Istituto Affari Internazionali

IAI has a long-standing tradition in the study of European integration, institutions, political economy and foreign policy. The research team at IAI have participated in numerous EU-funded research projects (CORE, MERCURY, MICROCON) and European and transatlantic networks. IAI has built on these projects as well as on their expertise in EU civilian capabilities for conflict prevention and crisis management for leading WP2 as well as to make contributions to other WPs that analyse the comprehensive approach and relations with other international organisations.

Participating Team members

Alessandro Marrone

Alessandro Marrone is Senior Fellow in the Security and Defence Programme at IAI, where he has worked since 2009. He is interested on European security and defence issues, Italian defence and foreign policy, European armed forces, NATO and CSDP.

Bernardo Venturi

Bernardo Venturi is a researcher in the European Affairs area. He works mainly on EU civilian crisis management, CFSP/CSDP, development cooperation and African affairs.

Cristian Barbieri

Cristian Barbieri is a junior researcher at IAI. His research interests concern mainly internal and external security of EU and CSDP Missions.

Federica Di Camillo

Federica Di Camillo is Senior Fellow in the Security and Defence Programme at IAI.

Nicoletta Pirozzi

Nicoletta Pirozzi is Senior Fellow in the European Affairs area of IAI in Rome and Adjunct Professor at “Roma Tre” University.

Tommaso De Zan

Tommaso De Zan is a Researcher with the Security and Defence Programme at IAI. His main research interests lie at the intersection between technology, national security and public policy.

Work Packages


Capabilities in conflict prevention and peace-building: technology, personnel and procedures


European and international responses to conflict early response


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication