Armando Luciano is a Consultant at VVA Economics & Policy.
Armando has a thorough and proven knowledge of EU affairs and International Relations and expertise in a wide range of fields, including space policy, space law and the new space economy.
After a Master in Space Institutions and Policies, organised by the Italian Society for International Organisation (SIOI) along with the Italian Space Agency, Armando worked for a year in the Member States Relations & Partnerships Office of the ESA Strategy Department, where he had the opportunity to further develop analytical and research skills.
During his time at ESA, his duties involved a daily activity of space policy and space economy monitoring, the elaboration of analytical reports and documentation for the ESA Director General’s meetings with the Member States delegations. He also gave his contribution for the updating of the ESA catalogue of activities supporting the United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals.
In October 2020, Armando was granted the participation in the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2020 with a video-lecture and a paper titled “Adaptive governance, Space resources and Moon Village”. Moreover, the final thesis of his Master in Space Institutions and Policies focused on the legal and political aspects of the return to the Moon and the exploitation of space resources and was published on the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
He also holds a master’s degree in International Relations (University of Calabria, Italy) and a master’s degree in European Politics (University of Exeter, United Kingdom).
Armando is a native Italian speaker. He is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and French, which he is currently improving.
He is passionate about creative writing, storytelling, chess, rock music, singing and playing the guitar.