Giovanna Sanchez Nieminen (M.Soc.Sci) is a research scientist at VTT. She has worked with international cooperation since 2013. Ms Sanchez Nieminen holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master’s degree in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research. She has been involved with Horizon 2020 projects related to the socio-political and ethical aspects of new technologies, social acceptability, Responsible Research and Innovation and international cooperation, including the on-going YAKSHA and VOGAS. In addition to international cooperation and RRI, her research interests include citizen science application, sustainable development and gender studies.