Simone Stefan, born in Venice in 1982, has a PhD in Comparative Constitutional Law (2016), received from the University of Udine, defending a research work on the juridical protection of minorities in Ukraine and Georgia. He has been a teaching assistant of Comparative Constitutional Law and Law of Eastern European Countries at the same University. Formerly he received a BA in Juridical Sciences (2008) from the University of Verona and a MA in International Relations (2011) from the University "Ca' Foscari" of Venice. In 2010, he participated in an internship at the Black Sea State University "Petro Mohyla" of Mykolayiv and in 2012 in a volunteering project in Odessa. An environmental and social activist, he has been a municipality councilor in the City of Venice from 2005 to 2010. His main scientific interests concern minority rights, ethnic federalism and democratic transitions.
He has attended the following schools: "EU and Legal Reform School" (CCSDD of Bologna, Igalo, 2013); "Minority Rights Protection in the EU" (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2014); "Advanced Course in Constitutional Law" (University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro", Novara, 2014); "The European Minority Rights and Minority Protection Regime" (ECMI, Lviv, 2016); "A World in Turmoil: Territory, Sharing Authority and Conflict" (EURAC, Bolzano, 2017).