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Freedom fighter, human rights advocate and rule of law supporter

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Paper published in RISPI

My paper ‘Guns for Hire: The Privatization of Modern Wars’ (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.10705500) is published in Rivista di Studi Politici Internazionali (RSPI), vol. 90, no. 4 (2023), pp.

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Education

  • 01/01/2022–10/3/2023 – Advanced Post-graduate certificate in Certificate in Armed Conflicts and Human Rights from the Instituto Universitário Militar (IUM – Military University Institute) and the Ius Gentium Conimbrigae/Centro de Direitos Humanos/Human Rights Centre (IGC/CDH) of the Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Degree mark: 18/20.
  • 01/09/2018–ongoing – PhD in Political Science and International Relations: Security and Defense (scientific fields: political science and international studies) form the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Lisbon (Portugal). Thesis title: ‘Hybrid Conflict and the Impact on Humanitarian Law’. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Francisco Miguel Gouveia Pinto Proença Garcia. Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Giangiacomo Vale.
  • 01/09/2018–31/1/2021 – Advanced Post-graduate diploma degree in Political Science and International Relations: Security and Defense (scientific fields: political science and international studies) form the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Lisbon (Portugal). Average grade: 16/20.
  • 06/10/2014–16/10/2019 – PhD+European PhD in History, Studies of Security and Defense (scientific fields: history and international studies) from the ISCTE–Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal. European PhD title granted jointly with the Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano (UNICUSANO), Rome, Italy. Average grade in PhD course units: 16/20. Final classification: approved. Thesis title: ‘Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Impact of Ambiguous and Disputed Definitions on Fundamental Human Rights’. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Filipe Luis de Vasconcelos Romão. Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Giangiacomo Vale.
  • 06/10/2014–11/06/2015 – Advanced Post-graduate diploma degree in History, Studies of Security and Defense (scientific fields: history and international studies) from the ISCTE–Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal. Average grade: 16/20.
  • 20/05/2010–24/02/2011 – Degree in Political science and international relations from the Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano (UNICUSANO)/Niccolò Cusano University, Rome, Italy. Average grade: 27,10/30. Final degree mark: 110/110 cum laude. Thesis title: ‘Genesis and Evolution of Freedom of Expression in Political Systems’. Thesis published in peer reviewed scientific series (see list of publications). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Giangiacomo Vale.
  • 11/09/2002–01/12/2005 – Degree in Communication and Society (Curriculum in Institutional Communication) from the Faculty of Political Science of the Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI), Italy. Average grade: 28,55769/30. Final degree mark: 110/110 cum laude. Thesis title: ‘1989–1994: from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Made in Italy Bipolarism’. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roberto Chiarini.
  • 20/01/1989–01/10/1992 – Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI), Italy. Degree not completed.

Research positions

Teaching & institutional activities

Teaching

  • 3/12/2023-10/12/2023 –  Lecturer in the BA/MA programme in Political Science at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia, in the framework of the scientific and cultural cooperation agreements stipulated by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice with non-EU universities (Overseas Programme – Call 2023).
  •  12/6/2023-23/6/2023 – Lecturer (ISCED 0312, 0222) at ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan, in the 8h ADA EU Summer School under the theme “The European Union and the Challenges of the New Global Context”, organized by ADA University and the Institute for Development and Diplomacy (IDD) in partnership with Cà Foscari University of Venice within Jean Monnet Module on “Enhancing capacity for EU-EaP resilient cooperation within new EaP beyond 2020 policy objectives: perspectives from Azerbaijan”.
  • 20/12/2022-20/12/2025 (ongoing) – Teaching, supplementary teaching and student service activities at Cà Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE) – Scientific Sector: Political Science and Political Theory. 
  • 2021/2022 – Lecturer on the 21st century conflicts and the changing nature and character of war at the joint Diploma Programme in Global Affairs and Diplomacy by the Centre for Security Studies at the University of Buckingham (BUCSIS), UK, and the National Security Faculty of the War Studies University (WSU), Poland.
  • 2020/2022 – Lecturer on multilateral cooperation in the BA programme in International relations at the University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal.
  • 17/7/2008-31/3/2012 – Visiting professor of journalism (classification L-ART/06) in the Communication sciences BA degree program at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (University of Insubria or UNINSUBRIA). Supervision of 10 BA and MA thesis and participation in 5 sessions of final degree committees (38 candidates).
  • 09/2007-10/2010 – Coordinator of the Master in Communication and Multimedia Journalism (Didactic and scientific director of the program) organized by Innovazione Culturale, Milano, Italy and supported by the Department of Information and Publishing – Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Ministry of Communications, Ministry for Economic Development, Lombardy Regional Council, Province of Milan, Department of Culture of the Municipality of Milan, Ministry for Public Administration and Technological Innovation – Department for Digitalization of Public Administration and Technological Innovation of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Google, YouTube and Microsoft.
  • 02/2002-07/2014 – Contracted professor of Copyright and other Legal Issues at the Sae International Technological Institute and chair in the BA conferred by the Middlesex University of London, UK.

 

Institutional responsibilities

Active memberships in scientific societies

  • March 2023-present  Co-chair of Working Group 1 – War Studies of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS).
  • November 2022-present  Member of the Standing Group on Critical Peace and Conflict Studies of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
  • August 2021-present – Member of the Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR), of the Standing Group on Political Violence, of the Standing Group on Human Rights and Transitional Justice and of the Standing Group on Critical Peace and Conflict Studies of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
  • May 2021-present – Member of the European Sociological Association (ESA).
  • March 2021-present –Member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA).
  • October 2020-present – Member of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS).
  • March 2020-present – Member of the Portuguese Political Science Association (APCP) affiliated IPSA.
  • April 2020-present – Member of the Yuste Alumni Network established by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation to enable the exchange of projects and information among expert researchers on European topics who have been awarded a Carlos V European Award Grant (Antonio Tajani Grant 2019).

