Before joining ECES, Matteo was a Blue Book Trainee at the at the European External Action Service (EEAS), working in the Conflict Prevention Team of the PRISM division (Prevention of Conflicts, Rule of Law/SSR, Integrated Approach, Stabilisation and Mediation). There, he provided strategic and operational support to ensure conflict sensitive programming of EU external assistance, as well as to carry out conflict analyses in fragile and conflict-prone countries.
Matteo previously worked at the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) in New York, promoting the universal acceptance and effective operational implementation of the norm of the "Responsibility to Protect" populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. He also worked at Verité Research, a leading multidisciplinary think tank in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he contributed to the development and testing of a new data classification system for monitoring activities in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary committees ahead of the 2015 parliamentary elections, and at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta, where he worked on a variety of projects including on democratisation, maritime security, and regional diplomacy.
Matteo holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE), where he studied the dynamics of peace, conflict, and transitional justice. His master thesis examined the impact of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on ongoing armed conflicts and peace processes, focusing on the 2011 Libyan Revolution and the post-2007 Kenyan Peace Process. Matteo also holds a bachelor degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen (UK) and has completed a one year Exchange Programme at the Akita International University in Japan.
Matteo speaks Italian and English, has a working knowledge of French and Spanish, and a basic knowledge of Japanese.