The Italian Desk is headed by Filippo Spiezia, who is the National Member for Italy since January 2016.

In 2022, the Italian Desk was involved in 907 new cases, 126 coordination meetings, 8 coordination centres, and 56 joint investigation teams.

National Member

Filippo Spiezia
Filippo Spiezia

National Member

Filippo Spiezia was appointed National Member for Italy in January 2016. He served as one of the two Vice-Presidents of Eurojust from December 2017 until November 2020. Mr Spiezia began his legal career in 1991 as a public prosecutor, and was appointed Anti-mafia Public Prosecutor in 2003. He also worked in the Italian Justice Superior Council as a member of the Scientific Committee, dealing with judicial training for judges and prosecutors. He served as Deputy National Member for Italy at Eurojust between 2008 and 2012, leaving Eurojust to join the Anti-mafia and Anti-terrorism National Directorate, for which he coordinated investigations of organised crime and terrorism. At the Directorate, Mr Spiezia was in charge of the unit dealing with international judicial cooperation and was appointed National Correspondent for Eurojust. He is the author of several books on judicial cooperation and the fight against transnational crime, including trafficking in human beings and corruption. He has been invited to speak at many national and international conferences and has lectured at the main Italian and EU academies. In 2003, he was awarded the Falcone and Borsellino Prize for his legal textbook, Trafficking and exploitation of human beings. In 2018, he received the Paolo Borsellino National Award for his commitment in the fight against organised crime.

Assistants to the National Member

Teresa Magno joined Eurojust as Assistant to the National Member for Italy in February 2018. Prior to her appointment, she worked for 17 years as a criminal trial judge and preliminary investigation judge at the Tribunals of Marsala and Modena, and she was seconded for two years to the Ministry of Justice, where her main task was drafting observations of the Ministry in cases pending against Italy before the European Court of Human Rights. Ms Magno has participated as speaker and national expert in many national, European and international conferences, seminars and working groups on international and European judicial cooperation in criminal matters, European criminal law and criminal procedure, European institutional and international law, human rights, Italian criminal law and criminal procedure. Ms Magno has written articles in Italian and English on European criminal law and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, computer crime and environmental crime.

Silvio Franz took up his position as Assistant to the National Member for Italy in March 2017. Mr Franz has been a magistrate since 1986. He worked first as a judge, and then, since 1989, as public prosecutor in La Spezia and Genoa. He was a member of the Anti-mafia District Directorate of Genoa from 1999 to 2007. In the past eight years, he was in charge of financial and economic criminal cases and a member of the counter-terrorism branch. Mr Franz’s experience in the field of judicial cooperation involved, in addition to dealing with Letters of Request, the role of expert in the project ‘Procedural rights in EU criminal law’ within the framework of the European Union’s Criminal Justice Programme (2014-2015), and speaker/trainer at the 1st Training Workshop for Somali Judges and Prosecutors on Rule of Law-Based Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Terrorism Offences, organised by the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2015). He attended and was speaker at courses organised by the Italian High Council of the Judiciary.

Aldo Ingangi is Assistant to the National Member for Italy. He became a magistrate in 1997 and, from 1999, worked as a Public Prosecutor in the prosecutor's offices of Paola, Naples and Lucca. During that time, he dealt with many cases of mafia-type crimes as appointed by the District Anti-Mafia Directorates of Catanzaro, Naples and Florence, developing a good experience on the criminal organisations ‘Ndrangheta and Camorra. During his career, he has worked mainly on financial and economic crimes, organised crime groups and drug trafficking, frequently dealing with judicial cooperation tools. On behalf of the Italian Ministry of Justice, Mr Ingangi assisted the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe in preparing the evaluation cycle of the compliance with the European Treaty on corruption of the national rules for the prevention of corruption in the judicial and parliamentary fields (4th cycle). As a speaker, he attended to courses and conferences organised by the Italian High Council of the Judiciary and the High School of the Judiciary on financial crimes, judicial cooperation tools, IT and Public Prosecutor Offices’ organisation.

Seconded National Experts (SNEs)

Marco Mosele is Seconded National Expert to the Italian Desk. He joined the Guardia di Finanza in 1994. From 1995 to 2017, he worked in Florence, where he started his career in the special Anti-Terrorism and Fast Intervention Unit. Next, he was transferred to the Anti-Drug Unit, where he worked for the longest part of his police service. In particular, he was in charge of a patrol that carried out investigations of international drug traffickers. These investigations led to the dismantling of many OCGs and resulted in large-scale seizures of narcotics. In the last three years before being seconded to Eurojust, he was part of a unit in charge of investigating mafia-related organised crime groups.

Sergio Orlandi is Seconded National Expert to the Italian Desk. He is a Chief Superintendent of the Penitentiary Police and has worked as a Chief Commanding Officer in Sanremo Penitentiary since 2007, where he directly managed and actively operated the prison service security branch. He has coordinated the prison referral unit to prevent and counter radicalisation and violent extremism at the local level. Mr Orlandi has been a participant member of the prison referral unit P/CVE coordinating system at the regional level (2015 to 2018). Before his secondment to Eurojust, he enrolled in the 34th High Training Course of the Italian Interagency Law Enforcement College of Advanced Studies (Rome, October 2018 to June 2019). He has developed deep expertise in international cooperation for countering terrorism and violent extremism in the European legal framework. Qualified for the Italian Prison Service's international missions, he has participated as a penitentiary expert in the framework of an EU twinning program between Algerian, French, and Italian prison services.

Contact the Italian Desk

Contact options for the Italian Desk:

Phone 1: +31 70 412 5202
Phone 2: +31 70 412 5742

Contact options for the National Member Filippo Spiezia:

Phone: +31 70 412 5200

Further information:

If you are a magistrate and need further information, please consult the International Corner in the restricted area of the website of the Italian High Council of the Judiciary - Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura (CSM).


  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
New cases (total)
- of which initiating
- of which participating
Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating) 65 70 106 91 105 126
Coordination centres (organising and/or participating) 5 8 12 7 9 8
Joint investigation teams (newly signed and/or ongoing) 5 26 49 53 53 56

Case examples

Operation Pollino

Cases example


13 June 2023|DOCUMENT
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