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Sandro Gozi is State Secretary of the Italian Government in charge of European Affairs; Vice-President of the Socialist Group at the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Vice-President of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He is also Unpaid Advisor to the Major of Rome Ignazio Marino on matters related to the European funds and projects; Member of Parliament - President of the Italian parliamentary Delegation to the Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Between 2008 – 2013 he was Group leader of the Democratic Party at the parliamentary Commission on EU policies. In 2007 – 2008 he served as member of the Democratic Party national directorate and between 2006 – 2008, as Μember of Parliament, he was President of the bicameral committee on Schengen, Europol and Immigration.
In 2006 he served as Deputy Secretary-General of the European Democratic Party and Member of the committee for the election campaign of Romano Prodi. In 2005 he served as Diplomatic advisor to the President of the Italian region of Puglia, Nichi Vendola. In 2004 – 2005 he was Political advisor to the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Between 2000 – 2004 he was political advisor and member of the cabinet of the European Commission President Romano Prodi.
In June 2001 he served as Coordinator of the Stability Pact and of regional cooperation initiatives in the Balkans (European Commission - DG External Relations)
In 1998 he served as Desk officer “Bosnia - Erzegovina” and regional cooperation (European Commission - DG External Relations). In 1997 he participated in the negotiation of the Amsterdam Treaty as expert at the Cabinet of the Commissioner Marcelino Oreja Aguirre. In April 1996 he participated in the negotiation for the adoption of the euro (European Commission - General Secretary).
Between May 1995 – April 1996 he served as Diplomat, responsible for the Economic relations with the former Yugoslavia States, Turkey, Cyprus, Albania and Greece. He was also Secretariat of DG Economic affairs.
He has taught at several Universities including the University of Bologna and Genoa, the University of Calbria, the University of Lecce, the Drew University (Madison, New Jersey), as well as the Institut de Sciences Politiques.