Matteo Angioli / Secretary
Matteo Angioli was born on 18 October 1979 in Pistoia, Italy. In 1998 he graduated from high school in Florence. In 2001 and 2002 Matteo spent six months in Wellington, New Zealand, to study English. Upon his return to Europe he graduated in political sciences at the Open University (2008). He holds a Masters degree at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2011) with a final dissertation entitled: “The Radical Party, an atypical party”.
He started to participate in the activities of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty (NRPTT) in 1995 when the Radicals were collecting signatures to call 20 national referendums. He first met Marco Pannella in 1994 and they became very close friends in the following years.
From 2002 to 2009, he was parliamentary assistant to Marco Pannella at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg. He took part in several campaigns and initiatives conducted at the institutional level, not only within the European Union, including: “Free Iraq: only alternative to the war”, which aimed at averting the war in Iraq in 2003 through the exile of Saddam Hussein; the UN moratorium on the death penalty; the ongoing campaign to reform the judiciary system in Italy. From 2009 to 2012 Matteo worked with former Vice President of the Italian Senate, Emma Bonino. Since 2011 he is member of the General Council of the NRPTT and since 2013 he is member of No Peace Without Justice.
In March 2016 he set up with Marco Pannella and Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata the Global Committee for the Rule of Law with a view to pushing forward the campaign originally started by Marco Pannella back in 2003 to avoid the conflict in Iraq by affirming the right to know as an indispensable core element of the Rule of Law.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”purple” style=”shadow” border_width=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row]