Gianluca Misuraca joined the IS Unit in February 2009, focusing on the research area of ICT for governance. He coordinated the participation of IPTS in the EU-FP7 CSA CROSSROAD – A Participative Research Roadmap on ICT for governance and policy modelling, being the lead author of the JRC Report Envisioning Digital Europe 2030. He is currently leading the exploratory research on ICT-enabled governance models in EU cities, in collaboration with EUROCITIES. Gianluca also contributed to the research on The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy and he is providing policy support and dissemination at international level. Before joining IPTS, Gianluca was the Managing Director and Scientific Coordinator of the Global Executive Master in e-Governance, organised by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Previously, he worked for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), acting as Liaison Officer for Africa on e-Governance and knowledge management. Being seconded to the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development, in Tangier, Morocco, he was responsible for coordinating the implementation of the United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance and the design of the e-Africa initiative for good governance, placed under the banner of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) of the African Union. During his career, Gianluca held several positions as lead consultant and policy advisor for different UN agencies, the World Bank, the European Commission, and bilateral cooperation agencies.
Earlier in his career, Gianluca was a Manager at Ernst & Young International where he provided advisory services in the area of public administration reform and regional development. He started his career as an intern for the European Commission's Directorate General for Development and as a consultant for the APRI Spa – International Research Centre for Industrial Cooperation, where he was also a Member of the "Task Force Innovation" at the Italian Ministry of Research and Technological Development.
Gianluca holds a Degree in Business Administration, a Specialisation Diploma in EU Economics and Law, an Executive Master in e-Governance and he is finalizing his PhD in Management of Technology at EPFL. He has several publications in the area of ICT for Governance and ICT for Development, including the book "e-Governance in Africa, from Theory to Action".