Pavia University, doctor of medicine and surgery, specialising in paediatrics and child care. Honorary degree in political science from the University of Oradea, Romania.
Chair of the Sondrio Provincial Council (2004-2009).
Member of the Chamber of Deputies (1992-1996). Chair of the parliamentary committee of inquiry into the implementation of cooperation policy with developing countries (1992-1994); special envoy to Rwanda of the President of the Chamber of Deputies (1995). Member of the committee of inquiry into the health system (1997-2000). Member of the Senate (1996-2006). Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs (2001-2006). Senate rapporteur on the law ratifying the treaty adopting a constitution for Europe.
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE (1992-1994). Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and of the Western European Union (WEU) (2000-2006). Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe committee of inquiry into paedophilia and child trafficking (2001-2006).
Founder and Chair of the COPAM non-profit voluntary organisation working in the field of cooperation with developing countries.
Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Romania, in recognition of his political and humanitarian work.
Medal of Honour awarded by the President of Bulgaria in recognition of his role in promoting relations between Bulgaria and Italy.
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