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Patrizia Heidegger

Deputy Secretary General, Director for EU Governance, Sustainability and Global Policies

Patrizia is the EEB’s Deputy Secretary General and Director for European Governance, Sustainability and Global Policies.
She leads the EEB’s work on sustainable development and environmental justice and follows intergovernmental processes at regional and global level including the UN Environment Assembly. For UN Environment, she serves as an elected Regional Facilitator for Europe for stakeholder engagement.
She supervises the teams working on European Institutions and Governance, Environmental Law and Justice, Economic Transition and Regional and Global Policies.
She is part of the EEB’s Senior Management Team and acts as its Diversity Manager. Patrizia represents the EEB on the board of European Movement International.
She has been working as an advocate for environmental justice, human rights and sustainable development for more than 20 years, mainly with CSOs in Europe and Asia. She was previously Executive Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, served as a parliamentary advisor to the Greens in Germany and worked in development cooperation and women’s rights in South Asia.
Patrizia holds an M.A. in Political Science and Comparative Literature and an LL.M in International Human Rights Law.
She speaks English, French and German, a bit of Italian and Bengali.
She is most happy on a mountain peak.

Patrizia Heidegger
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