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Europe in the World

Academy of Global Governance

15 – 17 April 2015

European University Institute, Florence


Scientific Coordinators

Ulrich Krotz | European University Institute



This Executive Training Seminar brings together academic specialists, policymakers, and think tank experts to discuss the risks, uncertainties, and opportunities Europe faces in a world experiencing complex, wide-ranging, and unpredictable shocks and stresses. Rising economic uncertainty, regional instability on Europe’s periphery, and historic power shifts from the West to the East have created a new set of challenges for EU and European policymakers. Combining analysis of major economic, political, and social developments that hold implications for Europe’s peace and prosperity, as well as in-depth examinations of specific policy issues, this seminar explores the interaction between changes at the level of the international system and individual policy decisions and outcomes. Topics that will be addressed include EU-Russia relations; the G-20 and Europe’s role in global economic governance more broadly; transatlantic relations; and Europe’s external diplomatic, political, and economic relations. Through presentations, case studies, and simulations, attendees will gain a greater appreciation of the issues and concerns facing Europe in twenty-first century world politics.





  • Robert F. Cooper |European Council on Foreign Relations
    Global strategy and European security and defence policy
  • Masha Hedberg |Johns Hopkins SAIS and European University Institute, Italy
    EU-Russia Trade Relations in the Context of Ukraine: Present Challenges, Possible Futures
  • Andrew Moravcsik | Princeton University, USA
    European foreign policy and global geopolitics
  • Stefan Schirm | University of Bochum, Germany
    G20: Europe in Global Economic Governance
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter |New America Foundation
    Human rights and international law
  • James Sperling | University of Akron, USA
    United States and transatlantic relations



  • Jakov Bojović | Politheor, Serbia
  • Alessia Chinellato | University of Trento, Italy
  • Silvia d’Amato | Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
  • Koenraad Du Pont | Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Bülent Evsen | University of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Edouard Gaudot | European Parliament, Belgium
  • Susanna Granelli | University of Florence, Italy
  • Rima Harfouche | Lebanese University Beirut, Lebanon
  • Solveiga Inokaitytė Šmagarienė | University of Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Kamran Ismayilov | University of Trento, Italy
  • Patricia Kaplanova |  University of Trnava, Slovakia
  • Konstantinos Lambropoulos  | Hellenic Center for European Studies, Greece
  • Sylwia Mazur | University of Information Technology and Management, Rzeszów, Poland
  • Katharina Meissner  | European University Institute, Italy
  • Madalina Moraru  | European University Institute, Italy
  • Costanza Musu | University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Marinella Neri Gualdesi | University of Pisa, Italy
  • Michal Onderco | European University Institute, Italy
  • Valerio Pellegrini | Italy (no affiliation)
  • Ilaria Rossi | University of Trento, Italy
  • Alevtyna Sanchenko | Legislation Institute of the Parliament, Ukraine
  • Pierre Schlosser | European University Institute, Italy
  • Weiqing Song |  University of Macau, China
  • Monika Sus | Hertie School of Governance, Germany
  • Emma Taddei | Università Roma Tre, Italy
  • Anne Thies | University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • Maddox Vanditti | University of Kristianstad, Sweden
  • Francesco Ventura | University of Florence, Italy
  • Rhys Williams | European Centre For Development Policy Management, Belgium
  • Katharina Wolf | European University Institute, Italy
  • Gabriele Zito | KDF Fondazione Bari, Italy