Patrizia Meringolo is a Psychologist and Professor in Community Psychology at the School of Psychology of the University of Florence. She was the Coordinator of the Erasmus+ PROVA project (2016-2018), aimed to prevent violent youth radicalization in Europe. She was the academic proposer of the spin-off LabCom Research and Action for psychosocial well-being. Her research concerns issues about social and community psychology, health promotion, gender differences, migrations, risky behavior in young people and substance use and misuse. She has expertise in Qualitative Methods and in Participatory Action Research. She is the author of many scientific publications and contributions presented at national and international conferences.