Prizes, awards, grants, scholarships & fellowships

  • 2023 – European Research Council (ERC) Visiting Fellowship Programme (VFP) 2023/2024 awarded by Cà Foscari University of Venice. 1-month mobility fellowship at Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal, hosted by Yonatan N. Gez, Principal Investigator (PI) of ERC grant project AfDevLives No. 101041788. 2.300 EUR.
  • 2023 – Overseas Programme – Call 2023  for teaching in the BA/MA programme in Political Science at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia, in the framework of the scientific and cultural cooperation agreements stipulated by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice with non-EU universities. 1.500 EUR.
  • 2023 – Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility (ICM) Extra-UE scholarship 2022-2025 for teaching students (ISCED 0312, 0222) at the School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • 2022 – Research project funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and University – MUR (Directorial Decree No. 502 of 25/11/2022) under the call ‘Young Researchers-Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Seal of Excellence’ (Directorial Decree No. 247/2022). Research project ‘Lawful Emerging and Disruptive Technologies and Warfare. Consistency with International Law and further Considerations and Implications (LEDI)’ (ID SOE_0000045). 150.000 EUR.
  • 2022 – Recipient of seven grants (three ranked #1, four #2) by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation for the participation in the international courses of the Campus Yuste programme included in the XXIII edition of the University of Extremadura’s International Summer-Autumn Courses: ‘Iberian Dialogues. José Saramago: A Minute, a Century’ (27-29 June 2022); ‘The Worlds of Charles V. Humanism, Education, and Transmission of Knowledge in Europe and America’ (6-8 July 2022); ‘Youth and Europe: The Past, Present and Future of Building a Peaceful Continent’ (13-15 July); ‘The Challenge of Working Together: EU-Latin America and the Caribbean Relations in the Face of Major Global Challenges’ (20-22 July); ‘Elio Antonio De Nebrija: From Extremadura to America’ (27-29 July 2022); ‘9th International Virtual School Cavila’ – ‘Teaching by Means of Videos’ (27 June-22 July 2022)/’Heritage and Territorial Identity’ (14-16 September 2022); ‘Universal Accessibility, Social Inclusion and Leverage for Change Towards Equality’ (21-23 September 2022).
  • 2022 – Recipient of a partial scholarship by the European Scientific Institute (ESI) for the ESI Postdoctoral Training Program ‘Social Sciences and Humanities in a Post-crisis period 2022/23’.
  • 2022 – Institutional grantee, nominated by the Military University Institute (IUM)/General Staff of the Armed Forces (EMGFA), for the participation in the 2021 – Institutional grantee, nominated by the Military University Institute (IUM)/General Staff of the Armed Forces (EMGFA), for the participation in the 13rd Civil Crisis Management Course (XIII CGCC 2022), held at the National Defense Institute (IDN), Portugal, held at the National Defense Institute (IDN), Portugal, March 28-May 20, 2022.
  • 2021 – Recipient of three grants (two ranked #1 and one #2) by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation for the participation in the international courses of the Campus Yuste programme  included in the XXII edition of the University of Extremadura’s International Summer-Autumn Courses: ‘The Future of Health in Europe and the World: Challenges and Solutions to a Global Challenge’ (27 September-1 October 2021); ‘European Citizenship, Identities and Values’ (4-8 September, 2021); ‘Economic Impact of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean’ (25-27 October 2021).
  • 2021 – Institutional grantee, nominated by the Military University Institute (IUM)/General Staff of the Armed Forces (EMGFA), for the participation in the 1st Program on Theory of Conflict Resolution (CTRC), held at the National Defense Institute (IDN), Portugal, September 22-December 15, 2021.
  • 2021 – Seal of Excellence–MSCA Individual Fellowships 2020, a quality label awarded by the European Commission to outstanding researchers and project proposal submitted under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) individual fellowships which score 85% or above and could not be funded due to a lack of budget. The awarded Standard European Fellowships (EF-ST) project proposal Ref. 101018114-EDT, submitted under the call H2020-MSCA-IF-2020, scored 91%.
  • 2020 – Short Term Grant for Armenian Studies (Ref.  250390) awarded by the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, for the research project ‘Nagorno-Karabakh: Analysis of a Semi- Frozen Conflict’. 2.500 EUR.
  • 2020 – Winner/recipient of the 14th edition of the European Research and Mobility Grant for European Studies 2019/Charles V European Award – Antonio Tajani, by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, Spain, with the research/contribution ‘The Polar Silk Road: A Euro-Sino Economic, Political and Geo-strategic Challenge’, that will be included in Vol. 13 of the series Cuadernos de Yuste released by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, Bruxelles, Berlin, Bern, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien. 2.500 EUR.
  • 2019 – Research grant from the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies administered by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), U.S. 1.500 USD.
  • 2018/2022 – Research fellowship (Ref. SFRH/BD/136170/2018) funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT) – Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, MCTES), Portugal, and by the European Social Fund (ESF). Research project ‘Hybrid Conflict and the Impact on Humanitarian Law’. 51.281,04 EUR.
  • 2016 – ISCTE-IUL Scientific Award for the paper ‘The Islamic State: A Clash within the Muslim Civilization for the New Caliphate’, Conflict & Terrorism, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 85–105. 2.300 EUR.
  • 2005 – Gold medal/annual award ‘Premio Isimbardi’ of the Province of Milan, Italy.
  • 2004/2007 – Eminent writer award of the Unione nazionale scrittori e artisti (Writers and Artists National Association, Italy).
  • 2003/2004 Tuition weaver for high merit from the University of Milan, Italy.
  • 2002 – Silver plate of the President of the Italian Republic, Hon. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

Team leader/Project leader – Funding & grants

  • 2022 – 6.000 EUR from the Portuguese National Ministry of Defence for the project ‘Emerging Disruptive Technologies and Warfare. Consistency with International Law and further Considerations and Implications’ (Decree No. 28/NDN/2022 of the Minister of National Defence). Beneficiary: Center for Research and Development of the Military University Institute (CIDIUM)/Armed Forces General Staff (EMGFA).
  • 2021 – 15.000 EUR from the Fund for Bilateral Relations under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (EEA Grants) for the project ‘North Atlantic Security and Defense Strategy – NASDS’ (Ref. No. FBR_OC_194). Beneficiary: Center for Research and Development of the Military University Institute (CIDIUM)/Armed Forces General Staff (EMGFA) in partnership with the Centre for Security Policy of the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) of the Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC) and the Institute of International and European Law (IIEL) of the Reykjavík University (RU).
  • 2010 – 10.000 EUR from Regione Lombardia (Lombardy Regional Government) for the project ‘Citizen journalism: social networking, web 2.0 on multimedia platforms’ (Ref. D.D.G. No. 8398 of 8/9/2010), call D.D.G. No. 1691 of 25/2/2010. Beneficiary: Innovazione Culturale NGO.
  • 2010 – 5.000 EUR from the Cariplo Foundation, Milano, Italy, for a training project on citizen journalism on multimedia platforms (Ref. No. 2010-0107). Beneficiary: Innovazione Culturale NGO.
  • 2008 – 10.000 EUR from Regione Lombardia (Lombardy Regional Government), Italy, for a project on citizen journalism. Beneficiary: Innovazione Culturale NGO.
  • 2008 – 70.000 EUR from the Cariplo Foundation, Milano, Italy, under the call to enhance creativity in the artistic and cultural fields, for the project ‘Creative construction site for youth training on new digital and HD technologies in theatrical representation broadcast on radio, television and multimedia platforms’ (Ref. No. 2008.3135). Beneficiary: Innovazione Culturale NGO in partnership with Technological Strategies Division of RAI-Radiotelevisione italiana, the Italian national public broadcasting company, the first Italian television group and the fifth largest European television group.
  • 2008 – 35.000 EUR from Province of Milan, Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Chamber of Commerce of Monza and Brianza, Italy, under the 3rd call to support new creative and innovative business creation (call Ref. No. 241435/07 12.1/2007/9258), for the project Ref. Chamber of Commerce of Milan No. 34094/Province of Milan No. 101100. Beneficiary: Marco Marsili.

Prizes and awards

Vincitore di tre borse di studio

Fondazione Accademia Europea e Iberoamericana di Yuste

Vincitore

Vincitore del concorso nazionale 2018 per un dottorato di ricerca

Vincitore

Vincitore del Premio Scientifico ISCTE-IUL 2016

Books/Monographs in scientific series

  • 2024 – Editor (with Joanna Wróblewska-Jachna), Media i Społeczeństwovol. 20, no. 1 (2024) (Special Issue: Digital Revolution and Artificial Intelligence: A Challenge for Modern Societies), published at the University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland (ISSN: 2083-5701, eISSN: 2545-2568, ISBN:).
  • 2024 – L’evoluzione delle forze speciali nelle Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). La necessaria capacità di operare nell’ambiente cyber e spaziale. La capacità di utilizzo del metaverso. Roma: Istituto di Ricerca e Analisi della Difesa (IRAD).
  • 2011 – Il Clown. Il meglio di Wikileaks sull’anomalia italiana (editor). Milano: Mimesis, Series Eterotopie, No. 117 (ISBN: 9788857505909).
  • 2011 – Libertà di pensiero. Genesi ed evoluzione negli ordinamenti politici dal V secolo A.C. Milano-Udine: Mimesis, Series Filosofie, No. 133 (ISBN: 9788857507460).

Papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Contributions to books

Editor of books, monographs, conference proceedings

  • 2022 – Proceedings of the North Atlantic Security and Defense Strategy (NASDS 2022), IUM Actuality [Special issue], Military University Institute, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-20 May 2022. Lisboa: Military University Institute.
  • 2022 – Book of Abstracts of the International Conference North Atlantic Security and Defense Strategy (NASDS 2022), Military University Institute, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-20 May 2022. Lisboa: Military University Institute.
  • 2011 – Il Clown. Il meglio di Wikileaks sull’anomalia italiana. Milano: Mimesis, Series Eterotopie, No. 117 (ISBN: 9788857505909).

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Other peer-reviewed scientific publications

Memberships in committees, panels, boards

Oral contributions to conferences (talk or poster)

