South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) - formation established by seven participating nations in order to contribute to the regional security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area

Chairman of PMSC 2011

Giuseppe Cossiga

Chairman of SEDM CC & PMSC

Giuseppe Cossiga was born in Sassari, on 30 October 1963. He has graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Rome.

He worked in the aerospace sector and spent a significant period of time abroad in Toulouse, France and in the Middle East. He also focused on roads and traffic collection and control technologies in various countries; later, he worked in the telecommunications and multimedia services sectors.

After his election as Member of Parliament, he has become the person of reference for Defence-related issues in the Forza Italia Party.
During the 14th Parliament, he has been Member and Spokesperson of the Defence Committee, Member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Lower House, and Member of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on the Mitrokhin File and on the Nazi-fascist Crimes.

Mr. Cossiga has been re-elected for the 15th Parliament in the Constituency of Sardinia and appointed Member and Spokesperson for the Defence Committee of the Forza Italia Parliamentary Group. In 2008, he stood for election to the Parliament in the lists of the People of Freedom Party; he has been re-elected for the 16th Parliament , again in the Constituency of Sardinia.

Mr. Cossiga has been teacher at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome in the “Master for Air Transports” and Chairman of the Istituto Studi e Ricerche per la Difesa, or ISTRID (Institute for Defence Studies and Research).

Mr. Cossiga, a passionate historian and a fan of military simulations, speaks English, French and Spanish, is married and proud father of one son.