SAFE Team


Floriana Cimmarusti
Secretary General

FlorianaCimmarustiFloriana is an international lawyer with more than fifteen years of working experience gained in Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. She was 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 in the International Departement of the National Council of Architects in Rome as legal Counsel expert in EU Affairs. Later she was a director of Cooperation Bancaire pour l’Europe, a GEIE based in Brussels.

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

Once back in Brussels, she 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.

Her e-mail: floriana.cimmarusti@safefoodadvocacy.eu

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.

Bruno Menne
Policy Officer & Project Coordinator

After graduating from a bachelor in Political Science at Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles, Bruno went to Rotterdam to pursue a master in International Public Management and Public Policies at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. In 2016, while completing a second master in Public Administration at Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve, he joined SAFE for a 10 months internship. Finally, after graduating from his second master in September 2017, he joined SAFE’s team as Policy Officer and Project Coordinator.

At SAFE, Bruno uses his skills to monitor EU legislation and conduct lobbying activities. He is also in charge of coordinating different EU projects.

His e-mail: info@safefoodadvocacy.eu

Antoine D’haese
Office and Communication Manager

Antoine is Belgian and completed an Advanced Master in Interdisciplinary Analysis of European integration at the Institute of European Studies in Brussels in September 2018. He previously graduated in History at Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2015, then worked as an archivist for a French Environmentalist Association and at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris. He first joined SAFE’s team for for a 6-month-long internship in June 2018. In 2019, Antoine continued his work at SAFE as Office and communication Manager.

At SAFE, Antoine is in charge of managing SAFE’s communication channels and social networks. He also coordinates several EU projects, among which one Erasmus + Project.

His e-mail: communications@safefoodadvocacy.eu

Laure Guillevic
Project Coordinator & Policy Officer

Laure is French and successfully graduated from a Master degree in European Affairs at the Political Studies Institute of Rennes. Before joining SAFE as a Project Coordinator and Policy Officer in September 2019, she studied abroad for a semester at the Maastricht University in the European studies Department. She then discovered SAFE’s team as an intern.

Laure acquired a lot of experience in EU Affairs at the Representation of the French region “Pays de la Loire” to the European Union, working specifically on Agriculture and Fisheries topics.

Laure has a strong knowledge of the European decision-making process with a specific focus on Food Law, the Common Agricultural Policy, the Fisheries Common Policy and environmental issues.

At SAFE, Laure Guillevic is in charge of coordinating the Erasmus + Project “Tackling Adolescent Obesity”.

Her e-mail: euaffairs@safefoodadvocacy.eu

Julia Virtanen
EU Affairs Intern

Julia is a student from Finland who has been living in Brussels for the past 5 years. She first completed a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpretation at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and then enrolled in two different Master’s degree programs at the same university, in International Relations for Globalization and Public Policy and in Multilingual Communication, combining her passion for languages and international affairs. She has been vegan for more than 4 years and believes independent information is crucial in giving consumers the possibility to make sustainable and healthy food choices. At SAFE she will work on keeping consumers’ best interests at the heart of EU decision making.

Julia joined SAFE in September 2019 as an EU Affairs Intern.

Her e-mail: safe@safefoodadvocacy.eu

Phuong Vu
Communications Intern

Phuong is a student from Vietnam who is currently enrolled in the MA in International Studies program at Aarhus University, Denmark. Using knowledge and skill gained from her MA program, in combination with her communication background as well as various experience with social projects and NGOs in Vietnam, she joined SAFE to defend consumers’ rights.

Phuong joined SAFE in August 2019 as a Communication Intern.

Her e-mail: safe@safefoodadvocacy.eu

Federico Rossetti
Communications & EU Affairs Intern

Federico is a student from Italy. He started studying Economic and Marketing in the Agri-food sector at the University of Bologna (Italy), where he got close to the food world. Afterwards, he attended a master in Food safety, Food Law specialisation, at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
At this stage, he had the opportunity of developing his passion for EU Regulatory Affairs and European Institutions, especially regarding life science themes as Agriculture, Food Safety and the Environment.

Federico joined SAFE in June 2019 as a Communication and EU Affairs intern.

His e-mail: safeoffice@safefoodadvocacy.eu

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