  • 2023 – Communication and presentation of the abstract “Guerre à la Carte: Cyber, Information, Cognitive Warfare and the Metaverse” at the International Scientific Conference ‘Communication. Disinformation. Propaganda. Information Warfare Ecosystem’ (KDP 2023) organized by the Faculty of Administration and National Security of the Jakub of Paradies University in Gorzow Wielkopolski (Poland), the Baltic Defense College in Tartu (Estonia), the University of Tartu (Estonian Republic), the Estonian Military Academy in Tartu (Estonia), Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) (Estonia) and the Institute of Public Administration and Social Policy at the Faculty of Public Policy of the Silesian University in Opava (Czechia) and Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University (Ukraine), held online on 25-26 May 2023 (Panel VII, 26 May).
  • 2023 – Exposition of the poster XII-APS-84402 ‘Shifting Terms and Concepts: From Defence to (Human) Security’ (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7679012) within the thematic session (online) Security, Defense and Armed Forces of the XII Portuguese Congress of Sociology (XII APS Congress) under the theme ‘Polarized Societies? Challenges for Sociology’, organized by the Portuguese Association of Sociology (APS), the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC) and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES-UC), held on 4-6 April 2023 at the Convent of São Francisco, FEUC, Portugal (online thematic session of 5 April).
  • 2022 – Communication and presentation of the abstract ‘State-driven Hate Speech from Nazi Germany to Date’ at the International Conference on Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, and Religious Freedom: A Human Rights Perspective, held in New York on 8-9 December 2022, organized by UNequal World Research Center, IPSECUN Liaison Office for IRLA and SDA.
  • 2022 – Invited keynote speaker in the plenary session of the 13th edition of the International Media Scientific Conference ‘War Media Challenges: Media, Information, Disinformation, Propaganda’ with the lecture ‘Media, Information, Disinformation, and Propaganda in the Context of the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict’, held on 18 November 2022, organized by the University of Bielsko-Biała,
  • 2022 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘The Twenty-First Century Hybrid Conflicts’ within panel ‘The Changing Face of War’ at the international conference Challenges to European Security, organized by the Europaeum in partnership with the Charles University, held at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-25 October 2022 (session 25 Oct.).
  • 2022 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘Space: The Final Frontier of War?”'(extended abstract No. 4393) within Working Group 1 – War Studies at the 14th Annual Conference of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS 2022) themed ‘Promoting Peace and Security in a new incomprehensible and non-linear world’, organized by the CIDIUM, held at IUM, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-13 October 2022 (session 11 Oct.).
  • 2022 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘The Russia-Ukraine Conflict Beyond the Mainstream Narrative’ within Panel 08 ‘Rethinking Great Power Politics After Russia-Ukraine War’ at the 9th International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society (IEPAS2022), organized by Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN), hosted at the York St John University, York, UK, on 13-16 July 2022 (online session, 16 July).
  • 2022 – Exposition of the ePoster ‘The Lexicon of War’ at Encontro Ciência 2022 (National Science Summit 2021), the annual science and technology summit in Portugal, held at the Lisbon Congress Center, on 16-18 May 2022, supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and organized by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) in collaboration with Ciência Viva – Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica and the Education and the Science Parliamentary Committee.
  • 2022 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘The EU Values in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict’ at the 6th edition of the international conference Europe as a Global Actor (EGA 2022), hosted at ISCTE–IUL (Lisbon University Institute), on 5-6 May 2022.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘The Maritime Silk Road: A Euro-Sino Economic, Political and Geo-strategic Challenge’ at the Doctoral Seminar Carlos V European Award – Antonio Tajani: The European Union and the Principle of Solidarity, organized by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation in collaboration with the Regional Government of Extremadura and the SEGEI Network (Socio Economic Governance and European Identity), held on 24-26 November 2021 at the Parador Hotel, Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain. See the videorecording of the communication.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper No. 18 ‘The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Legal Conundrum’ at the at the 3rd Meeting Research and Development Meeting on Military Sciences (ECM2021), held on 22 November 2021 at the Military Academy, Amadora, Portugal.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the abstract ‘Hybrid Warfare: Above or Below the Threshold of Armed Conflict?’ at the international conference Soldiers and Hybrid War: The Role and Missions of Armed Forces in Below-Threshold Conflicts, organized by the Scientific Research Centre of the Hungarian Defence Forces Transformation Command of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence, held on 17-18 November 2021 the at Hungarian Defence Forces Zrínyi Miklós Barracks Theater, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2021 – Exposition of the poster ‘COVID-19 Infodemic: fake news, real censorship. Information and freedom of expression in time of Coronavirus’ at the international conference Science&You 2021, organized by the University of Lorraine, held on 16-19 November 2021 at the Robert Schuman Conference Center in Metz, France.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the abstract ‘Hybrid Warfare: Above or Below the Threshold of Armed Conflict?’ within joint session 2E (Working Group 1-War Studies and Working Group 9-Military Education) ‘Understanding and Teaching Hybrid Warfare’ at the 13rd Annual Conference of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS 2021) themed ‘Progress in Military Sciences for Resilience and Cohesion in the Face of News Forms of Disruption”’ held virtually on 11-14 October 2021 at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario. See the video recording of the communication.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘COVID-19 and Freedom of Information: The Return of the Leviathan’ within joint session ‘The Covid-19 pandemic and the emergency policies: a renewed role for the State?’ with RN16 Sociology of Health and Illness and RN32 Political Sociology at the 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2021 (15th ESA Conference 2021) themed “Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures”, held online in Barcelona, Spain, 31 August-3 September 2021.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Question: A Legal Conundrum’ within section S25: ‘Human Rights and Justice in Exceptional Times’, Panel P450: “The State of Emergency in the Context of Covid-19 and beyond” at the European Consortium for Political Research General Conference 2021 (ECPR General Conference 2021), held virtually at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, on 30 August-3 September 2021 (Session of 2 Sept.).
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘The Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. Before, Behind and Beyond the Conflict’ within the panel RC17.15 on Foreign Policy and International Relations: Examining the Case Studies (Session RC17 on Comparative Public Opinion) at the 26th International Political Science Association World Congress (IPSA WC2021) under the theme New Nationalisms in an Open World, held virtually on 10-15 July 2021.
  • 2021 (co-authored with José Borges) – Exposition of the ePoster ‘The European Union Artificial Intelligence Strategy’ at Encontro Ciência 2021 (National Science Summit 2021), the annual science and technology summit in Portugal, held at the Lisbon Congress Center, on 28-30 June 2021, supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and organized by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) in collaboration with Ciência Viva – Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica and the Education and the Science Parliamentary Committee.
  • 2021 (co-authored with José Borges) – Presentation of the abstract “Advanced technical textiles and materials in defence: is the EU up to the challenge?” (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7831976) at the International Forum on Advanced and digitalised Smart Textiles (IFAST), Online Edition, 15-16 June 2021.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘Russia vs. EU: Confrontation in a Contested Neighbourhood. A Challenge to the Helsinki Accords’ within panel 3 ‘Security and Defense’ at the 5th edition of the international conference Europe as a Global Actor (EGA 2021), hosted virtually at ISCTE–IUL (Lisbon University Institute), Lisbon, on 10-11 May 2021.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘Towards A Strategic EU-NATO Security Partnership in Africa’ at the international conference Thinking the European Security and Defense Identity, organized by the Portuguese Military University Institute (IUM), held online on 6 May 2021.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘War from Outer Space: Science Fiction or Emerging Reality?’, within section 4 ‘What is the future of strategic stability after the START-III extension?’ at the international academic and practical online conference The World Will Never be the Same! But, What New International Realities Will We Face?, held at the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of the Russian Federation on 28 April 2021.
