Born in 1969 in Udine, Italy.
High School Diploma in Classics. Studied philosophy at the University of Trieste.
May 2011: Elected Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation at the Athens Congress.
1996 - 2011 General Secretary of the “Unione Italiano del Lavoro” (UIL) [Italian Union of Labour] of Friuli Venezia Giulia and General Secretary of the UIL Confederal Chamber of Labour of Trieste; also a member of the National Board and the Central Committee of the National UIL.
From 2010 UIL Representative in the ETUC Executive Committee.
From 2007 Vice President for European Coordination of the Inter-Regional Trade Union Council (IRTUC) and member of the ETUC Economic and Employment Committee. Primarily dealing with economic policies, the regulation of international finance, wage and negotiation policies, the labour market, migration policies and cross-border policies.
As of 1997 President of the IRTUC for the trade unions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Croatia (Counties of Istria, Fiume and Quarnero and of Lika). In this capacity, and in the same year, part of the European Coordination of the IRTUC within ETUC.
1989 - 1996 Regional General Secretary of the “Unione Italiana Lavoratori Turismo Commercio et Servizi” (UILTUCS) [Italian Union of Workers in Tourism, Trade and Services].
1989 Joined UIL directly from the representation bodies of the University, initially responsible for UIL Youth.
He is a poet and a writer. He published 3 books of poetries and novels in 2004, 2005 and 2007. He founded and chairs associations and networks active in the fields of literature and theatre.
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