Editorial director

Nicola Frau

Chief editor

Cecilia Mancini

Cecilia Mancini is a young Bocconi Post-Graduate who works in the International Development and Institutional Affairs department of the Maggioli Group. With an International Relations and Public Management academic background she is responsible for coordinating business developments with the Group’s companies in Spain and Greece, supervising the Group Institutional Relations and for the monitoring of EU funding and projects opportunities.


Federico Girolamo Lioy

Federico LioyFederico holds a Law Degree from the University of Roma Tre (Italy), and a Master’s Degree in Management of energy resources. He worked in the European Parliament and in the Eni office in Brussels. He currently works in the ENEL Department for Institutional Affairs and collaborates with I-Com (Istituto per la Competitività).


Valerio Palombaro

VValerio Palombaroalerio holds a degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Rome La Sapienza. After a research period at the University of Nottingham he obtained a PhD in EU and International law at the University G. D’Annunzio (Chieti-Pescara). He carried out different work experiences in Italy and abroad, including an internship at the EU Commission Representation to Italy. Valerio holds a press card, writing several years for magazines in the field of European and international policies.


Giovanni Asmundo

Giovanni AsmundoGiovanni is a current student of the Master in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs (Curriculum in European Studies) of the University of Bologna. He is writing his final dissertation about the American Interests Representation in EU and the related advocacy strategies. Giovanni worked for the Boeing Company in Brussels, in the Public Affairs and Government sector. From October the 1st he will be working for the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU.


Federica Toscano

Federica holds a Law Degree from the University of Ferrara (Italy) and a LLM in International and European Law from the Institute of European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Federica is currently working at Missing Children Europe, where she is the focal point on missing unaccompanied migrant children. Before, she interned at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and she worked at the European Commission, in the Directorate for Asylum and Migration.


Nenad Stekić


Nenad is a PhD candidate in security studies in University of Belgrade, and is a Research Assistant at the Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade. During his studies he did internships at the Institute of international politics and economics in Belgrade, and at the Serbian National Ombudsman service. He participated in numerous conferences such as World Forum for democracy in Strasbourg, European Forum Alpbach – Austria, and many MUN conferences of which the most significant one in the Hague. As a member of Young European Federalists (JEF Serbia section), Nenad is devoted to the European federalism, and also to academic researches. Nenadpublished dozens of academic articles in leading national scientific journals. His areas of interest are political regimes, military alliances and the EU CSDP.

He is fluent in English and actively learns Italian language.


Alessandra Villa

FullSizeRender (1)Alessandra holds a Degree in Political sciences from the University of Genoa and a Specialised diploma in public administration from the University of Bologna (Specialised School of Public administration). She obtained a PhD in economy and finance of the European Union from the University of Genoa. Alessandra is currently working at the University of Bologna as Head of Administration Office, where she acquired a sound knowledge on management of the EU programmes, with a particular focus on audit. For several years, Alessandra has been writing for Italian magazines in the field of budgetary policy and administration reform in Italy.

Bianca De Bortoli

Following her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and European Studies) from Monash University in Australia, Bianca worked as a Psycho-social Support Intern working with victims of human trafficking in Tel Aviv. Following this experience she undertook an internship at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Tehran where she focused on transnational organised crime, its development and regional initiatives to tackle illicit activity. Bianca has more recently spent the past two years in Brussels working in a justice-sector consultancy before more recently relocating to Moscow.


Katerina Gladkova

GladkovaKaterina Gladkova is a recent masters graduate in International Development studies at the University of Amsterdam. Originally from Russia, she is interested in issues pertaining to environmental destruction, climate change and sustainability.


Alina Nychyk

13187685_1083568718382320_1575443152_nAlina Nychyk is interested in international response to the conflict in Ukraine, the European integration, global governance and conflict resolution. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honours in International Economics from Kiev National Economic University and a Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations from Wroclaw Economic University. As an exchange student, Alina studied in Gazi University in Turkey and in Goethe University in Germany. Previously, she worked in reference marketing in Hewlett-Packard and was making market analysis for a consulting company. Alina Nychyk is a member of NGO – Polish Forum of Young Diplomats, where she deals with partners and social events.


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