Salvatore Petronella works as Knowledge and Influence Lead advancing policy engagement with governments and industries’ representatives through the development of proof-of-concepts targeting mainly Member States of the European Union (EU). He is a migration governance specialist with a special focus on labor mobility and smuggling of migrants.  

He has previously coordinated the launch and consolidation of the Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) facilitating employment and training opportunities to foreign workers coming from North- and Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Eastern European and South Caucasus countries. At ICF International he led evaluation and impact assessment studies and contributed as senior expert to the European Migration Network (EMN). He has also worked at the European Commission (DG HOME) as seconded national expert on integration policies and supported the works of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on smuggling of migrants.  

He 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). Salvatore is based in Sweden.