Silvia Bottaro is Legal Officer at the European Commission´s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Silvia works in the Open Science unit, where she contributes to the further development and implementation of the European Open Science agenda. Before joining the European Commission, she coordinated the Open Science Working Group of The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities. She has also worked as a policy officer for European federations representing academies of medicine and hospitals, working on various research policies and projects. Silvia is a graduate in European policies and public affairs from the universities of Padua and Strasbourg.