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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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Public appearances and Acknowledgments

European Union and North Africa
19 March 2018

Francesca Fabbri took part a two-day peer-review roundtable in Italy organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Program South Mediterranean entitled "European Union and North Africa: The Path to a New Relationship" comprising representatives of EU institutions and European think tanks as well as experts on the region.

EU and US Policies in Middle East and North Africa
27 February 2018

Francesca Fabbri met a group of 25 selected students from the University of Regensburg. At the meeting, Francesca gave a presentation on the differences and similarities of EU and US Policies in the Middle East and North Africa.

Sahel and Security in the Mediterranean
26 October 2017

Francesca Fabbri took part in a Dialogue Workshop hosted by Carnegie in Beirut and EuroMeSCo. This Dialogue Workshop formed part of the activities implemented within the framework of the action “Euro-Mediterranean Political Research and Dialogue for Inclusive Policymaking Processes and Dissemination through Network Participation”, co-funded by the European Commission and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed).

EPC welcomes students from the University of Navarra
24 May 2017

Katharina Bamberg with Francesca Fabbri welcomed a group of students from the University of Navarra to the EPC, on 23 May. In addition to speaking about EPC’s projects in foreign policy, the discussion focused on the EU’s attempts to tackle the root causes of migration and how development aid and migration management are increasingly interlinked.

EU-Gulf cooperation
16 May 2017

Amanda Paul, Andrea Frontini and Francesca Fabbri met with a delegation of Bahraini policymakers and academics, led by H.E. Sameera Ebrahim bin Rajab, Special Envoy for the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Meeting with the Emirates Diplomatic Academy
28 March 2017

On 28 March 2017, Andrea Frontini, Amanda Paul and Francesca Fabbri met with a delegation of the Diplomatic Academy of the United Arab Emirates and discussed EPC’s recent project on ‘The Challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation’. On the same day, Andrea Frontini also participated, as a guest speaker, in a dinner discussion with the delegation on the Common Security and Defence Policy.

Assessing the EU’s partnership priorities with Lebanon and Jordan
8 March 2017

Francesca Fabbri spoke in Richard Youngs' course 'EU Democracy Promotion and Human Rights Policy' at the College of Europe on the EU’s partnership priorities with Lebanon and Jordan.

Water and Euro-Mediterranean Relations
15 April 2016

On 14-15 April, Francesca Fabbri and Andrea Frontini represented the EPC at the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2016 on 'Towards a security architecture for the Mediterranean: a challenge for Euro-Mediterranean relations'. They also presented a preliminary draft for a IEMed Paper on water security and diplomacy in the Middle East and Northern Africa and EU's role in that policy field.

ENP review and the broader EU External Action
4 April 2016

In April 2016, Francesca Fabbri co-authored a chapter in the 6th Euromed Survey on the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and its role in the broader EU External Action for the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed).