Luca Belli

As Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Luca heads the Internet Governance project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Both FGV and Paris 2 are considered top institutions in their respective fields.

Before joining CTS/FGV, Luca worked as an agent for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council of Europe; and worked as a consultant for the Internet Society and earned a Ph.D. in public law from Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2. Over the past decade, Luca authored and edited a variety of research outputs in English, French, Italian and Portuguese, amongst which “De la gouvernance à la régulation de l’Internet”, edited by Berger-Levrault, Paris, the “Net Neutrality Compendium”, edited by Springer, as well as “Community Networks: the Internet by the People, for the People” and “Platform Regulations: How Platforms are Regulated and How They Regulate Us,” edited by FGV and officially released at the UN Internet Governance Forum 2017.

His works have been used i.a. by the Council of Europe to elaborate the Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on Network Neutrality; quoted by the Report on Freedom of Expression and the Internet of the OAS Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression; and published or quoted by a variety of media outlets, including Le Monde, The Hill, O Globo, El Pais, El Tiempo and La Stampa.

Luca is the co-chair of three multistakeholder groups of the UN Internet Governance Forum, dedicated to the analysis of specific digital-policy issues: the IGF Dynamic Coalitions (DCs) on Community Connectivity, on Platform Responsibility and on Network Neutrality.

Luca is an Italian and a Brazilian citizen, enjoys learning and consider myself themself a very happy person.