Silvia Francescon



Silvia Francescon is  the Head of the “Rome Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations” (ECFR).

Before joining ECFR, Silvia was Deputy Head of the G8-G20 Sherpa office at the Prime Minister’s Office. She was in charge of coordinating the Prime Minister and Sherpa’s G8 and G20 policy dossiers and bilaterals.

Silvia also served the United Nations as Coordinator of the Millennium Campaign in Italy and is a former negotiator of international and European agreements for the Ministry for the Environment.

Previously, Silvia worked at the OECD (Environment Directorate), the WTO (Legal Affairs Division) and the European Commission (DG Agriculture) and was research fellow at the International Law Department of the Universities of Leiden (NL) and Ferrara (Italy).

Silvia holds a Masters in International Environmental Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London) and graduated cum laude in International Law at the University of Ferrara, where she was awarded of the title of “cultore della materia” in International Law.