Past events at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy)


24 February, Budapest

After three highly stimulating events in Istanbul, Athens and Catania, Budapest has hosted the fourth of a series of workshops on the refugee crisis under the Global Turkey in Europe programme. In Budapest, the GTE project has discussed the implications of existing intra-European divisions on relocation and more broadly on EU asylum and migration policies for the plausibility of devising and implementing a European response to the refugee crisis. It has focused in particular on the consequences of these divisions on the effective implementation of the EU-Turkey deal.



7 February, Rome

“The European Union and it poly-crisis. A chance for a restart”. Conference in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung The aim of the conference is to combine the views of experts and academics with those of European politicians from Italy, France and Germany on the main themes of the EU’s many crises, and on proposals for action.

LINK: (Programme, images, video, interviews – in Italian, French, German)


2 February, Rome

“The IMF and the Eurozone Crisis”. Presentation of the book “Laid Low: Inside the Crisis that Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF” by Paul Blustein

LINK: (Programme)


2 February, Rome

“Finding the Social Europe”. Seminar organised in cooperation with Centro Einaudi to present the project Reconciling economic and social Europe (REScEU).

LINK: (Programme – in Italian)


23-24 January, Berlin

“New Pact for Europe: Transnational meeting: Germany-Italy”. Seminar in the framework of the “New Pact for Europe” project. This transnational debate aims to establish where there is agreement and disagreement on the state of the Union, on the key policy challenges and on the key policy proposals. Another aim of this meeting is to understand the state of the Union, demands and trade-offs from the other country’s perspective and thus think “outside of the national box”.

LINK: (Programme)


16 December, Catania

“Does the EU-Turkey Deal Represent a Model to be Replicated in Other Contexts?”. Workshop in the framework of the research project Global Turkey in Europe. After two events in Istanbul and Athens, Catania hosted the third of a series of workshops on the refugee crisis under the Global Turkey in Europe programme. The principal aim of the event is to further discuss the EU-Turkey deal and examine whether it represents a model to be replicated in other contexts, with a particular focus on Libya.

LINK: (Programme, report, paper)


16 December, Athens

“Which “Crisis”? Understanding and Addressing Migration. Conference in the framework of the research project New-Med, in cooperation with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (Eliamep).

LINK: (Programme, report)


12 December, Rome

“Implementing the EU Global Strategy”. The Mercator European Dialogue’s workshop on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy is organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). After exploring the implementation of the strategy as illustrated by Nathalie Tocci, Deputy Director of the IAI, Special Advisor to the HRVP Federica Mogherini, and penholder of the EU Global Strategy (EUGS), the workshop created a room for dialogue and exchange of views with EU and national officials involved in the implementation of EUGS.

LINK: (Programme)


9 December, Brussels

“Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Final presentation”. A roundtable presentation of the key finding resulted from the project “Moving Forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and Emerging Issues” was held in Brussels as part of the “EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative”. The purpose of this meeting was to present the final findings and the policy recommendations in order to inform and advice policy-makers on practical ways to move the EU-India Security Dialogue forward. The final presentation was the third of a series of three roundtables organised by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in partnership with Gateway House, Indian Council on Foreign Relations (GH).

LINK: (Programme)