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Francesca Fabbri
Francesca Fabbri
Junior Policy Analyst
Tel:  +32 (0)2 235.08.87
Twitter: @francesca_livia

Francesca Fabbri is Junior Policy Analyst in the Europe in the World Programme.

Prior to joining EPC in January 2016, she has been awarded a one year fellowship at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) (January-December 2015) and she has been a Blue Book trainee at the European External Action Service (EEAS) in the Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Iraq Division (March-July 2014). She has also previously been a Leonardo da Vinci LLP fellow at the European Institute for Research on Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation (MEDEA), a trainee at the Rome office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and a MAE-CRUI Programme trainee at the political office of the Italian Embassy in Beirut.

She holds a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in International Cooperation with the Middle East both from the University of Bologna and an International Exchange Certificate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) as well as a Postgraduate Degree in Diplomacy at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).

Internal Responsibilities

Coordination or support for several projects in the Europe in the World Programme

Area of expertise

European foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and related instruments, Geopolitics of the MENA region, Political and socio-economic developments in the countries of the region and EU development policies towards the region, in particular those related to the promotion of Good governance and Rule of Law.


Italian, English, French and Spanish. Good knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic, basic one of German

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The European External Investment Plan in the Southern Neighbourhood: how to make it work
7 December 2017

When it comes to investing in its neighbourhood, the EU must be a player, not just a payer

Targeting EU efforts in Tunisia: what approach to the fight against corruption and to decentralisation?
17 July 2017

How the EU can better support a successful transition in Tunisia

The 2017 elections across Europe: facts, expectations and consequences
14 March 2017

Europe may catch a break with the upcoming elections in key member states, but not a free pass

Coping with the fragile consolidation of Tunisia’s transition
11 July 2016

EU support for Tunisia’s transition needs to make a qualitative leap forward

Diplomatic parade or last struggle against fatalism? - Making sense of the Paris ministerial meeting on the Middle East Peace Process
16 June 2016

Can the recent ministerial meeting in Paris on the Israel-Palestine conflict be an opportunity for the EU to revive the Middle East Peace Process?

EUSpring | Report on democracy assistance from the European Union to the Middle East and North Africa
19 May 2016

A detailed look at EU instruments for democracy support in the MENA region