Salvatore Petronella is a Strategic Advisor at Labor Mobility Partnerships (LaMP), bringing over 15 years of experience in the field of migration policy governance, labour mobility and integration, smuggling of migrants and human trafficking, border controls, return and visa policies. His work combines content knowledge acquired through projects implementation and research assignments, but also understanding of migration-related processes at national and regional level and methodologies for program design, monitoring and evaluation.
Before joining LaMP, Salvatore has notably contributed to and led the Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF), an EU-funded grant mechanism supporting legal migration pilot projects at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). He has also supported as independent migration specialist the launch of the Mayors Dialogue on Growth and Solidarity for the Open Society Foundations (OSF), the works of the European Migration Network (EMN) for the European Commission and more recently the setting-up of the STARSOM project for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Salvatore is fluent in English, Flemish and Italian, has worked and lived in different European countries and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Bari (Italy) and a specialization in EU Law and Policies on Asylum and Migration from the University of Brussels (Belgium).