Francesca Fanucci is an Italian/British lawyer who has worked in international and European Union law for over 20 years. She currently serves as Senior Legal Advisor at the European Center for Not-For-Profit Law (ECNL), where she works on projects addressing the impact of new and emerging technologies on civic space and fundamental rights and developing standards and regulatory frameworks at United Nations, Council of Europe and EU level. She represents the Conference of International NGOs of the Council of Europe (CINGO) at the Council of Europe Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI) and at the Committee of Experts on the Impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence for Freedom of Expression. She was also a member of the group of experts assisting the Organisation of American States (OAS) Jurists’ Committee to develop their first Declaration on Neuroscience, Neurotechnology and Human Rights, approved in August 2021.

Francesca also serves as a member of the Community of Experts at Media and Journalism Research Center (MJRC), an independent media research and policy think tank continuing the work of the Center for Media, Data & Society (CMDS), which until October 2022 operated as a unit of Central European University (CEU).

Francesca is an enthusiastic explorer of multiculturalism and speaks five languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese).