Valentina C. Tassone is lecturer at Wageningen University, Education and Competence Studies Chair Group, the Netherlands. She is researcher, teacher and practitioner in the field of human development and capacity building for sustainability and quality of life. Valentina has conducted scientific research, consultancy and educational activities especially focusing on participatory processes, governance, cross-boundary education, mindsets and competence development for sustainability. She has worked in interdisciplinary projects funded by the EU, WWF, IUCN World Union, and many other international organizations.