BIANCA COLETTE MIZZI
Executive Board Member
Areas of activity: Business and Human Rights; Human Rights and Environmental Due
Diligence; EU mHREDD legislative proposal and other related initiatives; Non-financial
Reporting; Indigenous Peoples’ Rights; Human Rights Defenders (HRDs); Land-Grabbing;
International investment arbitration and human rights.
Bianca currently works as a Policy Assistant at FOCSIV, a federation of Italian Christian non-governmental organisations active in the field of international cooperation with developing countries.
Previously, she worked at the European Parliament in the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Human Rights as Policy Advisor Assistant, specifically dealing with files and dossiers related to Business & Human Rights and Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence.
Prior to the European Parliament, she also worked as Policy and Advocacy Assistant at the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), a Brussels-based coalition committed to promoting European standards that hold companies accountable for their environmental and social impacts and ensure access to justice for victims.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Roma Tre and a Master's Degree in European Legal Studies from the University of Turin, where she graduated with a research thesis in English on the human right to water and international investment arbitration.
During her studies she had two different experiences abroad, in Germany and in the United Kingdom at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London. Moreover, Bianca worked on migration law related issue proving legal assistance to asylum seekers and refugees at the Centro Astalli’s (Jesuit Refugee Service in Rome) socio-legal desk. In Turin, she strengthened her knowledge on migration law and human trafficking thanks to the Human Rights & Migration Legal Clinic.
Bianca is an Italian native speaker and speaks fluently English. She also has a professional working proficiency in French – that she is currently continuing to study - and a basic knowledge of German.