Alfonso Balsamo is working and representing manufacturing industries for education policies from 2011 as Officer in the Employment, Welfare and Human Capital Department of Confindustria, the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy. PhD in “Human Capital Formation and Labour Relations” at University of Bergamo has published many researches and studies about VET and about partnerships between the educational system and industry. He won the “Premio Biagi” in 2017. At national level he represents Confindustria in the University-Entreprises Observatory (Conference of Italian University Rectors), in the Scientific Degrees Project Committee and in the Guidance and Tutorship Project (Italian Minister of Education) and he’s a member of the Evaluation Unit at LIUC University and a Lecturer for Education and Training at Roma Tre University. At Global level he’s a member of the “Education” Committee (BIAC-OECD) and until 2018 a Task Force member of the “Education & Employment” Committee for B20 Argentina. Since December 2018 he’s a member of the Governing Board of CEDEFOP, Thessaloniki.