Matteo Rosati is an expert on international cooperation for the protection and promotion of culture. After experiences with other bilateral and multilateral development agencies, he joined UNESCO in 2005. He is currently assigned as Programme Specialist and Officer-in-Charge of the Culture Unit at the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, where he works at the conceptualization, coordination and implementation of the Bureau’s programme in the field of Culture, with special geographical focus on South-East Europe. His expertise spans cultural heritage protection and management, cultural cooperation, intangible cultural eritage, the diversity of cultural expressions, and the role of culture for sustainable development. Matteo Rosati holds a master degree with honours in communication sciences and international relations. He is member of several scientific and advisory boards, and guest lecturer in six master programmes on cultural heritage management. His previous work experiences include assignments with UNDESA, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the World Bank.