Pavia University. doctor of medicine and surgery, specialising in paediatrics and child care. Honorary degree in political science from the University of Oradea, Romania.
President of the Sondrio Provincial Council (2004-2009).
Member of Parliament (1992-1996). Chair of the parliamentary committee of inquiry into the implementation of cooperation policy with developing countries (1992-1994); special envoy of the President of the Chamber of Deputies to Rwanda (1995). Member of the committee of inquiry into the health system (1997-2000). Member of the Senate (1996-2006). Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Italian Senate (2001-2006). Rapporteur for the Italian Senate of 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 committee of inquiry into paedophilia and child trafficking at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2001-2006).
Founder and Chair of the COPAM Onlus voluntary organisation in the field of cooperation with developing countries.
Grand Officer of the Order 'Star of Romania' for his political and humanitarian commitment.
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