Massimo Toschi is a member of the Roma Integration team. He has been with the FRA since 2009, contributing to the Agency’s cooperation with civil society (the Fundamental Rights Platform) and National Human Rights Bodies, as well as its work on the rights of the child and violence against women. He previously worked with the UN, as Child Protection Advisor and Chief of Child Protection Unit for the UN Peace-Keeping Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), as well as at the OSRSG/CAAAC headquarters. He was involved with the drafting of the EU Guidelines on Children and Armed Conflict. He worked for the European Commission’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights in eastern Europe and for European NGOs managing several projects on child protection within the EU.
He has published several articles and books on children’s rights, and children and armed conflict including Toschi, M. (2002) I bambini e il traffico della droga nelle favelas di Rio de Janeiro, Cittadini in Crescita Anno 3/n.2 and Toschi, M. (2001) Chronology of the Legal Evolution of Children's Rights: De L'amour Vers Le Respect, European Forum for Child Welfare. He also contributed a chapter to the book Carrisi. G. (2006) Kalami va alla guerra, i bambini soldato, Ed. Ancora.
He studied International Relations and international human rights law at University of Bologna, University of Sussex and the European University Institute. He has been a visiting lecturer on children’s rights at various universities both in the USA and in Europe.