  • 2021 – Invited keynote speaker with the lecture ‘Conflict and International Relations: The Impact of Terrorism and Extremism on the Middle Eastern International Politics Agenda’ at the congress ‘Beyond the West: Politics of the Global South’ organized by the Political Science and International Relations Studies Association (NECPRI) of NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH), held online on 12-15 April 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2021 – Exposition of the poster XI-APS-87872 ‘The Role of the Armed Forces in Homeland Security’ within the thematic session Security, Defense and Armed Forces in the XI Portuguese Congress of Sociology (XI APS Congress) under the theme ‘Heated identities: differences, belonging, and populisms in an effervescent world’, organized by the Portuguese Association of Sociology (APS), the School of Sociology and Public Policy at ISCTE–Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Escola de Sociologia e Políticas Públicas, ESPP/ISCTE–IUL) and the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, ICS–ULisboa), held virtually on 29-31 March 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2021 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘Military Emerging Disruptive Technologies: Compliance with International Law and Ethical Standards’ at the international conference Intelligent and Autonomous: Emergent Digital Technologies and the Challenges of Disinformation, Security, and Regulation (Panel 4: Military Use of AI), held online on 12 March 2021 and organized by the Department of Public Communication and the Faculty of Law at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, and supported by Media Literacy in the Baltics Program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by IREX. See the video recording of the communication.
  • 2020 – Exposition of the ePoster ‘History of International Relations at a Glance’ at Encontro Ciência 2020 (National Science Summit 2020), the annual science and technology summit in Portugal, held at the Lisbon Congress Center, on 3–4 November 2020, supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and organized by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) in collaboration with Ciência Viva – Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica and the Education and the Science Parliamentary Committee.
  • 2020 – Communication and presentation of the abstract ‘The Twenty-First Century Wars. Unconventional Conflicts Before International Law’ within the Working Group 1 – War Studies at the 12nd Conference of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS2020) themed ‘Military Sciences vs. Open Sciences with the scient of COVID-19 Pandemic’, held virtually on 13-29 October 2020 at the Finnish National Defence University (FNDU), Helsinki.
  • 2020 – Communication and presentation of the abstract ‘The International Criminal Court: The Failure of Justice’ at the UNequal World Conference on Human Development in the context of Current Global Challenges, held virtually in New York on 28-29 September 2020, organized by UNequal World Research Center in partnership with Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS), ConScienS, UN Liaison Office for IRLA and IPSEC.
  • 2020 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘Middle East Politics: Rightful and Legitimate Institutions or Terror Organizations?’ at the 7th International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society (IEPAS2020), organized by Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN), Observatory of Foreign Relations (OSBERVARE) of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (Autonomous University of Lisbon, UAL), held virtually at UAL on 23-25 September 2020 (Panel M06, 24 Sept.). See the videorecording of the communication.
  • 2020 – Communication and presentation of the extended abstract No. ID21 ‘Epidermal Systems and Virtual Reality: Emerging Disruptive Technology for Military Applications’ at the 2nd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense (AuxDefense 2020 – Online Edition), sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of National Defense, organized by the University of Minho, held virtually on 6-8 July 2020 (Session of 8 July).
  • 2019 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘Arctic Security: A Global Challenge’ at the 7th Lisbon International Arctic Conference and Workshop, held at the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP), Universidade de Lisboa (School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon, ISCSP-ULisboa), on 13 December 2019.
  • 2019 – Communication and presentation of the paper and poster ‘Shaping the Holistic Concept of Multi-Domain in a Legal Vacuum. A Tricky Issue’ at the 2nd Annual Meeting of Research and Development in Military Sciences (EAI&DCM 2019), held at the Naval School, Lisbon Naval Base, Alfeite, Almada, Portugal, on 27 November 2019.
  • 2019 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘The Crackdown on Political Dissent in Turkey After July 15, 2016. A Challenge to European Values’ at the 6th International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society (IEPAS2019), organized by Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN), Observatory of Foreign Relations (OSBERVARE) of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (Autonomous University of Lisbon, UAL), and held at UAL on 4-5 May 2019 (Panel on Turkey in-between Europe and Asia – Eurasia).
  • 2019 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘Towards a Strategic EU–NATO Security Partnership in Africa’ at the 27th International Meeting in Political Studies – Estoril Political Forum (EPF) 2019, devoted to the theme ‘The Transatlantic Alliance: 70 Years After the Foundation of NATO, 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall’, held at Hotel Palácio, Estoril, Portugal, on 24–26 June 2019 (Breakout session IEP Research Center–CIEP, 24 June).
  • 2019 – Exposition of the ePoster #2399 ‘European Border Conflicts: Failures and Inabilities of EU Foreign and Security Policy’ at Encontro Ciência 2019 (National Science Summit 2019), the annual science and technology summit in Portugal, held at the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, on 8-10 July 2019, supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and organized by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) in collaboration with Ciência Viva – Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica and the Education and the Science Parliamentary Committee.
  • 2019 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘The Crackdown on Political Dissent in Turkey After July 15, 2016. A Challenge to European Values’ at the international conference Europe as a Global Actor (EGA 2019) organized by the Center for International Studies (CEI-IUL) and held at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon University Institute), on 8-10 May 2019 (Panel 9 on EU and the Middle East, 9 May).
  • 2018 – Communication and presentation of the poster ‘The Twenty-First Century Conflicts’ at the 1st Annual Meeting of Research and Development in Military Sciences (EAI&DCM 2018) – Research in Military Sciences: Current and future perspectives, held at the Military University Institute (IUM), Pedrouços, Lisboa, Portugal, on 12 December 2018.
  • 2017 – Exposition of the ePoster ‘The EU Ineffective Counterterrorism Strategy’ at Encontro Ciência 2017 (National Science Summit 2017), the annual science and technology summit in Portugal, held at the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, on 3-5 July 2017, supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and organized by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) in collaboration with Ciência Viva – Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica and the Education and the Science Parliamentary Committee.
  • 2017 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘The protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms at the origins of the European integration process’ at the international conference ‘Diritti e dignità della persona. Agli albori del processo di integrazione europea: dalla CECA ai Trattati di Roma”’ held at the University Niccolò Cusano, Rome, on 5 April 2017, supported by the Vicariate of Rome–Pastorale Universitaria.
  • 2016 – Communication and presentation of the abstract ‘Increasing military capability through information and communication’ at the Decision Support and Risk Assessment for Operational Effectiveness (DeSRA) 2016 Conference organized by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Science and Technology Organization (STO) Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), and held at La Spezia Naval base on 26-28 July 2016  (Panel on Information representation, visualisation and communication).
  • 2016 – Communication and presentation of the paper ‘A Critical Assessment of the European Cultural Approach to Counter Terrorism’ at the international conference Europe as a Global Actor (EGA 2016) hosted by the Center for International Studies (CEI-IUL) at ISCTE–IUL (Lisbon University Institute), in Lisbon, on 24 May 2016 (Panel 13 on Terrorism & Security).
  • 2009 – Oral communication ‘Citizen Journalism’ at the Crossmedia Creative Lab/Workshop ‘Profession iReporter’ in the More Than Zero Crossmedia Festival 2009, organized by More Than Zero and Cantieri Digitali, held on 26 November 2009 at Palazzo Affari ai Giureconsulti in Milan, Italy.
  • 2009 – Oral communication ‘Cultural Tourism and Innovation: Real Failures and Virtual Reality’ in the panel ‘The Future Tourism: projects over the horizon’ at the conference ‘Turistarth-Tourism Art and New Technologies’, organized by the Trait d’Union, held on 12 November 2009 at Palazzo Affari ai Giureconsulti, Milan, Italy.
  • 2009 – Invited keynote speaker in the meeting dedicated to the Day of Freedom, organized by the Municipality of Pieve Emanuele (MI), Italy, held on 9 November 2009 at ‘De Filippo’ theater in Opera (MI), Italy.
  • 2008 – Invited keynote speaker at the meeting on ‘The Collapse of the Berlin Wall’, organized by the Municipality of Pieve Emanuele (MI), Italy, held on 9 November 2008 at the Town Hall.

