FutureLab Europe is managed day-to-day by the European Policy Centre (EPC) on behalf of the Network of European Foundations (NEF).

Tania Marocchi, Programme Manager


Tania Marocchi is the Programme Manager of FutureLab Europe, leading the management of the FutureLab Europe programme. Tania is also Policy Analyst in the European Policy Centre’s Europe in the World Programme. Her responsibilities include the analysis of a wide range of policy areas ranging from democratic participation to Russia-EU relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

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 and Central and Eastern Europe. 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. Her main interests include youth democratic participation, Russia-EU relations, the EU Eastern Partnership and aspects of the post-communist transition in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Marella Tassini, Programme Assistant

Marella Tassini is the Programme Assistant of FutureLab Europe

Marella Tassini

esponsible for the daily implementation of the FutureLab Europe programme. Before joining the EPC, Marella worked as Administrative Assistant at the General Secretariat of Eurocontrol. She was also Communication and Event coordinator for the pan-European magazine Cafébabel Brussels and Trade and Marketing Trainee at the multinational company Marchon Gulf in Dubai.

Being passionate about politics and communications, Marella volunteeres with several magazines and she is currently a member of the Cafébabel team for which she writes mainly about cultural events and society. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Padua (Italy). During her Master, she studied for one semester at the University of Helsinki in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. She also holds a degree in European Project Management from the EuropaCube Innovation Business School.