Francesca Gater

Strategic Communications Manager

Personal Profile


As Strategic Communications Manager, Fran leads the thinking on ZOE’s presence and positioning across all thematic priority areas. She is building ZOE’s channels to reach our key target groups and bring our vision of an economy that ensures a good life for everyone to more people. She leads ZOE’s media relations and works with our policy experts to get international coverage of our analysis and solutions.


Fran brings to ZOE 15 years of experience of EU-level communications. She was previously Communications Coordinator for the grassroots environmental justice network, Friends of the Earth Europe. There she worked on communications campaigns for the European Green Deal, the just transition, EU trade policy, EU climate action and United Nations climate talks. She has led civil society projects to develop hopeful narratives and frames for sustainable, equitable, inclusive, democratic societies. Fran is based in Brussels.

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