As a result of the call launched in summer and expired on 29 September, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) hired a new researcher responsible for research, reporting and outreach on European affairs: Ms Eleonora Poli. Eleonora hold a Master in International Relations with a specialisation in International Economics and a PhD in International Political Economy obtained from City University London. As a PhD candidate, she has been constantly involved in the activities of London City where she had to research on the political and economic consequences of the crisis in the Eurozone and evaluate the effects of austerity. She was also a Research Analyst at (IDS) Thomson Reuters in London where her main tasks included the production of issue-papers, reports and articles on job market governance at EU, regional and country levels. Eleonora at IAI will particularly concentrate on European integration, EU institutions and member state politics.