Associate Senior Legal Advisor
Silvia Brunello is an Italian lawyer specialising in European Union law and international human rights law.
After graduating in Italy, she worked for more than 10 years as a legal consultant in a range of jobs at the Italian Embassy in Tunisia, a private accounting firm and a regional administration for European territorial cooperation. This she combined with different studies in economics, law and politics at Cambridge University, the London School of Economics, the Hague Academy of International Law and Oxford University.
In March 2008, Silvia entered the Commission where she worked for more than four years on justice and home affairs, working on different legal files, i.e. she wrote an action plan on unaccompanied minors and a green paper on civil status, helped with an impact assessment on the victims’ directive and compensation, wrote the proposal on the European protection order, negotiated the regulation on succession and the victims’ directive. In addition, she was responsible for different EU instruments in the fields of data protection, police cooperation, immigration, external relations, civil justice and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
Languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch.