Vera Mazzara is the coordinator for the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), a network of independent think tanks working on international cooperation for global sustainable development. In this role, she strategizes how ETTG can put its knowledge and expertise at the service of effective outreach and engagement with policy-makers and policy processes. She organizes ETTG presence in Brussels and its network activities, coordinates research and policies on EU international development for the European Commission. Vera comes from the international development and humanitarian sector. She worked for the European Commission in Brussels, United Nations in New York, London School of Economics in London and Italian NGOs in Rome.