Paolo Petrocelli Nominated for Friends of Europe’s 40 Most Influential Young Personalties in Europe

By Afton Wooten

Italian cultural manager Paolo Petrocelli has been nominated for the Friends of Europe’s 40 Most Influential Young Personalities in Europe.

Petrocelli has quickly made a name for himself as a cultural manager, academic, and researcher. He is the founder of leading arts and culture non-profits including Stauffer Center for Strings of Cremona, EMMA for Peace (Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy, and the Italian Youth Association for UNESCO. Petrocelli also serves as the Cultural Diplomacy Officer for the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Through his work in academia, he has collaborated with organizations and artists such as United Nations European Commission, Rome Opera House, and Coldplay.

Currently, Petrocelli is serving as a Research Affiliate at the metaLAB (at) Harvard University. Here he lectures at various schools throughout America and Europe on management and international cultural relations. He has also been a Visiting Researcher at the MIT Media Lab, and Visiting Fellow at Yale University.

Friends of Europe is considered one of the most influential European think tanks worldwide. Each year the organization selects 40 influential personalities under 40 in Europe who continue to positively contribute to European politics, science, sports, business, media, and culture.