Degree in Law, University Perugia, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy in Constitutional Law, University Bologna, 1996.
Lecturer constitutional law University Bologna, 2000—2004, associate professor, 2004—2005, professor constitutional law, since 2005, vicar director, department law, “Antonio Cicu”, since 2005, president teaching committee, since 2008. Consultant National Association Italian Countries, Bologna, 2003—2004, Regione Emilia-Romagna, since 2007, Minister of Environment, Rome, 2005, Minister Cultural Heritage & Activities, 2007, Regione Calabria, Catanzaro, since 2008. Member Italian Association Constitutional Law, since 2005.
Editorial board member Journal “Federalismo fiscale”, Napoli, Journal “Quaderni costituzionali”, Rivista italiana di Diritto costituzionale, Bologna, since 2009. Tutor College Superiore University Bologna.
President University forum Partito Democratico, Bologna, 2008. Member of Rotary International.
Life partner Silvia Melelli. 1 child Matteo.