Manuela Barreca is a post-doctoral researcher at the Univeristà della Svizzera italiana (USI, Lugano) in Switzerland, where, she received her PhD in Economics in 2016. At USI, she serves as teaching assistant for various courses for the Master in Public Management and Policy (project part of the Swiss Public Administration Network). Her teaching experience is in the fields of public and strategic management in public and nonprofit sector. Her main research interest are in the area of public art and cultural management, creative industries, network governance and public and private partnership. She contributes to various projects on territorial development based on the improvement of cultural and creative perspectives in Canton Ticino and abroad. In particular, she has been involved in the "Puglia Sounds Monitoring", a one-year project with the aim to analyze and map the music industry in the italian Apulia Region, and, to highlight role and activities carried out by Puglia Sounds as creative programme funded by the EU to promote the creation of a regional music system. During the PhD, she has been visiting at the Institute of Public Management and Territorial Governance (IMPGT) of the University of Aix Marseille, working on a project to study different regional music system in Europe. Since 2013, she is program manager of the XIX Permanent Study Group on Public Network Policy and Management for the European Group of Public Administration, and member of the IIAS - International Institute of Administrative Science in whis is co-chair for the Social Innovation, commons and administration panel. She is part of the CEPS Research Fellows - Center for Philanthropy Studies.