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Gianluca was among the co-founders of the first Italian Green political platform, in the City of Mantua. After his studies on urban and regional affairs in Venice, Paris and Berlin, he was political advisor to the Green Party in the European Parliament for ten years, as well as coordinator of the Spanish Green Party in Europe for two years. At the Anna Lindh Foundation for the dialogue between cultures, over the last eight years (2005-2012), he has built a network of 4,000 organisations from more than forty countries between Europe, the Arab world, Israel and Turkey. He is author of several books, among which Walls, Tears and Za‘tar (Nuovadimensione, 2007) and A Mediterranean Awakening (Nuovadimensione, 2013). He is a member of the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly.