Since 2008, Paola Mazzucchelli has been working as Secretary General of EUREC- The association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres, where she is in charge of the daily management of the organisation. In this role, she has been launching 14 European co-funded projects in the area of renewable energy. She has deep knowledge of FP6, FP7, HORIZON2020, and ERASMUS+ programmes. Previously, she worked as Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre- Institute of Energy of the European Commission. She holds a Master degree in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe (Belgium) and a university degree in Economics from the University of Pavia (Italy).