World Press Freedom Day 2019
Head of Unit - Gender, Human Rights and Democratic Governance EU/DGIC
She studied International and Diplomatic Relations in Gorizia, Italy, and in Louvain-La –Neuve, Belgium, during her Erasmus year. She specialised in European Law in Rome (ISTUD) and in European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges, with a Master thesis on the fight against trafficking in women in the EU. Since joining the Commission, in 2000, she has been working in the Justice and Home Affairs area. As head of sector in charge of inter-institutional relations (European Parliament, Council, CdR and EESC) in the Justice and Home Affairs Directorate General, she contributed to the JHA Scoreboard and to drafting the Hague Programme and Action Plan, which set the priorities in the area of justice and home affairs for 2004-2009, and the Council decision shifting immigration matters from unanimity to qualified majority voting in the Council (passerelle clause).