Floriana Cimmarusti
Secretary General

FlorianaCimmarustiFloriana is an international lawyer with more than fifteen years working experience gained in Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. She is born in Bari, Italy, where she studied law, concluding with an Erasmus program in international law in Salamanca, Spain. Next to her law degree, she obtained a Master in Law, Economy and Politics of the European Union at the European College of Parma in Italy.

She gained experience in EU Law at the Tizzano law firm in Brussels. Furthermore, she worked for more than three years in the International Departement of the National Council of Architects in Rome as legal Counsel expert in EU Affairs. Later she has been a director for three years of Cooperation Bancaire pour l’Europe, a GEIE based in Brussels.

For family reason she has moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where she has attended a Master in Laws LLM at the University of Geneva. In Switzerland, she has worked as legal Counsel in Lausanne at the Banque Cantonale de Vaud and in Cotecna, an international company based in Geneva.

Once back to Brussels, she has worked again as a lobbyist at the European Fund Asset Management Association where she was Regulatory Policy Adviser. She also cooperated with BelgicaNNats, a non-profit organization in charge of protecting the rights of working children in developing countries. She enjoyed working for a non-profit organization where the only objective was to help children in very difficult situations.

Her recent professional objective is to use her EU affairs & lobbying experience in Brussels to protect European consumers from a biased EU Food legislation. By being a passionate reader of books concerning the danger in food and disease coming from unhealthy nutrition and by realizing how the EU Food legislation is really in favour of the agro food industry she has founded SAFE, Safe Food Advocacy Europe.

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Björn Becker
Communications Officer

BBBjörn has 15+ years of experience in EU communications and event management. He’s from Germany and studied Political Science, International Cooperation and EU Public Policy in Aachen (Germany), Paris and London. Björn worked in the European ParliamentEuropean Voice and 6 years for Eurochild, the European children’s rights network.

At SAFE he’s in charge of the website, the newsletter mailings and advising on the Communications strategy.

Inès Boursot 
Communication & EU Affairs Officer

Inès is French and after graduating from a Bachelor’s Degree in International Law at Université Montpellier I (France), she flew to Canada and became passionate about food safety, environment and European Law. She graduated from a Master’s Degree in International Law at Laval University in Quebec (Canada) before starting a two-year experience working in Paris as project coordinator assistant in the NGO field.

At SAFE, Inès uses her skills in networking, communication and drafting articles.

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Antoine Lebessis
Redactor & Policy Analyst

Antoine has been collaborating with SAFE since 2015, after having studied Political Science and International Relations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, as well as European Integration at the Institute for European Studies in Brussels.

Antoine’s responsibilities include the conduct of researches to inform SAFE’s policy positions, the drafting of position papers exposing said-positions for advocacy purposes, and the redaction of articles to keep members informed of developments in the EU’s food policies via SAFE’s flashes and newsletters. He is also in charge of communications to the press and proofreading.

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Bruno Menne
EU Affairs & Project Coordinator

Bruno has studied Political Science at the University of Saint-Louis Bruxelles, in Belgium, before performing a Master’s Degree of International Public Management and Policy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, In the Netherlands, and Master’s Degree of Public Administration at the Catholic University of Louvain.

At SAFE, Bruno uses his competences to fulfil lobbying activities, drafting articles and research for fundraising opportunities.

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Laure Guillevic
Communication & EU Affairs Intern

Laure comes from Brittany in France. She is a third-year student at the Institute of Political Studies also called Sciences Po Rennes. She decided to learn more about European Affairs by studying one semester at Maastricht University (Netherlands) within the European Studies department. Enthusiastic about ecology, she aims to advocate for consuming healthier and more sustainable food.

At SAFE Laure uses her competences to fulfil lobbying activitiesdrafting articles and research for fundraising opportunities.

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Alexandra Lisi
Communication & EU Affairs Intern

Alexandra was born in Franche-comté in France. After graduating from a dual bachelor degree in Law and Language at Université de Tours (France) she has decided to specialize in European Law as part of a Master’s degree at the same university. Passionate about health and consumer rights, her ambition is to defend the interests of civil society at a European level regarding food safety.

At SAFE Alexandra uses her competences to fulfil lobbying activities, drafting articles and research for fundraising opportunities.

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Anthony Tourtois
Communication & EU Affairs Intern

Anthony comes from France and moved to Brussels one year ago. After his graduation in law at the University Lille 2 (France), he decided to spend a year in Erasmus studying in Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania). Followed by a second year of master degree in Lille 2 University. Now he is doing his last year of study in European affairs at the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Highly concerned about ecology and consumer’s rights he wants to use his competences to work on these topics.

At SAFE Anthony uses his competences to fulfill lobbying activities, legislative watch and drafting articles.

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