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Alberto Fresolone

Research Assistant

Equity and Justice Research Group

Population and Just Societies Program


Alberto Fresolone joined the Equity and Justice (EQU) Research Group of the IIASA Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program as a research assistant in October 2021. He is currently working on a model-based policy exercise and serious game (a tool for stakeholder engagement) that examines climate migration policy in Europe, the scenario being the economic consequences of future climate-migration from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on the Austrian labor market. He received the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) 2022 Young Scientist Session Award for this work. He is also working on the topic of grey/conventional infrastructure failure in comparison to Nature-Based-Solution (NBS) failure, with a focus on flood and landslide infrastructure, while examining the barriers to the implementation of public infrastructure at different stages. In addition, he will be working on identifying tools and methods to co-create (scientists together with stakeholders) a climate risk service for managing drought risk in Austria.

Fresolone’s academic background is in cultural studies and sociolinguistics/critical discourse analysis – he has a BA in Transcultural Communication from the University of Vienna and is currently working towards the completion of a Master of European Studies (MES) at the University of Vienna, with a focus on Macroeconomics, Political Science, and Law in the European and EU context. He is fluent in English, German, Spanish, and Italian.

His research interests include, among others, science to policy and stakeholder engagement, and deliberation processes (especially serious gaming and co-creation processes) in the context of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), as well as science diplomacy, (critical) discourse analysis, and terminology research.

Prior to joining EQU, he held positions in the IIASA Directorate (DI), the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and summer jobs at the Royal Household, as well as at the EU Pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015.

Last update: 05 DEC 2022


Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Scolobig, A., Aguilera Rodríguez, J., Fresolone-Caparrós, A. , Olsen, S.G., Hoffstad Reutz, E., Martin, J. , & Solheim, A. (2023). Tackling policy barriers to nature-based solutions. IIASA Policy Brief. Laxenburg, Austria: PB-39

Martin, J. , Scolobig, A., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Aguilera Rodríguez, J.J., Balsiger, J., Del Seppia, N., Fresolone-Caparrós, A. , Garcia, E., Kraushaar, S., Verges, D., Wulff Knusten, T., & Zingraff-Hamed, A. (2023). Policy and finance innovation for nature-based solutions. IIASA Policy Brief. Laxenburg, Austria: PB-38

Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Martin, J. , Fresolone-Caparrós, A. , Scolobig, A., Rodriguez, J.A., Solheim, A., Olsen, S.G., & Reutz, E.H. (2023). Learning from NBS implementation barriers. Deliverable 5.4 of the PHUSICOS project