Reviewing activities

Journalism

  • 2005-present – Member of the Ordine dei giornalisti (Italian Order of Journalists) since 24 January 2005 – press card No. 170597.
  • 2022 (March)-2022 (July) – Founder and editor-in-chief of EuroVox (EuroVox.it), daily online published by Eurovox Srl, Bolonha, Italy.
  • 2021-present – Columnist for The National Interest, American bimonthly international relations magazine published by the Center for the National Interest (CFTNI), a public policy think tank based in Washington, DC, that was established by former U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1994 as the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom.
  • 2019-present – Reporter for the multimedia online magazine Music Fashion Must – MFM.
  • 2005 (September)-2017 (December) – Founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of the daily online La Voce di Milano (vocedimilano.it), from 28 March 2006 also of La Voce di Roma (vocediroma.it), and from March 2006 of La Voce d’Italia (voceditalia.it), Italian leading independent daily online.
  • 2007 (January)-2010 (February) – Founder, publisher, editorial director, deputy editor-in-chief, and content & rights manager of the Web tv MyVideos (myvideos.it), published by Innovazione Culturale NGO, Milan, Italy.
  • 2009 (July)-2009 (December) – Editorial co-ordinator of the magazines Club Italia Magazine, Benessere e salute oggi (editor Willy Pasini) and L’arte di amarsi, published by Press Video Edizioni Srl, Milan, Italy.
  • 2007 (September)-2008 (May) – Publisher, editorial director, and deputy editor in chief of the online news agency News Italia Press (newsitaliapress.it), sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and published by Innovazione Culturale NGO, Milan, Italy.
  • 2012 – Radio columnist for Italian Style Radio.
  • 2011-2012 – Radio host of the show ‘La Voce di Radio Globe One’ broadcast online on  Radio Globe One.

Journalist accredited to the Italian Ministry of Defence:

  • 2005 (December)-2006 (January) – Afghanistan, NATO mission ISAF VIII, Italian missions Italfor Kabul XII, and Kmnb VIII, December 2005.
  • June 2008 – Malta, Italian Mission of Military Technical Assistance (MIATM).

Consulting & Advisory

  • 21/01/2020-31/10/2021 – Cyberdefence and cybersecurity expert, within a consortium composed by GMVIS Skysoft SA (GMV, Portugal), the Research Centre of the Portuguese Military Academy (CINAMIL) and Vedette Consulting Ltd (Ireland), on the projects ‘AI in Cyber Defence Exercises’ and ‘Cybersecurity in the Defence Supply Chain’ commissioned by the European Defence Agency (EDA) under the framework contract for the provision of ‘Cyber Defence Capability Development Services’, Lot I – Cyber Defence Requirements Engineering (EDA ITT/RFQ Ref. 19.CAT.OP.302).
  • 15/02/2011–25/02/2011 – Head of communication, external relations and media relations Head of Communication, external relations and media relations of the Department of Sport, Youth and Youth Tourism Promotion of the Lombardy Region (Regional Government), Italy.
  • 13/07/2000-28/02/2002 – Legal advisor-expert in copyright and neighbouring rights at the Bankruptcy Court of Milan, Italy.
  • 24/10/2000-11/06/2001 – Member of the Study commission on culture and copyright in the information society at the Department for European Policies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers appointed by the Minister for European Policies, Hon. MP Gianni Mattioli. 

