Ethics, disciplinary & private relations Committee

A dedicated Committee to guarantee the respect of the Foundation's main values.


The garagErasmus’ Ethical, Disciplinary and Private relations Committee is competent to assess any serious and proved allegation that might arrive to the Foundation Leadership informing that some of the Foundation Members, Participants, and garagErasmus staff are not respecting these principles.

The Committee will report to the Foundation Board of Directors the conclusion of such an assessment. The Board of Directors will then take the appropriate measures to defend the Foundation mission, reputation, this also in the interest of the other Foundation members.

The Committee is composed by three members appointed by the Board of Directors on proposal by the President of the Foundation. The Board appoints the Chairman of the Committee (selected among the three members).

The Chairman of the Committee participates – without the right to vote and as ex officio member – to the Board of Directors meetings as “Senior Advisor for Private and Public Partnership”.


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Vito Potenza

Vito Potenza

Chairman of the Committee and Senior Advisor for Private and Public partnership

Vito Potenza is founder and senior partner of the Associated Chartered Accounting Firm Potenza & Partners operating both in Milan and Monza, providing consultancy and technical support to its Italian and international clients.

Since February 2012, Vito has been Adjunct Professor at the Bicocca University of Milan for the course “Company Evaluation”. He previously lectured on Criminal Law and Economics at the University of Castellanza (2006) and on Company Governance at the Bicocca University of Milan (2011). In 2009 he was elected Provincial Coordinator of Monza and Brianza for the Carabinieri National Association.

Toñi Caro

Toñi Caro

Toñi Caro is currently senior researcher, lecturer and Director of the International Research Project Office (IRPO) at Valencian International University (VIU) and Senior Social Innovation Researcher at Foundation I2Cat. Her research interest are N-Helix Social Innovation Ecosystems, transformational management and leadership and societal impact of R&I. She counts with more than 20 years of experience in research management.

Toñi holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences and at present is researching social innovation, employment and innovation management of research. She has been engaged with the Erasmus programme since its inception in the 1990s, when she participated in its pilot by completing study exchanges in Ireland and Finland.

Rocco Palma

Rocco Palma

Senior Advisor of the Board of Directors for Legal and Governance Affairs

Rocco Palma is a lawyer and diplomat specialised in International and European law and affairs, with a particular focus on economic issues. He holds a PhD in International trade law and has been an associate lawyer in local and national top-level law firms in Italy.

Since 2007 he has taught International law, International trade law, and International intellectual property law at the University of Salento in Lecce, and at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Piacenza and Rome, as well as in several other Universities. Rocco currently serves as a diplomat at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He was one of the first members to join garagErasmus Foundation.