Sandro Gozi

Short bio

Born on 25 March 1968 in Sogliano al Rubicone, Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

PhD in Public Law from the University of Bologna. 
He also holds a DEA in political science and a master's degree in international relations from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris and the Université libre de Bruxelles and a Doctorat honoris causa in literature and philosophy, University of Fribourg.

Fun fact

When I was younger I used to be DJ at parties with my friends.

« At a time when the worst nightmares would like to nail us to our fears, to our weaknesses: this is the time to dream. And to fight of the realisation of our dreams, which are also the fairest and most pragmatic answers to the challenges of our time.   There are times when an entire generation is called upon to prove itself equal to the challenges of history. We are living one of these moments: let us reform the Union to unite Europe. »

A former diplomat, he has also taught European politics and institutions at several European and American universities.

He worked for the European Commission for 10 years and was a member of the cabinet of Commission President Romano Prodi from 2000 to 2004.

He served as Italian Secretary of State for European Affairs under the Renzi and Gentiloni governments (2014-2018) and was subsequently appointed advisor to former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in 2019. 

Elected in France in 2019, Sandro Gozi is today a Member of the European Parliament in the Renew Europe Group, Renew coordinator in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the Committee on Regional Development.

He is also Secretary General of the European Democratic Party.

On 8 March 2024, he was nominated as the EDP's lead candidate at the Florence Convention.


The road so far..


Lead candidate of the European Democratic Party


Member of the European Parliament


Advisor to the former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe 


Italian Secretary of State for European Affairs


Vice President of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly


Member of the Italian Parliament

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