Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
Mr João PINTO is a European citizen born in Lisbon one year after the creation of the Erasmus Programme. Having always been interested in global challenges, Mr Pinto holds an MSc in International Relations from both the University of Coimbra in Portugal and Sciences Po Bordeaux in France. In these institutions he has researched on how federal systems work, having written a thesis on the internal dynamics of the Russian Federation. Currently, he is a PhD candidate studying the global actorness of the European Union, especially towards Brazil and South America. After working in the European Research Council (European Commission), Mr Pinto who is the President of Erasmus Student Network is particularly interested in the role international students can have in making societies more inclusive and resilient. In ARC7, Mr Pinto is a speaker in the Closing Panel Discussion 4 “Taking action in Asia and Europe: Cooperation and partnerships on SDGs”.
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