Dr. Stefano Dominioni is Head of Strategic Programming, Europe Division, in the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes of the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe is the oldest pan-European International Organization devoted to the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (www.coe.int). During his career at the Council of Europe, he has worked for the Directorate General of Social Cohesion, the Directorate of Strategic Planning and the Directorate General of Education, Culture and Youth. Dr. Dominioni teaches European Public Policies (M.A. Programme in European Politics) and European Project Management at the Institute for Political Studies of the University of Strasbourg. He received his Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Sociology from Yale, a M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Milan. He was Yale Fox Fellow at Cambridge University and received a University Diploma in Political Science from the University of Aix-en-Provence (France).