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Giovanni Grevi
Giovanni Grevi
Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow
Tel:  +32 (0)2 235.08.88

Giovanni Grevi has been working and publishing extensively on EU foreign and security policy, strategic affairs, global governance, foresight and EU politics.

Before joining the European Policy Centre (EPC) in June 2016, he was the director of the Foundation for International Relations and External Dialogue (FRIDE), where he also worked as head of the Brussels office and senior researcher between 2010 and 2012. Previously, he served as a senior research fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) from 2005 to 2010. Prior to that, Giovanni worked at the EPC as a policy analyst (1999-2002) and as associate director of studies (2002-2005).

Giovanni’s experience includes innovative research projects and publications such as ‘The New Global Puzzle: What World for the EU in 2025’ on the long-term trends shaping the global context of European integration (co-directed with N. Gnesotto, 2006); ‘European Security and Defence policy – The First Ten Years’ on the experience and lessons of CSDP missions (co-edited with D. Helly and D. Keohane, 2009); ‘The Interpolar World: A New Scenario’ on the intersection between multipolarity and interdependence (2009); ‘Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture’ on prospects for international cooperation (EUISS-NIC, 2010); ‘The European Strategic Partnerships Observatory’ on the relations of the EU with major global and regional actors (FRIDE-Egmont Institute, 2012-15); and ‘Empowering Europe’s Future: Governance, Power and Options for the EU in a Changing World’ (co-authored with D. Keohane, B. Lee and P. Lewis, 2013). He also co-edited with D. Keohane FRIDE’s annual books on ‘Challenges for European Foreign Policy’ dealing with renewing EU’s external action (2013), the EU’s extended neighbourhood (2014) and how key powers deal with instability and disorder (2015).

He is currently focusing on the role of Europe in a changing international environment, the evolution of the European diplomatic system and US foreign policy. Giovanni holds an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD in International Relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Giovanni teaches European foreign policy and international relations at the College of Europe, Bruges, and at Sciences Po, Paris.

Area of expertise

European foreign and security policy, strategic trends and the international order, transatlantic relations and global governance


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Media appearances

El Universal (Mexico)
23 July 2018
Trump debilita el historico vinculo transatlantico

SME (Slovakia)
16 July 2018
Trump and Putin have a common interest. Weak the Union

Tanjug (Serbia)
17 March 2018
Despite EU capacity building, NATO remains the cornerstone of the European defense

Journal Lëtzebuerger (Luxembourg)
7 March 2018
Wie weiter, Europa?

EU Info (Germany)
6 March 2018
Shock after the Italian election: what next, Europe?

Lettera43 (Italy)
25 December 2017
Mogherini: la grande mediatrice tra Trump, Orban e Macron

Radio Radicale (Italy)
12 December 2017
Un nuovo patto per l'Europa. Ricreare fiducia attraverso il dialogo

Inquisitr (US)
10 November 2017
The end of America exceptionalism

Altinget (Denmark)
25 May 2017
Eksperter: Afstanden vokser mellem EU og USA

France 24 (France)
14 December 2016
Populist earthquakes make 2017 the great unknown

Information (Denmark)
6 December 2016
Ikke katastrofalt for Europa, men heller ikke ligegyldigt

The Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan)
16 November 2016
Transatlantic relations following the US elections outcome

The National (Scotland)
14 November 2016
Belgium: EU diplomats to consider the impact of Donald Trump on international relations

Aftenpoften (Norway)
14 November 2016

Military Technologies (US)
12 November 2016
The insurgency takes Washington

La Croix (France)
10 November 2016
L’Union européenne veut sortir Trump de la tentation isolationniste

Trouw (Netherlands)
10 November 2016
Het is zoeken naar de lichtpuntjes

Euronews (Belgium)
9 November 2016
US election results 2016

3 July 2016
Why Europe needs a global strategy

East Online (Italy)
30 June 2016
Brexit: chi dentro, chi fuori e chi sulla soglia

Lettera 43 (Italy)
21 June 2016
M5s, perché l'onda può mettere in crisi l'Europa