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Anna Ascani

Anna Ascani

Leaders Europe 2020


Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education



Anna is Italy’s Deputy Minister of Education, responsible for the school programs for students from 0-18 years of age that give all students the possibility to develop their unique talents. One of Anna’s initiatives, “superiamo i divari,” aims to overcome inequality between schools in different regions of Italy by supporting school directors and teachers, investing in buildings and digital infrastructure, and encouraging peer-to-peer exchange between schools. As a teenager, Anna dreamed of becoming a teacher; she feels fortunate to play a role in improving the educational experience for all of Italy’s students today.