Elena is Policy Advisor for the Diplomacy & Foreign Policy and Resilience & Development programmes at ECCO.
Before joining ECCO, she worked as Programme Assistant at the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO), European Commission. Elena supported the COVID-19 Humanitarian Task Force and followed strategic relations with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Prior to DG ECHO, Elena worked as researcher at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) on migration from Africa to Europe, EU affairs, as well as US politics and foreign policy. She also worked as data coordinator for the Treccani Geopolitical Altas.
Elena holds a Master’s in Human Rights and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International development at the University of Sussex.