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Enrico Borghetto (Module coordinator)

Enrico Borghetto is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political and Social SciencesSchool of Political Science "Cesare Alfieri", University of Florence.

After receiving a PhD in Political studies from the Univ. of Milan in 2007, he joined their Political Science department as a postdoc. He made part of the team, awarded a 2-year grant from the Ministry of Education for the project "Institutional agenda setting: Actors, time, information". From 2013 to 2015, he was FCT Postdoc at the NOVA University of Lisbon with a project entitled: "The policy agenda at the Time of Crisis in Europe's Periphery". In 2015 he was awarded a 5-year FCT investigator contract to be carried out at CICS.NOVA and IPRI, always at the  NOVA University of Lisbon with a project entitled "Portuguese Parliament: Agenda-setting and Law-making". He was visiting researcher at the Univ. College London (2005), Univ. of Washington (2010), Univ. of Mannheim (2012) and Univ. of Texas at Austin (2017).

His research has focused on legislative studies, political representation, compliance with EU policies, the Europeanisation of national legislation, and European decision-making.

For more information, please see the personal webpage

Enrico Coletta

He is an adjunct professor at the Università di Firenze, where he teaches the "Structural funds" course in the master's program in International Relations and European Studies. He is also a Senior Manager at Ernst Young Italy in the Government and Public Services sector. He has over thirteen years of experience coordinating large-scale programs (+40 consultants) and providing management, monitoring and financial reporting support for EU-funded programmes. He has ten years of experience in innovation, evaluation, policy assistance on social policies, migration policy and internal security. He has been involved in projects supporting Governments and International organizations (European Commission, Italian Home Affairs Ministries). He holds a BA in Communication Sciences from the University of Rome and an Executive master's in public administration (EMPA) from the London School of Economics.

Valeria Fargion

Valeria Fargion is an Adjunct Professor of political science and previous holder of a Jean Monnet Chair at the School of Political Science, University of Florence, where she teaches "Politics of European Integration" for the master's degree in international relations and European Studies. Until 2020, she coordinated the  European Studies track and was the School's Erasmus Coordinator. Her priority attention to the international dimension and interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue prompted her involvement in several transnational academic networks: she was Executive Board elected member of the International Sociological Association  Research Committee 19 on "Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy" (2002-2006 and 2006 -2010); from 2002 to 2007, she was an executive committee member of ESPANET (the European network of social policy scholars) and from its first establishment until 2014, Co-Chair of ESPANET-Italy. From 2008 to 2010, she worked as a national expert for DG Employment, and from its foundation in 2014 until 2019, she was co-editor and then editor-in-chief of Politiche Sociali / Social Policies, published by Il Mulino. She published widely on the Italian Welfare State from a historical and a comparative perspective,  social care services in Europe,  the relationship between national and local levels of government and the Italian Regions' performance in implementing the Cohesion Policy. Over the last decade, her research interests shifted from highly industrialized countries to the role of the European Union in the international arena, with particular attention to global health issues and development cooperation with Africa.

Marco Mayer

Marco Mayer teaches "Cyberspace and International Politics" at LUISS Cybersecurity Master of Arts and  Intelligence and National Security at Lumsa University, Rome. In 2017 and 2018, Prof. Mayer served as Cyber Security Special Advisor to the Italian Minister for Home Affairs. From 2014 to  2020, he has been the Head of "Intelligence and Security" MA at Link Campus University. Prof. Mayer has also been involved in various international research projects, particularly with the Blabatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Studies Center, Tel Aviv University, and MIT, in the context of the "Explorations in Cyber International Relations (ECIR)" Minerva project. His thirty-year International Affairs background is based on his experience and academic activity. Apart from Cyber International Politics and Cyber Security, his fields of knowledge include Multi-Track Diplomacy and Human Rights, Intelligence and Security Studies, Peacekeeping and Civilian/Military Cooperation, Global Health and International Aid. He is a Member of the UN Security Council (SCAD) Roster of Experts on Sanctions and served the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo from November  1999 to December 2002. He has been Minister for the Regional Government of Tuscany and an Italian Trade Commission Executive Board member.

Maria Grazia Pazienza

Maria Grazia Pazienza's research and teaching activities are mainly focused on public finance and the effects of taxes, with particular emphasis on environmentally-related taxation as a critical instrument to combat climate change. The impact analysis of environmental taxes has been mainly conducted through microsimulation models, a tool developed thanks to the EU-funded DIECOFIS project. She has been a short-term expert in a TWINNING project (Italy-Morocco), advising the Moroccan Ministry of Environment on environmental projects. Moreover, she has been involved in the EU-funded "Think Tank project" on the Public Budget consequences of climate change policy; the research group gathered different institutions, including European University Institute. She has been visiting the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration OECD (Paris), where she joined a research group on energy taxation and energy subsidies. She is currently a member of the Tax expenditure report commission, appointed by the Ministry of Finance. She has taught courses on Public Policy, Taxation and Environmental Economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


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