Lucrezia Tuis holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Economics and a Master's Degree with honours in International Trade Economics, both granted by the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. She has also been an Erasmus student at the Universitè Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. She attended Summer Schools in Law held, respectively, by Widener University School of Law (Delaware, USA) in "International Business Transactions" and by Wake Forest University School of Law (N.C., USA) in "Comparative Company Law".
Her main field of interest is trade policy, with particular focus on the European Union. She decided to enrol in the IELPO Programme in order to complement the robust understanding of the global economic-financial and political-institutional scenarios acquired during her Economics studies with a deep knowledge of the legal aspects of international trade.
She gained relevant experience in the field of trade policy also by working as a trainee in Brussels at the European Commission, DG Trade, in the policy section of unit H.1 which deals with trade defense instruments and in the Trade Relations Department of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU where she became strongly knowledgeable about the functioning of the EU institutions and about the major EU trade policy issues.
Furthermore, she has worked at the Brussels' Delegation of the Union of Chambers of Commerce of Veneto Region, where she dealt with European trade and SMEs policy matters, and at the Italian Consulate and Chamber of Commerce in Las Palmas (Spain) where she was mostly involved in carrying out some research on the development of the tourism sector in Gran Canaria Island.
A native Italian speaker, she is fluent in English and Spanish and she has a good working French.
Lucrezia is particularly interested in analysing the linkages between environmental policies and international trade (e.g. environmental standards, trade in biofuels, carbon tariffs). For this reason the topic of her research paper focuses on the rise in green protectionism in the EU and the U.S. Apart from that her interests include: the dynamics of globalization and of economic and financial crises, international politics, and arts (the Italian Renaissance and the Impressionism in particular).
In September 2009, Lucrezia started a 5-month internship at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) in Brussels.
In February 2010, she started working as a case handler in the Legal Aspects of Trade Policy Unit at DG Trade (European Commission, Unit F.2).
Lucrezia is currently working as a case handler in the Services Division at DG Trade (European Commission, Unit B.1).
(Last update: August 2012)