Both Italian and Swedish nationality, he is graduated in archaeology and art history, specializing in the preservation and valorization of architectural heritage (Université Libre de Bruxelles). Based in Brussels, he currently works as a consultant on cooperation projects and programs in the fields of creative industries and cultural heritage for the European Commission and other national and international organizations. He is among the co-founder and executive manager of Culture Lab, a Belgian consulting agency specialized in the design and management of European and international cultural cooperation projects and in communication and public outreach strategies. In this capacity, he has carried out many consultancy missions, field studies and assessments of projects and programs in Europe, in Africa and in the Mediterranean area. Gian Giuseppe Simeone also has to his credit numerous studies and publications in the fields of cultural heritage and creative industries.