Parliamentary Senior Counselor at the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Adjunct Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Political Sciences Department, LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome.


Parliamentary Counselor since 1987, he is currently head of the International Relations Department of the Chamber of Deputies. Formerly he had the responsibility of the Institutional Department of the Research Service and  of the monitoring unit on legislation.

In 1998-2000 he was member of the Secretariat of the working group of the Speakers of the National Parliament of the EU on the quality of legislation.

In 2003-2010 he was OECD expert for the assessment of the regulatory systems of the new EU Member States.


He teaches Comparative Constitutional Law, both in Italian and in English at the Political Sciences Department, LUISS University of Rome.


He published over  50 essays and book chapters in Italian and English, most often dealing with issues of parliamentary democracy, party systems, National parliaments in the EU. He authored the monograph ‘Opposizione parlamentare e democrazia deliberative. Ordinamenti europei a confronto, Bologna, il Mulino, 2012 (“Parliamentary opposition and deliberative democracy. Comparing European experiences”). His current research interests vest on comparative studies related to the parliamentary oversight function and participation of the National Parliaments in the EU governance.

Commitment in EUPADRA

Within EUPADRA he teaches, together with Nicola Lupo, a course on The Europeanization of National Parliaments and the Euro-national parliamentary system, in the LUISS module (link syllabus).

He is available to supervise EUPADRA thesis on:the European Political Parties and the participation of the National Parliaments in the EU governance.