Corporate & Management

  • 2013-2014 – Founding member and member of the governing council of the Padania Football Association ASD, affiliated to the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (ConIFA), a global umbrella organisation for national teams not under the auspices of FIFA representing nations, minorities, isolated dependencies or cultural regions.
  • 25/10/2012-06/12/2013 – Director and chief executive at Aquilegia Srl, La Salle (AO), Italy.
  • Liquidator at Euroturistica Gressoney Srl, La Salle (AO), Italy.
  • 26/03/2009-30/03/2013 – Member of the board of directors of Foundation Giovanni Battista Massone (Fondazione Giovanni Battista Massone), Recco (GE), Italy, appointed by the Mayor of the City of Milan.
  • 07/10/2002-27/07/2012 – Chairman at Innovazione Culturale NGO, Milan, Italy.
  • 20/10/2008-01/03/2017 – Director and chief executive at Elimar Srl, Milan, Italy.
  • 27/11/2007-17/03/2008 – Liquidator at Innovazione culturale Srl, Milan, Italy.
  • 13/04/2007-27/11/2007 – Director and chief executive at Innovazione culturale Srl, Milan, Italy.
  • 04/07/2002-28/05/2006 – Member of the Oversight Committee of Urban II Milan, a structural fund assistance programme financed by the European Commission.
  • 15/04/2002-31/03/2005 – Member of the social auditing committee of the vocational school Associazione Formazione Giovanni Piamarta (AFGP), Milan, Italy, appointed by the Mayor of Milan.
  • 21/09/2001-26/12/2004 – Chairman of the Confederation of Italian Music (Confederazione della Musica Italiana, CMI), affiliated to the Italian General Confederation of Enterprises, Professional and the Self-Employment Activities (Confederazione Generale Italiana delle Imprese, delle Attività Professionali e del Lavoro Autonomo or Confcommercio). Re-elected for a second term in July 2004 resigns in November 2004 and is appointed as honorary chairman.
  • 30/09/1992-10/08/2004 – Director and chief executive at Klf Music Sas, Milan, Italy.
  • 01/03/1999-31/08/2003 – General manager at Getar Srl and Target Srl, Milan, Italy.
  •  31/01/1996-31/10/1999 – Member of the governing council of the Italian Phonographic Industries National Association (Associazione dei Fonografici Italiani, AFI) established in 1933 and affiliated to the General Confederation of Italian Industry (Confederazione generale dell’industria italiana or Confindustria), the Italian employers’ federation. Coordinator of the Multimedia Commission. Re-elected for a second term in 1998 resigns in October 1999.

Political Life

  • 2022 (30 January) – Candidate in the Lisbon constituency for the Portuguese parliament (Assembleia da República) in the list of PAN – Pessoas-Animais-Natureza (People-Animals-Nature) at the early legislative elections.
  • 2021 (26 September) – Top of the list of PAN –Pessoas-Animais-Natureza (People-Animals-Nature) to the Assembly of the Parish of São Vicente, Municipality of Lisbon, in the local elections.
  • 2013 (February) – Candidate premier for the Pirate Party (‘The Pirates’) and top of the list to the Senate in the Lombardy Region constituency at the Italian legislative elections. 
  • 2012 (7 May)-2017 (11 June) – City councillor of Brienno (CO), Italy.
  • 2011 (October) – Founder and chairman of the Pirate Party (later re-named ‘The Pirates’).
  • 2009 (June) – Chairman of the Committee for Reforms and Defence of Democracy, referendum on electoral law reform.
  • 2009 (June) – Candidate Mayor of Nosate (MI) and councilman of Bedero Valcuvia (VA) in the Italian local elections.
  • 2007 (September) – Co-founder of the Citizens’ Political Movement (Movimento Politico dei Cittadini, MPC) headed by Hon. Sen. Fernando Rossi; member of the National Committee.
  • 2006 (June) – Member of the referendum committee against the reform of the second part of the Italian Constitution.
  • 2006 (May) – Political cooperation agreement with the national Socialist leader Vittorio ‘Bobo’ Craxi, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Prodi II Cabinet.
  • 2006 (May) – Top of the Socialists–Liberaldemocrats list for the City council of Milano – the most voted among all candidates – in the Italian local elections.
  • 2006 (April) – Candidate to the Chamber of Deputies (Italian Parliament) in the list of Italy of Values (Italia dei Valori, IdV) in the Italian legislative elections; top of the list in the 3rd Lombardy constituency; candidate also in the 1st and 2nd Lombardy constituency and in the 1st Veneto constituency.
  • 2006 (January) – Political cooperation agreement with the chairman of Italy of Values (Italia dei Valori, IdV), Hon. MP Antonio Di Pietro, then Minister of Infrastructures of Prodi II Cabinet. Appointed member of the National Committee of the IdV, refuses assignment.
  • 2005 (June) – Member of the referendum committee for the abrogation of Law No. 40/2004 on medically assisted procreation.
  • 2005 (April) – Candidate president of the Lombardy Region for Liberaldemocrats (Liberaldemocratici) gets 14.000 ballots.
  • 2004 (June) – Sponsor of the list of Liberaldemocrats (Liberaldemocratici) for the election of the President and the district council of Milano in the Italian local elections, supporting incumbent Hon. Ombretta Colli (former Italian and European MP) – European MP Pietro Mennea (former 200 meters world recordman and 5-time Olympian) was on the list of the Liberaldemocrats.
  • 2003 (November) – Founder and chairman of the Federation of the Liberaldemocrats (Federazione dei Liberaldemocratici – LD).
  • 2003 (October) – Appointed coordinator for the district of Milano and member of the Lombardy region committee of the Pact of Liberal Democrats (Il Patto dei Liberaldemocratici); refuses assignment.
  • 2003 (October) – Organising Coordinator of the National Election Platform Conference of the Pact of Liberal Democrats (Il Patto dei Liberaldemocratici).
  • 2003 (June) – Founding member of Pact of Liberal Democrats (Il Patto dei Liberaldemocratici), conceived by former Italian and European MP Hon. Mario Segni – son of former President of the Italian Republic Antonio Segni – and by former speaker of Senate and Minister of Defence, Hon. Carlo Scognamiglio. Founder and president of the first party club in Milano was appointed honorary president after resignation from office in July 2004.
  • 2002 (December) – Coordinator of the committee on ‘Culture and Entertainment’ for the 2004 election platform conference of the Greens (Federazione dei Verdi, FdV or I Verdi), appointed by party chairman Hon. MP Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio (then Minister of Environment in the Amato Cabinet).
  • 2002 (May) – Speaker of the ‘Culture and Entertainment Forum’ of the Federation of the Greens (Federazione dei Verdi, FdV or I Verdi).
  • 2001 (December)-2003 (June) – Member of the district committee of Milan of the Federation of the Greens (Federazione dei Verdi, FdV or I Verdi); appointed as district commissioner by the chairman of the Greens Hon. MP Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, refuses assignment.
  • 2001 (13 May)-2006 (28 May) – City councillor of the 8th Municipality of Milano. Chairman of the Budget Committee until December 2003.
  • 2001 – Founding member of the ‘Greens, Ecologists and Reformers’ area of the Federation of the Greens (Federazione dei Verdi, FdV or I Verdi); delegate at the National Congress and main sponsor of two congressional motions.

