Cristina De Luca has a degree in Biological Sciences and is an expert in the field of social policies where she has mainly been involved in social research, training and International cooperation both in Italy and abroad.
As a Scout, at the end of the 80’s she was a junior leader of the Italian Catholic Scouts and Guides Association. She has also collaborated with many NGOs, such as the Federation of International Voluntary Organizations (FOCSIV), with which she coordinated various development projects in Africa and Latin America.
She worked for the Agency preparing for the Holy Jubilee in Rome and as Deputy Director at the Volunteer Centre for Jubilee Hospitality, she organized and coordinated activities regarding the support and hospitality of pilgrims.
She was Deputy Director of the Consortium for International Training in Rome (CFI).
In 2002 she became involved in politics and managed the department for social policies within the Margherita political party. During Prodi’s second term in government she was Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry for Social Welfare where her responsibilities included immigration, voluntary work and associations.
She was a senator in the 16th legislation of the Italian Government and a member of the Labour Commission.
Since 2009 she has collaborated with the IPRS as strategic consultant and Institutional PR.