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Luigi BerlinguerLuigi Berlinguer is an Italian Member of the European Parliament.
Degree in law from the University of Sassari (1955).
Member of the Deputazione Amministratrice (administrative body) of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena (1970-1975). Editor, Democrazia e Diritto quarterly review (1971-1984). President of the University of Sassari (1972). Rector of the University of Siena (1985-1994). Secretary-General of the Standing Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) (1989-1994). Member of the Supreme Judicial Council (CSM) (2002-2006). Founder and president of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) (2004-2007). Currently editor of “Education 2.0” on-line magazine; chair of the National Committee for Music Education in Schools; chair of the Committee for the Development of Science and Technology.
Former chair of the National Committee of Guarantors of the Partito Democratico; former member of the regional and national leadership of the PCI (Italian Communist Party), PDS (Democratic Party of the Left) and DS (Democrats of the Left).
Mayor of the municipality of Sennori (Sassari) (1960-1964). Member, Tuscany Regional Council (1975-1982). PCI Member of Parliament for Sardinia (1963-1968); chair of the “Progressisti – Federativo” group of Members of Parliament (1994-1996); chair of the Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Standing Committee 14 on European Union Policies; member of the Senate Committee on European Communities Affairs.
Acting Minister of Higher Education and Scientific and Technological Research (1996-1998); Minister of Education (in the Prodi and D’Alema governments) (1996-2000).
Member of the European Parliament, first vice-chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs and member of the Committee on Culture and Education (since 2009).
Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, French Legion of Honour and Grand Cross of the Republic of Italy. Honorary degrees from: University of Toronto, University of La Plaza, Paris V Descartes University, University of Buenos Aires and Roma Tre University.


Gino Roncaglia
Gino Roncaglia
started his professional career in 1983 as a research librarian at the Historical Archives of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, working at the first Italian project of digitization of historical records and documents. Since 1996 he is senior research fellow and appointed professor of Digital Humanities and of Multimedia Tools for the Sharing of Knowledge at Tuscia University (Viterbo), where he also leads a post-graduate course on the future of the book and a master course on e-Learning.
His research interests include two main fields:
1. History of late medieval and modern logic. His latest work in this field, co-authored with Mirella Capozzi, is the section on Renaissance Logic in Oxford University Press’ reference work The Development of Modern Logic, edited by Leila Haaparanta; he also authored many papers published on leading Italian and international journals and the book Palaestra Rationis – Discussioni su natura della copula e modalità nella filosofia «Scolastica» tedesca del XVII secolo;
2. Digital humanities, e-learning, open access, digital publishing. His latest book in this field is devoted to e-books and the future of reading (La quarta rivoluzione. Sei Lezioni sul futuro del libro, Laterza 2010). He also co-authored (with Fabio Ciotti) the book Il mondo digitale (Laterza) and six reference manuals on the Internet published by Laterza between 1996 and 2004 (the best-selling Italian books on the Internet, with 15 reprints and more than 50.000 copies sold). He has worked as author and scientific consultant for many TV educational programs on the Internet and new media, including the first Italian TV program entirely devoted to web  culture (MediaMente), and a series of 8 TV episodes devoted to the History of Information Sciences in Italy. Since 2011, he is strategic consultant for the educational division of Italian public television (RAI Educational).
He is co-founder and, since 1992, Vice-President of the Manuzio project (the Italian counterpart of Project Gutenberg), co-founder of the Italian Association for Digital Humanities and Digital Culture, and member of many learned societies, including Leibniz Gesellshaft, SILFS, SFI, SIFA, SIeL, SISPM.


Since the 1st of March 2012, Luca Bergamo is the secretary general of Culture Action Europe (CAE –

Previously, he was Director General of the Italian National Agency for Youth from its creation.

Between 2004 and 2007 he was Director General of the “Glocal Forum”, an international foundation promoting peace dialogue, cultural cooperation and active citizenship in sensitive regions of the world, in cooperation with UN Agencies and local authorities worldwide. From 1999 to 2004, Luca was the Executive Director of Zone Attive, a public-private company fostering cultural innovation in Italy. From 1993 to 1999 he was with team of the Mayor of Rome and, in particular, led the youth policy department. Previously Luca worked in the ICT and artificial intelligence programmer. His studies focused on political science and on the role that knowledge play in human and social development.

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