Diogo Pinto was born in Mozambique. From 1996 until 2002, he studied Sociology at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa. From 1995-1198, he was President of the Portuguese National Youth Council – CNJ. He became national director of Intercultura – AFS Portugal in 2001. In May 2005, he became Secretary General of the European Youth Forum, an organization aiming at empowering young people to participate actively in society and improving their living conditions by representing their interests towards the European Institutions, the Council of Europe, the United Nations and others. He remained in office until May 2009, when he became Secretary General of the European Movement. Pinto is the current Secretary General of the European Movement International, an organization aimed at improving European Integration. He is co-author of two books: “20 Ideias para 2020 – Inovar Portugal”(2005) and “Ideias Perigosas para Portugal”(2010).
In the latter is stated why European Federalism is the best option for Portugal.