I need to write. I have always had. That doesn’t mean I’m good at it but why not sharing my thoughts instead of keeping them in an old drawer (or and old ASUS from 2001)? The title of this blog marcoRecorder plays with my “unusual” Italian name Marco Ricorda.

I am the Head of Social Media of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament. Previously, I was the Social Media Manager of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission,  Digital Strategist for the European Union at Expo 2015, Social Media Analyst at the Directorate General for Communication of the European Commission and Press Officer at Bruegel the Brussels-based think tank for international economic policy. I am listed in the #EU40 Influencers and I’m a mentor at the Politico EU Studies Fair. My second life is shared between the gym and the kitchen. I am a competitive fitness athlete and I am passionate about weitgth training and bodybuilding.

I have a degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Bologna University and a Master Degree in European Studies from Maastricht University. I guess I didn’t have much of a choice than ending up in Brussels.

I’m looking for comments and engagement, not broadcasting. Happy to hear your comments (especially the negative ones!).

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