Meet Cruccu and Valtolina, two candidate members from Italy

The two individual members from Italy will have to be approved at the 2020 General Assembly

Fabio Cruccu - Individual

Fabio Cruccu is a Sardinia based, experienced Child Protection and Children’s Rights Expert with legal background. Besides having extensive experience in raising awareness on children’s rights, Fabio is the founder of the cultural association F4CR network (Fight for Children's Rights). F4CR is active in the promotion of children's and adolescent rights organising seminars, conferences, activities in collaboration with the 'juvenile penal institution, with the regional guarantor for children and in active citizenship projects involving other associations. Fabio is working with children also directly and served as the contact person for Refugees Welcome Italy (RWI) to manage activities and volunteering of the organisation. His first collection of short-stories for children has been published in 2018, which is a great tool in human rights education at schools.

Giovanni Giulio Valtolina - Individual

Giovanni Giulio Valtolina is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the School of Political Sciences of the Catholic University Milan. Giovanni is also the Head of the Child and Family Department at the ISMU Foundation since 2000. The foundation is devoted to promoting studies, initiatives and interventions on the various aspects presented by a multi-ethnic society. Additionally, he was an honorary judge at the Juvenile Court in Milan from 2011 to 2016. Giovanni’s main research interest is focusing on the acculturation processes of migrant children and families.