEAG (University of Helsinki Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance), centro di ricerca sulle dipendenze dell’Università di Helsinki, Finlandia https://blogs.helsinki.fi/hu-ceacg/

The University of Maastricht, Department of Health Education & Promotion https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/master/master-health-education-and-promotion

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University (DK) https://psy.au.dk/en/research/research-centres-and-units/centre-for-alcohol-and-drug-research/

Middlesex University, DARC Drug & Alcol Research Centre, London http://drugandalcoholresearchcentre.org

EMDAS European Master in Drugs and Alcohol Studies http://emdas-to.it/en/

Kettil Bruun Society, for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol. https://www.kettilbruun.org/

Our values

We are committed to promoting the quality of life – at the workplace as elsewhere – and to building human capital,   basing our day-to-day work on fair commercial practices.

Our code of conduct is founded in the principle of social responsibility towards all our stakeholders – our clients, our suppliers, our associates – as we are convinced that relational well-being is essential for successful outcomes.

Rigor, passion, flexibility and an international outlook: these are the qualities that make Eclectica what it is.