International Senior Campaigns Strategist

Natacha Cingotti, International Senior Campaigns Strategist

Natacha joined the foodwatch international team in February 2024 to strengthen the strategic development and implementation of our cross-country advocacy and campaigning towards a safer, healthier, more sustainable, and democratic food system. Based in Brussels, Belgium, she works with all the foodwatch offices across France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Austria.

Natacha brings with her over a decade of advocacy and campaigning experience in civil society networks engaged for social and environmental justice. Between 2017 and 2024, she led the health and chemicals programme at the Health and Environmental Alliance (HEAL), which involved following and opposing the authorization and renewal processes of harmful chemicals used in industrial and agriculture settings and advocating for overhauled regulations in those fields (e.g. endocrine disruptors, PFAS, pesticides, biocides…), taking legal action to promote faster restrictions of known environmental pollutants, translating scientific knowledge on chemicals for policy uptake, working closely with investigative journalists to increase public awareness on the societal challenges of chemical pollution.

Earlier, between 2009 and 2017, she worked with the Friends of the Earth Europe and International as a campaigner on economic justice issues (first working on exposing lobbying and ethics scandals and cases corporate capture, and then launching and coordinating then pan-European trade campaign on the EU-US trade negotiations (TTIP)). Altogether, her background combines hands-on advocacy and campaign experience at EU and international levels, together with content expertise on complex European decision-making processes, and a great understanding of civil society dynamics from grassroots to international levels.

Natacha was born and raised in France, from parents from both French and Italian origins. She currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, after having moved around multiple countries including Canada and Lebanon. She is a graduate in Political Science (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) and also holds a master’s degree in international relations. As a big Muay Thai enthusiast, don’t be surprised to find her hitting pads or sparring during her spare time!

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