Sara Pini studied political science and European affairs at the universities of Bologna (Italy) and Sorbonne Nouvelle (France), as well as at Sciences Po-Paris. Sara spent a year at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on an Erasmus scholarship. From 2007 to 2009 she worked as research officer at the Foundation for Political Innovation in Paris, working mainly on issues relating to the Lisbon Treaty and the 2009 European elections. She completed a survey on the 27 Member States on the eve of the elections and produced a video in 23 languages called “5 friends 4 Europe” which encouraged young people to vote. She published “Analysing Turnout in European Elections” in the European View in 2009 and “What does the Lisbon Treaty change” in Presses Universitaires de France in 2008. Sara was placed in charge of the Brussels office of the Robert Schuman Foundation from 2009 to 2010. During that time, she served as editor in chief ad interim of the Foundation’s newsletter. Since 2011, she has been a Project Officer at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, with responsibility for overseeing relations with the Centre's Member Foundations as well as coordinating common events and publications. Sara speaks Italian, French and English. She is particularly interested in French and Italian politics.