Francesca Bellisai

EU Policy Advisor

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Francesca works in ECCO as a EU Policy Advisor

She holds a Master’s degree in “EU’s external relations” graduated magna cum laude from KU Leuven University in Belgium where she graduated with a thesis “The EU’s coordination in its external climate action: the case of Morocco”.

Francesca has been working on climate since 2019, having worked first at the Climate Change and Energy Commission of the European Committee of the Regions and then at Aequilibria s.r.l, a company specialising in business consulting on carbon management.
In order to complete her university studies also in Italy, Francesca graduated in European and Global Studies in March 2021 at the University of Padua with a thesis on “Carbon footprint initiatives and their interactions with the EU’s policy making”.

She has been working at ECCO since April 2021. Her research interests include EU climate legislation, related negotiations and European funds. At the beginning of her career at ECCO, she also studied Italian climate governance, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, and the possibility of a climate law in Italy.

Pubblicazioni di Francesca Bellisai

European elections 2024: Political scenarios

February 2024
The 2024 European elections will be a key moment for the future of the European Green Deal and the Union's climate policies. The future Commission and the new European Parliament will be able to continue on this path, ensuring that the 2030 targets needed to avert the most disastrous effects of climate change are met. They will also, and most importantly, be able to make the energy transition socioeconomically sustainable.

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Energy without Russia: Country report Italy

September 2023
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the energy crisis which came in its wake have produced significant impacts on the energy sector in many EU countries, including Italy. This study shows that customers reacted to high gas prices by reducing consumption over and above the European target of 15%, with gas consumption dropping 18.6% from August 2022 to January 2023, in the absence of structural measures.

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