The KiNESIS Experience


Oliver Karolyi - Stichting Hanzehogeschool Groningen (NL)

Oliver spent 5 years studying Spanish literature, history, and culture.  His marketing study at HUAS shaped his creativity and research skills during many projects such as designing a completely new product. He included KiNESIS into his path, through a graduation project that gave him the opportunity to develop his skills further and build upon his previously collected experience. It was a great kick-starter for his marketing career enabling him to put everything he learned into this last journey of his bachelor studies. 

Oliver spent three months in Navarra (March-May 2022) and carried out an internship titled  The Camino de Santiago: Mapping the impact of the Aragonese route in Navarra. Here you can find his testimony about his KiNESIS experience. A video of his interview is also available. Enjoy!




Luca Scavuzzo Gauna -  University of Navarra (E)

Luca Scavuzzo (21-years-old), is a student of Applied Management at the University of Navarra, and he is currently doing his internship  (June - August 2022)i n Frigento, Italy in the Agrifood sector.  Luca with other students from the University of Navarra and the university of Wageningen is cooperating with Agri-food companies from the Terre Dell’Ufita (some villages in the region of Campania). The idea is to promote this area, its products and services and improve its communications, logistics and marketing strategies to avoid the growing shrinkage problem. His specific role consists in working on export and internationalization initiatives.



Muhammad Nasir - Tallinn University (EE)

Muhammad Nasir is a Master student in Social Entrepreneurship at Tallinn University, Estonia. Muhammad was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. He's a Business graduate specialized in marketing. He has done two core marketing internships one was for the sales force and the second one was for marketing advertising.
He has three years of experience working in leading organizations from Office Assistant to Personal Assistant to CEO's assistant. He has also experience in the E-Commerce Industry and Digital Marketing as he has been working as a bVirtual Assistant for International clients and launched multiple products on Amazon from the US to Australia. His Traineeship (May-August 2022) titled  Rethinking the center of Fitero "The brand Fitero" is carried out in collaboration with the Town Council and local businesses to promote the brand Fitero, within their current campaign (Health, Cultural Heritage, Gastronomy and Outdoor Tourism). Here is a video about his experience with KiNESIS. 



Martin Cruz Echeverri - University of Wageningen (NL)

Martin Cruz Echeverri is a student of  International Development, at the Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands and he is currently doing his internship (June - August 2022) in Frigento, Italy in the Agrifood sector. He is keen on sustainable development topics, with a special interest in food-related issues.  During his studying and working experiences, he has been enhancing his critical thinking and learned how to work in teams and the importance it has in the exchange of ideas and the reaching of consensus. He is eager on working in culturally diverse environments and supporting communities toward a sustainable future.


Maureen Barasa -  Tallinn University (EE)

Maureen Barasa is a Master's student of Social Entrepreneurship from Tallinn University in Estonia. She is passionate about rural development through economic empowerment. When she heard about the KiNESIS program, she was determined to participate in the long-term goal of ending depopulation. She applied and got accepted to be a part of the internship titled  The Camino de Santiago: Mapping the impact of the Aragonese route in Navarra.  

The focus of her internship (May - August 2022) is on the economic impact this route has on the people and the businesses and how this can be used to combat depopulation.



Sabrina Stiebner  - Harz University of Applied Science (D)

Sabrina Stiebner is a student of European Administrative Management at the Harz University of Applied Sciences. Since March 2022 she is participating in the KiNESIS-Project in Navarre (Spain) which has its goal to fight against depopulation and shrinking in rural areas across Europe. Her project in Rocaforte, therefore, focuses on reducing negative environmental impact to increase the quality of living. Specifically, the project goal is to reduce the acoustic, odour and visual impact of the paper factory at the bottom of the village. Here you find a short description of her work. 


Paola Buonanno  Porras -  University of Navarra (E)

Paola Buonanno is a student of Applied Management at the University of Navarra, and she is currently doing his internship  (June - August 2022) in Frigento, Italy in the Agrifood sector. She is particularly interested in working in marketing and territorial cohesion for local products, especially the position of reviewing importers and identification of distribution channels while developing promotion for KiNESIS. The degree she is currently pursuing at the University of Navarre has given her  skills in the areas of marketing and public relations, thus giving her the  right qualifications necessary for the traineeship in Frigento. 



Consiglia Marchese  - University of Naples L'Orientale (IT)

Consiglia Marchese (23-years old)  is a Master student in Languages and Intercultural Communication at the University of Naples L'Orientale. She is currently doing her internship with the KINESIS project, proposed by the ICS of the University of Navarra. The topic of her research is the Camino of Santiago: Mapping the Impact of the Aragonese route in Navarra. She will continue the research done by Oliver Karolyi and Maureen Shisia. The idea is to analyse the economic and social impact the Camino de Santiago route has on the villages and small towns in Navarra as several of them are facing the risk of depopulation. So far, I am planning to go on a pilgrimage following the Aragonese route, interview the inhabitants and workers along the way, compare this route with the well-known French route and develop some concrete lines of action on how to make the Aragonese route more attractive and visible for tourists.



Mariana Cely Uribe  - University of Navarra (E)

Mariana Cely Uribe is an International business administration student at the University of Navarra and she is currently doing his internship  (June - August 2022) in Frigento, Italy in the Agrifood sector. Mariana has always been interested in researching and analyzing issues related to sustainability and the interaction between corporations and society. Mariana is working on the development of alternative sales channels, especially on the digital side of sales creating online relationships and opening doors to new possibilities for the small local business of the Ufita area. She joined the project because she is truly interested in what the different small enterprises of typical products in this area have to offer and in the overall experiences of sharing new points of view with Italian small communities and supporting them in their possible developments.


Andre Toscano Aramillo - University of Navarra (E)

Andre Toscano is an international student currently studying Business Administration at the University of Navarra located in Pamplona, Spain. He is carrying out his internship  (June - August 2022) in Frigento, Italy in the Agrifood sector. he is a self-driven and motivated student who likes to get things done the best way possible.