Francesca works as a Policy Advisor for ECCO’s Europe Programme
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.