Emanuela Cervo is a Senior Consultant at VVA Economics and Policy.
Emanuela has a thorough and proven knowledge of EU policies and expertise in a wide range of economic and social policy areas. In particular, Emanuela has a strong interest in the domains of internal market, structural reforms, competition, labour economics, international trade and internationalization of SMEs.
Emanuela’s skills relate, in particular, to desk research, literature review, data collection, qualitative and quantitative analysis. Recent relevant studies that she has contributed to include two Evaluation Studies concerning EU competition rules applicable to vertical (VBER and the Guidelines) and horizontal (HBERs and the Guidelines) agreements.
In her previous roles, she gained a solid knowledge of international relations, working for diverse diplomatic institutions, such as the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, the U.S. Consulate General to Southern Italy, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean. Research on a wide array of topics has been a constant during all her experiences. Besides that, she gained experience in the business development and in the events organization domains, working as a Freelancer for several years.
Emanuela holds both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in International Relations, with a major in Economics and Statistics from the Federico II University of Naples. Her Master thesis, concerning the gender inequality in the European labor market, also obtained a special academic mention. During her academic career, she also had the opportunity to study at the Descartes University in Paris, thanks to the EU’s Erasmus Programme. She further completed her academic expertise with an Executive Master in International Trade, offered through a scholarship by the Italian Government Trade Agency, and a Master in Diplomatic Studies from the Italian Institute for International Political Studies.
Emanuela is a native Italian speaker, while she is also fluent in English and French.