Roberto has a law degree with a specialisation in public law and a Ph.D in Community law with a thesis in European audiovisual and media law.
An Italian national, he has been a researcher in media law at the European University Institute of Florence and worked for several years for the MEDIA Programme of the European Commission. Before joining the Council of Europe, Roberto had been legal adviser for three years in the European Commission in Brussels.
Roberto Olla joined the Eurimages Secretariat in January 2002. The Council of Europe has appointed Roberto Olla to the post of Executive Secretary of Eurimages as from 1st July 2008.