The Centre for the Study of Political Change, founded by Maurizio Cotta in the mid-nineties, is my second home. There I started building my net. I am a member of the Italian Political Science Association, and of the International Political Science Association. Between 2012 and 2018 I served as a member of the European Consortium for Political Research Executive Committee.
I am associated to several Standing Groups and Research Networks. One of them, the ECPR Standing Group on Elite and Leadership Studies, has been formed on the basis of the experience of the SeDePE network, which I founded with a few colleagues in 2005.