The ambassador Nelli Feroci replaces Antonio Tajani, who was elected to the European Parliament on 25 May and that now sits in the Assembly in Strasbourg. President of the Institute for International Affairs (IAI) since July 4, 2013, the ambassador Nelli Feroci, thanks to its experience and expertise in European and international affairs, the past year has given a strong impetus to the consolidation and development of the activities of the IAI. His appointment to the European Commission is also a recognition of the commitment and contribution of the IAI, from the beginning of the Institute, to promote and support European integration.
A career diplomat from 1972 to 2013, Ambassador Nelli Feroci was the Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU in Brussels (2008-2013), chief of staff (2006-2008) and Director General for European Integration (2004-2006) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of numerous articles and essays in the field of international relations, European affairs and political science.
The Institute for International Affairs (IAI), founded in 1965 on the initiative of Spinelli, carries out studies in the field of foreign policy, the economy and international security. A non-profit organization, the IAI aims to promote and disseminate knowledge through research, conferences and publications. To this end, it cooperates with institutes, universities and foundations in other countries, participating in various international networks.
The main areas of research are the institutions and policies of the European Union, the Italian foreign policy, trends in the global economy and internationalization processes in Italy, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the common security and defense, the transatlantic relations.