Social Engagement & Public Participation

  • 2004 – Founding member of the city committee ‘Gallaratese – San Leonardo Futuro’, Milan, Italy; member of the governing council, vice-chairman and spokesman of the committee.
  • 2003 – Founding member and member of the governing council of ‘Vivere Molino Dorino’ NGO, Milan, Italy.
  • 2002-2012 – Founding member and chairman of Innovazione Culturale NGO.
  • 2001 – Founding member, deputy chairman and member of the governing council of the Italian-Belarus association, whose honorary chairman was the extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus in Italy, and the other deputy chairman the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus, Michele D’Arasmo.
  • 1999-2004 – Founding member, chairman, member of the governing council, member of the governing committee and deputy chairman of the Confederation of Italian Music (Confederazione della Musica Italiana, CMI), affiliated to the Italian General Confederation of Enterprises, Professional and the Self-Employment Activities (Confederazione Generale Italiana delle Imprese, delle Attività  Professionali e del Lavoro Autonomo or Confcommercio). Elected chairman in March 2001 and re-elected for a second term in July 2004 resigns in November 2004 and is appointed as honorary chairman.
  • 1996-1999 – Member of the governing council of the Italian Phonographic Industries National Association (Associazione dei Fonografici Italiani, AFI) established in 1933 and affiliated to the General Confederation of Italian Industry (Confederazione generale dell’industria italiana or Confindustria). Coordinator of the Multimedia Commission. Re-elected for a second term in 1998 resigns in October 1999.
  • Representative at Associazione Nazionale Editori Musicali (AMEM,  Italian National Music Publishers’ Association),  Univideo, the Italian national audiovisual publishing association, associated to the Italian national entrepreneurs’ umbrella association Confederazione generale dell’industria italiana (Confindustria), Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and Video Performance Limited (VPL) UK.

Additional Information

Language skills: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

2021-present – NATO 1837/2021 and EU 0931/2021 security clearance valid until 9/11/2028 (currently suspended) issued by the Portuguese National Security Office (Gabinete Nacional de Segurança, GNS) to access and handle classified information (level: NATO/Confidential or NC and Confidentiael EU/EU Confidential).

26/03/2007-30/06/2009 – Member of the 7th District Election Commission of Milano located in Legnano, nominated by the president of the Province of Milano and appointed by the chairman of the Court of Appeal of Milano.
 
2006 – Enrolled by the General Staff of the Italian Army in the special roster of the Officials of the Selected Reserve (‘Guglielmo Marconi Law’).
 
1993-1994 – Italian Air Force (ID A6866688). Trained at the Italian Air Force surveillance school (Scuola addestramento reclute vigilanza Aeronautica Militare, SARVAM) in Viterbo. Assigned at the Headquarters of the 1st Air Region in Milano. Discharged with specialisation corresponding to the 3rd functional level.
 

1990-present – Full member of the National Artists and Performers Insurance Institute (IMAIE – Istituto mutualistico artisti, interpreti, esecutori) since 1990 and of Nuovo IMAIE (New IMAIE) since 2010.

1990-2016 – Full member of Italian Authors’ and Publishers’ Society (SIAE – Società italiana autori ed editori) with the following qualifications:

  • author and composer of the music section (since 1990)
  • publisher of the music section (since 1992)
  • author of the DOR section (since 1998)
  • author of OLAF and Cinema division and composer of the DOR section (since 2000)

 

Election Observation Missions (EOMs)

 

EU Humanitarian Aid Missions

2018 – Dhaka, Bangladesh, Senior EU Aid Volunteer sent out by ICCO to facilitate Disaster Risk Reduction advisory activities in disaster-prone areas – EUAID Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks (EUAVACT) project.

Marco loves animals, runs, surfs, does weights, cardio, bike, and rides a Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster XLR.