Santa Falasca joined ICTJ in 2009. As Head of Office in Brussels and The Hague, she is responsible for defining and implementing targeted policy initiatives with EU institutions, the Dutch government, selected European governments and international organizations. She has more than 15 years’ experience in working in the field of external policies and cooperation programs with EU institutions, INGOs and IOs . Before joining ICTJ, she served for five years as project manager for the European Commission, in Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development in Brussels and in the delegations in Slovenia and Poland, monitoring EU funded projects in the field of human rights, rule of law and justice reforms. Previously, she worked as an advocacy and campaign officer for the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), responsible for promoting the ICC towards the EU institutions and for coordinating CICC's campaign in Central and Eastern Europe. Before joining CICC, Santa worked as legal advisor for the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) and as coordinator of a field project for the International Organization for Migration (OIM). She has an MA in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in Brugge.