European Commission employment


Since October 2015, Head of the Nature Unit, European Commission, DG Environment.

My Unit is in charge of Natura 2000, the EU network of protected areas, covering 18% of the EU territory and 28.000 sites.


January 2010-September 2015, Deputy Head of the Water Unit, European Commission, DG Environment.

The Unit is in charge of the EU Water Framework, Groundwater, Floods and Priority Substances Directives.


January 2008/December 2009, Team Leader, International Climate Change Negotiations, European Commission, DG Environment


May 2005/December 2007, Legal Adviser for Multilateral Environmental Agreements, European Commission, DG Environment


October 2000/April 2005, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Environment, in charge of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and of the legal aspects of the Convention on Biological Diversity, including the relationship with WTO/TRIPs, WIPO and FAO


Previous Employment


October 1999/October 2000, UniversityLecturer (UD), Department of European and Economic Law, University of Groningen; in charge of the courses on European Environmental law.


August 1996/August 1999, Assistant (Senior Assistant from Nov. 1998) Law Department, College of Europe, Bruges.


October 1995/July 1996, Codification of EC law (Italian version) in the framework of a contract between the College of Europe and the European Commission.


March/May 1996, Part-Time Stagiaire at the WWF, European Office, Brussels.


January/September 1994, Legal Traineeship in the Law Firm “C.Pepe”, Salerno, Italy.