Secretary General Emilio Puccio

Secretary General of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights
European Union

Emilio Puccio serves as the Secretary General of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights, which is a cross-party and cross-national group comprising over 120 MEPs and 26 child-focused organizations, with the aim of mainstreaming children’s rights in all EU policies and legislation.

Emilio also sits in the advisory board of INHOPE – the network combatting online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) – as well as of the Better Internet for Kids initiative (BIK)- supported by the European Commission – whose mission is to foster – through the BIK core service platform – the exchange of knowledge, expertise, resources and best practices between key online safety stakeholders, including industry representatives. Emilio is also a member of the Judging Panel for the 2020 GSMA Global Mobile Awards (GLOMOs) for the category Best Mobile Initiative for Enhancing Children’s Lives.

Before joining the Intergroup on Children’s Rights, Emilio worked on business and human rights issues in New York City at the United Nations Global Compact and as part of the Individuals at Risk Program at Amnesty International USA. As a qualified lawyer, Emilio served as Administrative & Legal Assistant for two years in the Italian General Consulate in Barcelona.

Emilio holds a Juris Doctor Magna cum laude in Law from the University of Palermo, a Master’s Degree in International Business Management from EADA Business School in Barcelona, and a Master in Diplomatic Studies from the Italian Society for International Organizations (SIOI) in Rome.

Hon. Anne Musiwa