After graduating in Law at “La Sapienza” University (Rome, Italy) in 2001, Giovanna specialized in European Laws and Policies through a post-graduate Master at the College of Europe in 2003 (Natolin – Warsaw, Poland), with a focus on EC environmental law. With ISINNOVA since 2008, partner since 2010, Giovanna has consistently worked in IEE and FP7 research and demonstration projects focussing on transport and energy. In the framework of projects such as QUEST, POLY-SUMP and MURE, Giovanna researches and analyses energy and transport policies in order to evaluate their impacts and effectiveness and offer support to local authorities to plan and manage sustainable policies. Through scenario building research projects, such as FLAGSHIP, URBACHINA and PASHIMINA, Giovanna has gained a strategic vision on long-term evolution of transport and energy systems of the different world regions. Before joining ISINNOVA in 2008, she worked for the EUROCITIES and ICLEI networks, focusing on European sustainable policies, and she also collaborated with the Medlink network, following a project to enhance NGOs cooperation across the Mediterranean area. She speaks Italian, English, and French, and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.