Laura de Bonfils is Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at Volonteurope Secretariat.

Prior to this Laura worked as a freelance researcher in social policy with a focus on equality, employment and health. She worked at the European Institute for Gender Equality in Vilnius from 2012 to 2013 co-authoring the first edition of the Gender Equality Index. She also has previous experience working in several communications teams in non-profit organisations as well as working as a journalist for the Italian newswire ANSA and other Italian media and as a Communications Officer for international events and theatre performances.

Laura has a passion for advocating for social justice and is involved in several volunteering projects supporting the Italian community in London and for an LGBT organisation in Lithuania. She is also a contributor to the Italian feminist webzine