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Environmental economist genuinely passionate about sustainability, energy & utilities. 5 years' professional experience in research, consultancy and public policies in the field, including international experience at the European Commission dealing with policies, regulations and projects on energy efficiency; green entrepreneurhip; resource efficiency and circular economy; business innovation. 

Work History

May 2014Present

Policy Officer

European Commission

DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROWTH). Unit J.3 Innovation Policy for Growth

  • Coordination of the Business Innovation Observatory
  • Preparation of the Horizon 2020 action on the Business Innovation Observatory+ (Work Programme 2014-2015).

DG Enterprise and Industry (ENTR). Unit D.5 SMEs: Clusters and Emerging industries

  • Policy development for green entrepreneurship
  • Preparation and follow-up of COSME actions on a European Resource Efficiency Self-Assessment Tool for SMEs and a European Resource Efficiency Excellence Centre
  • SME Test of Impact Assessments of DGs ENV, CLIMA, ENER and CONNECT
  • Contribution to the preparation of Horizon 2020 INNOSUP-1-2015 action on 'cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains'
  • Contribution to the preparation of the European Emerging Industries Conference 2014 in Milan in the context of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU.


Oct 2013Feb 2014

Blue Book Trainee

European Commission

DG Energy. Unit C3 Energy efficiency

Contribution to the Unit’s work on the:

  • Process of transposition and implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)
  • Preparation of the Communication on the 2030 climate and energy targets
  • Preparation of the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive assessing the progress towards the 20% target for 2020 and considering the role of energy efficiency within a 2030 perspective

Mar 2012Oct 2013

Research assistant

Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna

Institute of Management - Sustainability Management team (SuM)

  • Research on resource efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), with the participation in the Life+ PROMISE project (PROduct Main Impact Sustainability through Eco-communication) aiming at promoting SCP through the involvement of producers, retailers, consumers and local bodies
  • Drafting of a project proposal on GPP and energy efficiency under CIP-IEE 2013 call
  • Research on environmental accountability for private companies
  • Implementation of CIP Eco-innovation IMAGINE project (Innovations for a MAde Green in Europe) involving four Tuscan clusters in the promotion of the “EMAS Network approach”
  • Consultancy on Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


Oct 2011Dec 2011

Sustainability consultant - Trainee (EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme)

Gralek Consultores S.c.a.

Contribution to the development of a project of community organic gardens in the municipality of Espartinas (Seville), which could prove to be self-sufficient and able to foster the local socio-economic development.

Nov 2010Mar 2011

Junior Environmental Consultant

ERGO S.r.l. - University Spin-off of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Update of the set of environmental indicators (climate, air, water, noise, electromagnetic pollution, energy, waste and mobility) referred to the Municipality of San Giuliano Terme (Pisa), as part of the framework of the Local Strategic Development Plan.

Apr 2010Jul 2010

Sustainability consultant - Intern

Sintesis S.r.l.

Contribution to draw up the social and economic framework of the municipality of San Vincenzo (Livorno) within the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Local Strategic Development Plan.



International Summer School on Regulation of Local Public Services, 15th edition

Turin School of Local Regulation

International study experience on regulatory issues of local public services (e.g. waste, water, public transport, district heating, sport facilities).


Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Development of Territory. 110 /110 cum laude

University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics

Environmental economics.


European ERASMUS Intensive Course Programme on "The Role of Agriculture in Territorial Identity and Competitiveness of Rural Areas", in Nitra, Slovakia. ECTS grade A (Excellent)

Slovak University of Agriculture

Lectures, study trips, group work and writing of a final report on the role of agriculture in territorial identity and competitiveness of rural areas.


Bachelor of Science in Economics of Territory and Environment. 110 /110 cum laude

University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics



Scientific High School Degree. 95/100

Ernesto Balducci Scientific High School

Math, Physics, Biology,  English, Latin.


Project Management
Contract management
Regulatory analysis (energy and environment)
Energy policy
Environmental policy
Public policy
Stakeholder engagement
MS Office

Certifications and courses

Jun 2013

Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)

Cambridge University ESOL Examinations

Grade A (excellent, C2 level)

Oct 2012Feb 2013

English for Writing and Presenting Research Work

Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna
Jan 2013

"Quality Management Systems. ISO 9001:2008"; "Management Systems Auditor: audit methodology. ISO19001:2012 and ISO/IEC 17021:2011"; "Health and Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor. BS OHSAS 18001:2007".

RINA Training Factory
Sep 2011Oct 2011

Course of Spanish for Foreigners - Intermediate level

Alsima Consultores

Publications and presentations

Honours and Awards

  • Awarded as outstanding graduate (cum laude) at Pisa University (Bachelor and Master of Science), 2009 and 2011 annual ceremony
  • Selected as one of the best under 30 graduates of Italy to participate in Campus Mentis, an initiative of career guidance promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Youth Department, held in Pomezia (Rome) from 16 to 18 April 2012.


  • Bonifacio Garcia Porras. Head of Unit J.3 – Innovation Policy for Growth, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission. | +32 229-68721
  • Kirsi Ekroth-Manssila. Head of Unit F.5 – SMEs: Clusters and Emerging industries, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission. | +32 229-50708
  • Paul Hodson. Head of Unit C.3 – Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission. | +32 229-91258
  • Claudia Canevari. Deputy Head of Unit C.3 - Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission. +32 229-92485
  • Gergana Miladinova, Team leader in Unit G.1 - Competence Centre Smart and Sustainable Growth, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission. | +32 229-94197

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Autorizzo il trattamento dei miei dati personali ai sensi del Decreto Legislativo 30 giugno
2003, n. 196 "Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali".

Brussels, 26 May 2015