Eugenio is a graduate in Agricultural Sciences, specialized in entomology, phytopathology, Integrated Pest Management and biological control.
He worked 15 years at the Lombardy Plant Protection Service (Northern Italy), where he was in charge of the diagnostic labs. He has specific experience on ornamental nursery plants, floriculture, forest and urban forestry protection.
He coordinated applied research concerning pests and their biological control in glasshouses, nurseries and in the environment, as well as surveys and contingency plans for quarantine pests.
In 2003, he joined the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) Directorate of DG SANTE in Grange (Ireland), where he carried out audits on national plant health control systems, and coordinated dossiers concerning Member States' national surveys for agriculture, forest and environment quarantine organisms.
He joined the EASIN Team in December 2014.