Gianni Bonvicini

Scientific advisor
EU integration
EU institutions
Italy's foreign policy
European Union

Gianni Bonvicini, expert in European issues and foreign policy, was born in Trento in 1943 and graduated in Political Science from the University of Florence in 1969. He is currently Scientific Advisor and Board of Trustees member of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), of which formerly he was Director (1987–2008) and Executive Vice President (2008–2017). He is a columnist for various scientific publications, professional journals and newspapers.
He is a member of several cultural and research associations (among which: Chairman, Scientific Committee, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale (CCI), Trento (since 2018); Steering Committee, Comparative, European and International Legal Studies (CEILS), Law Faculty, Trento University; Advisory Board, School of International Studies, Trento University; the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), Brussels; Scientific Committee of the Bruno Visentini Foundation, Rome) in Italy and abroad. In 2010, he received the title of Commendatore, Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, for his services to his country; in 2013 Honorary Membership, European Journalist Association; in 2001 Honour, Aquila di Venceslao, Trento Province.
Posts held during his career include President of the Trento Cultural Institute (today Bruno Kessler Foundation); member of the Special Commission on Universities and Scientific Research of the Municipality of Trento, the Steering Committee of the Trento Development Agency, the Board of the University of Trento; consultant to the Research Department of the Trentino Alto Adige Regional Government and the Trento Provincial Government; drafter of the foreign policy platform of the Ulivo coalition and advisor on Europe to former Prime Minister Romano Prodi (1995–96); chairman of the International Advisory Board of The International Spectator (2007–2018); member of the Reflection Group on EU policies, Under Secretary of State Sandro Gozi (2014–2018).
In his academic career he was, among other training and seminar’s activities, Visiting Professor in International relations at the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center (1981–2000); and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Political Science at Roma Tre University (2011–2014).

Die Europäische Union zwischen Integration und Disintegration

Gianni Bonvicini
(with Paolo Magagnotti), in Gregor Kirchhof, Mario Keller, Reiner Schmidt, Europa: In Vielfalt geeint! 30 Perspektiven zur Rettung Europas vor sich selbst, München, C.H. Beck, 2020, p. 435-447
In: Other papers/articles

Integrating Europe: Istituto Affari Internazionali and Institut für Europäische Politik: Cooperation between think tanks living in two different national environments

Gianni Bonvicini
in Hartmut Marhold (ed.), Wegbegleiter der europäischen Integration. 60 Jahre Institut für Europäische Politik, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2019, p. 295-306 (Europäische Schriften ; 98)
In: Other papers/articles

Italian Populists Scramble in Search of Allies for the European Election

Gianni Bonvicini
Rome, IAI, March 2019, 4 p.
In: IAI Commentaries

L'Italia al bivio. Rapporto sulla politica estera italiana, Edizione 2018

Ettore Greco,
Rome, Nuova Cultura, July 2018, 186 p.
In: Quaderni IAI

Beyond the European Council: Domestic Politics Drives the Migration "Crisis" in Italy and Germany

Gianni Bonvicini
Rome, IAI, July 2018, 5 p.
In: IAI Commentaries

Rapporto sulla politica estera italiana: il governo Renzi

Ettore Greco, Natalino Ronzitti,
Roma, Nuova Cultura, July 2016, 155 p.
In: Quaderni IAI

La politica estera dell'Italia. Cinquant'anni dell'Istituto Affari Internazionali

Cesare Merlini,
Bologna, il Mulino, 30 June 2016, 292 p.
In: Books

Building on the Past, Facing the Future

Gianni Bonvicini, Stefano Silvestri,
Roma, IAI, November 2015, 36 p.
In: Other papers/articles

Cittadini e istituzioni dell'Unione Europea

Gianni Bonvicini
in Marinella Belluati e Paolo Caraffini (a cura di), L'Unione Europea tra istituzioni e opinione pubblica, Roma, Carocci, 2015, p. 45-55 (Biblioteca di testi e studi ; 975)
In: Other papers/articles

Die italienische Ratspräsidentschaft 2014

Gianni Bonvicini, Ferdinando Nelli Feroci
in Integration, Jg. 37, H. 2/2014, p. 109-122
In: Other papers/articles