Maria joined FEPS in April 2015 as a policy advisor working on democracy, extremism and new political movements.
She has over 3 years experience in EU Affairs in Brussels, having worked at the European Parliament, first with Member of European Parliament, Luis Paulo Alves, representing the Azores and then with the Parliament’s Chairman of the International Trade Committee, Vital Moreira.
Maria holds a law degree from the Lisbon University and a Master of Arts of European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in 2014.
Maria brings on board significant experience in European Union policy and politics as well as advocacy outreach and engagement strategies.
Before joining FEPS Maria worked at PaRR Global, the Financial Times’ competition law consultancy as a junior analyst. Maria also worked at Vodafone where she covered the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy and Telecoms Single Market negotiations.maria.freitasfeps-europe.eu