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Policy Dialogues

Our high-level Policy Dialogues bring scholars and leaders from economic, political and social sectors together to discuss the most pressing issues on transnational and European agendas. The informal, private setting allows policy-makers to engage in the ideas of leading scholars, whilst collaborating with industry peers away from the constraints of traditional decision-making fora.

Participation in Policy Dialogues is by invitation only. After the event, the School will publish a policy brief to promote further discussion, engagement and collaboration.

All policy dialogues take place in Florence, Italy, unless stated otherwise.

Policy Dialogues 2018-2019


Women, Leadership and the Media, 24 September 2018.

Infrastructure and Transnational Governance: The new crossroads of the Belt and Road Initiative (Co-organiser: Fudan University, China), 2-3 October 2018.

A transnational approach to the Catalan case (Co-organiser: Globernance), 15-16 October 2018.

The Role of National Parliaments in EU Defence Cooperation: Drivers or Brakes toward an Enhanced Common EU Defence Policy? 25 October 2018.

European Cyber Diplomacy (co-organiser: European Union Institute for Security Studies - EUISS), 28-29 January 2019

Online disinformation ahead of the European Parliament elections: towards societal resilience, 11 February 2019

La crisi della rappresentanza, le trasformazioni della democrazia e il futuro delle istituzioni parlamentari (co-organiser: Senato della Repubblica), 14 February 2019

The Transnational Governance of Internal Displacement: Building on the 20th Anniversary of the Guiding Principles, 18 February 2019

The Transnational Governance of Sports, March 2019 (date TBD) 

Policy Dialogues 2017-2018


The New EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework (Co-organiser: College of Europe), 30 November 2017, Bruges.

The New Populism, the Old Human Rights and the Global Order (Co-organiser: Yale Law School’s Schell Center for International Human Rights), 10-11 January 2018.

Re-organising Solidarity in the 21st Century European Capitalism (Co-organiser: Political and Social Sciences Department, EUI), 15 February 2018.

The Transnational Governance of Sports, 22 February 2018.

How the EU Can and Should Protect Democracy, The Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in Defiant Member States.The Possibility and Desirability of Economic Sanctions (Co-organiser: Department of Law, EUI), 19 March 2018.

From Data to European Policy-Making: The Use of Metrics to Reframe Policies (Mutual learning for policy development: a methodology in making), 19-20 April 2018.

The Negotiations of the EU – Mercosur Association Agreement, 22 May 2018.

Artificial Intelligence Governance in the aftermath of GDPR, (Co-organiser: Department of Law, EUI), 26 June 2018.