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Tania Marocchi
Tania Marocchi
Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Manager
Tel:  +32 (0)2 714.21.62
Twitter: @tmarocchi

Tania Marocchi is Policy Analyst and Programme Executive of FutureLab Europe, a programme aiming to empower the voice of young people. Her responsibilities include the daily management of the FutureLab Europe programme and the analysis of a wide range of policy areas related to democratic participation and equal opportunities.

Prior to joining the EPC, Tania was Research Assistant at the Institute for Central Eastern and Balkan Europe in Forlì, Italy, where she focused on Russia-EU relations. She holds a MA in International and Diplomatic Affairs from the University of Bologna and is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley, the Prague Security Studies Institute and the University of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Internal Responsibilities

Responsible for the operational management of FutureLab Europe.

Area of expertise

Democratic participation (with a focus on youth), EU Eastern Partnership, Russia-EU relations.


Languages: Italian, English, Russian

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Public appearances and Acknowledgments

EESC Eastern Neighbours Follow-up Committee
29 September 2017

Tania Marocchi participated in a European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Eastern Neighbours Follow-up Committee meeting on the state of play in EU-Belarus relations and talked on the political situation in Belarus, its relations with the EU, as well as on civil society activities in the country.

The future of EU-Russia relations
7 July 2017

On 7 July, Tania Marocchi wrote an article on “EU-Russia Relations: Towards an Increasingly Geopolitical Paradigm” for Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s web dossier ‘Friends and Foes, Tensions or Ties – the EU’s relations with Turkey, Russia and the US’.

IDEA International’s Inter-generational dialogue on multiplier factors for youth opportunities worldwide
8 June 2017

Tania Marocchi spoke at IDEA International’s Inter-generational dialogue on multiplier factors for youth opportunities worldwide in the context of the European Development Days 2017.

EU-Russia relations
7 February 2017

Tania Marocchi spoke to a group of students of the University of Limerick (Ireland) about the challenges and future outlook of EU-Russia relations. The discussion was part of a study visit to Brussels organised by the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.

The Boris Nemtsov Forum
17 November 2016

On November 16-17, 2016 Tania Marocchi spoke at the Boris Nemtsov Forum, a platform for Russian-European dialogue organised by the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom and the Open Russia movement, working in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The working group on Governance and Politics which she joined discussed the necessary reforms to enhance Russia’s governance structure and democratic quality at federal and republic levels, and developed ideas to strengthen governance and democratic politics in Russia.

Roundtable on the inter-generational dialogue for democracy
15 November 2016

On 15 November 2016, Tania Marocchi was a discussant at the Roundtable on the Inter-generational Dialogue for Democracy organised by IDEA International and hosted by Mr. Tom Vandenkendelaere, Member of the European Parliament. The debate focused on how to enhance young peoples' participation and representation in political life in Europe. 

The Russian opposition
3 November 2016

On 3 November 2016, Tania Marocchi was interviewed for an article on the Russian opposition which was published on the printed version of the Portuguese daily newspaper Expresso. 

EU-Russia relations
28 September 2016

Tania Marocchi spoke at a closed expert round table organised by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (MC) on EU-Russia relations. The workshop brought together prominent decision-makers and experts from political and academic circles to debate the current state of EU-Russia affairs, to develop realistic scenarios of cooperation where desirable and possible, and to design effective EU responses to Russia's aggressive acts.

EPC Publications in EP Reading List
13 September 2016

Ahead of Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union address to the European Parliament on 14 September 2016, the EP released a list of selected think tank reading. Two EPC publications were included: 'The need to re-engage Europe's youth' by Tania Marocchi, and 'The EU Global Strategy: going beyond effective multilateralism?' which contains contributions from Juliane Schmidt and Balazs Ujvari.

The need to re-engage Europe’s youth
5 September 2016

Tania Marocchi's Commentary on 'The need to re-engage Europe’s youth’  was included in the September/October issue of The Brussels Times Magazine

Recipes for Ending Hunger
15 June 2016

On June 15, Tania Marocchi moderated the session Recipes for Ending Hunger – Youth’s Vision Against Malnutrition at the European Development Days. The session discussed practical solutions to achieve food security and improve nutrition in the world's poorest countries taking into account the challenges posed to agriculture by climate change. 

University College Cork study visit
26 January 2016

Tania Marocchi met the students of University College Cork’s MSc. International Public Policy and Diplomacy at the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe for a discussion on the Brussels think tank landscape and on the role of think tanks in European affairs.

Meeting with students
15 December 2015

Tania Marocchi met with a group of graduate students from Université de Lyon’s M.A. in International Affairs for a discussion on the works of the European Policy Centre.

Euro-Mediterranean Relations
9 October 2015

On 8-9 October, Andrea Frontini and Tania Marocchi represented the EPC at the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2015 on 'Reviewing the Euro-Mediterranean Relations' in Milan, Italy. They also presented a preliminary draft for an IEMed Paper on EU-NATO cooperation in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

University of Limerick study visit
11 February 2015

Tania Marocchi met a group of graduate students from University of Limerick M.A.’s in European Studies, International Studies and Peace and Development Studies at the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe for a lecture on Russia-EU relations and the crisis in Ukraine.

17 February 2014

Tania Marocchi spoke at UNICEF’s roundtable on civil society actors in the Eastern Partnership Region.