Francesco Bergoglio Errico obtained his BA in Geographical Science from the University of Genoa. He later earned his MA in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. He also holds a Post-graduate Specialization in Geopolitics and Global Security from the University of Rome La Sapienza.
Francesco worked as Analyst (Emerging Challenges Desk) and External Relation Officer at NATO Defense College Foundation and he currently occupies the position of Anthropologist for the Volunteer Criminologists Group – for which, he was the Deputy-Manager and Coordinator – at Rebibbia Prison in Rome. His other positions are: Member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues – BKA; Analyst (Europe Desk) at Islamic Theology of Counter Terrorism; Lecturer of Anthropology and Jihadi-radicalization for training courses for the law enforcement and armed forces; Senior Research Analyst at International Counter-Terrorism Youth Network; Fellow at NextGeneration 5.0., and f Researcher at European Foundation for Democracy.
Francesco’s academic interests include Jihadism, Salafism, Terrorism, Radicalization process, Prison System and Security in Europe.