Michele Poretti (Switzerland) is an Associate. Poretti is an economist and social scientist from the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. He has a Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights from the University of Fribourg and the University Institute Kurt Bösch (Sion, Switzerland) and a Certificate in Evaluation of Public Policies from the University of Lausanne. Since 1992 he has alternated among academic research assignments, action research and active engagement with communities in Switzerland, Colombia, Mexico and Central America. Between 2003 and 2010, he worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), where he contributed to policy evaluation and development, in particular regarding the organization’s work with armed and security forces, civil society and children. Since February 2010, he has been with the University Institute Kurt Bösch. As lead researcher within an interdisciplinary team, he investigates bottom-up translations of children’s perspectives in the global children’s rights agenda.