MA in Economics, BA in philosophy, MA in International Studies and PhD in international Relations, holds the Jean Monnet Chair ad personam "Globalisation, Europeanisation and Human Development" at the University of Padua, Italy and closely collaborates with its Human Rights Centre. He is also the academic coordinator of its Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for "Intercultural Dialogue, Human Rights and Multi-level Governance". He cooperates with international organisations, such as Unesco, Council of Europe and EU and teaches at various European universities. He is also president of a non-profit organisation promoting European citizenship and SG of the European Community Studies Association-World. He has written many articles and edited various books. His most recent publications are “Intercultural Dialogue and Multi-level Governance. A Human Rights Based Approach” (September 2012), “A Value Driven European Future” (November 2012), and “Globalisation vs Europeanisation: A Human-centric Interaction” (September 2013), all published with Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.