Since 2008, Andrea has worked as a civil servant in the European Commission.
Currently, he works in the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) on the future of work and digitalization policies, focusing in particular on remote/hybrid work, the "right to disconnect", algorithmic management, and youth employment (yes, there is a connection). He also coordinates activities in DG EMPL for the European Year of Youth (2022).
In 2020 and 2021, while still in the Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT) he focused on the complex relationship between the digital and the green transitions, in particular how the digital sector can become itself and help other sectors become more environmentally sustainable.
Between 2014 and 2018 he served as a EU diplomat, and Counsellor for the Digital Economy at the Delegation of the European Union to the USA. He was the liaison between the EU and U.S. stakeholders on policy, regulation and research activities related to the Internet and Information & Communication Technologies.
As a civil servant, he has worked on among other things cyber-security, European and global standardisation policies, personal data protection, distributed systems and their governance, including but not limited to Internet governance.
Before joining the European Commission, he was the Executive Director of the NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society of the Politechnic University of Turin; Technical Director of the Media Innovation Unit of the Chamber of Commerce of Florence; Technology Coordinator at the Centro Tempo Reale Research Centre for Contemporary Music; and a software developer / project manager for a number of multinational firms.
Andrea has a Laurea (summa cum laude) in Political Science & Sociology from the University of Padua, a LL.M. (summa cum laude) in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Turin & WIPO Worldwide Academy, and post-graduate degrees or certificates in Design Thinking, project management (PM2), international diplomatic law, global Internet governance, and others.
In 2015 and 2016 he was a fellow of Columbia University’s Institute for Tele-Information.