Head of Department
Safety and Standards
European Maritime Safety Agency - Portugal


Manuela Tomassini is a lawyer by education, specialised in Maritime, EU and International Law. After her degree at the Libera Universita' Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome, she attended the Italian Scuola Nazionale dell'Amministrazione. In 1994 she joined the Safety of Navigation Division of the Italian Ministry of Transport.
She held different positions within the Department of Maritime Transport of the Ministry, with responsibilities in the fields of maritime safety, EU and International Affairs.
From 2000 until 2007 she worked as Transport Attaché at the Italian Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU. In September 2007, she started working at EMSA as Policy Advisor and Head of the Bureau of the Executive Director; in 2011 she was appointed Head of Department A, Corporate Services; since November 2014, she has held the position of Head of Department B, Safety and Standards, with responsibilities for the Agency’s activities related to Maritime Safety, Maritime Security, Environment and Capacity Building.

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