Urban sociologist and EU policies expert, PhD in Social Sciences on the topics of urban exclusion and social foresight, he has a long time experience in consultancy, as well as in teaching and researching, in different countries and contexts (Italy, Europe, Latin America, Western Balkans, Cambodia, Syrian crisis), with a skill on community development. He has also worked for international organisations such as OECD and IOM. As EU policies and funds expert, he has been working for many years in the field of health and social inclusion, mainly as senior researcher and project manager for the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional health system organisations in the topics of active ageing, social inclusion, housing and innovation. He has been project manager of a Central Europe strategic project on “innovative housing and care for the elderly and vulnerable groups” (HELPS), regional coordinator of an INTERREG IVC project on assistive solutions adoption (CASA), and among coordinators of the Action group on “Age-friendly environments” of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPonAHA). Currently he is Project Coordinator of the SmartCare Project led by the Local Health Authority of Trieste (FVG Region), a CIP ICT-PSP funded project that involves 23 European regions and several end users and stakeholders organizations on the topic of ICT-supported integrated care pathways for older people with long term conditions.