Luca Franza

Head of the Energy, Climate & Resources Programme

Luca Franza is the Head of the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). He is also an Associate Fellow at the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) in The Hague (The Netherlands) and a lecturer in the Energy Master of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) – SciencesPo. He earned a PhD at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), with a thesis on the political-economic impact of transformations in long-term gas contracts between the EU and Russia. He graduated in Political Science at LUISS (cum laude) and in International Security with a specialisation in International Energy at SciencesPo (summa cum laude).

Main publications:
"Geopolitics and Italian Foreign Policy in the Age of Renewable Energy" (with Margherita Bianchi and Luca Bergamaschi). Rome, IAI, June 2020, 56 p.
European Energy Security and the Resilience of Southern Mediterranean Countries” (with Coby van der Linde, Pier Stapersma), in Eugenio Cusumano, Stefan Hofmaier (eds), Projecting Resilience Across the Mediterranean, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 125-145
Europe’s Energy Relations: Between Legacy and Transformation” (Dossier), in Clingendael Spectator, Vol. 78, No. 2 (2018)
Geopolitics and the Foreign Policy Dimension of EU Energy Policy” (with Coby van der Linde), in Svein S. Andersen, Andreas Goldthau, Nick Sitter (eds), Energy Union. Europe’s New Liberal Mercantilism?, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 85-98
Outlook for LNG Imports into the EU to 2025”; “Outlook for Gas Imports from New Suppliers into the EU to 2025”; “Outlook for Russian Pipeline Gas Imports into the EU to 2025”, in CIEP Perspectives on EU Gas Market Fundamentals, September 2016
From South Stream to Turk Stream. Prospects for Rerouting Options and Flows of Russian Gas to Parts of Europe and Turkey”, in CIEP Papers, No. 2015|05 (November 2015)
Long-term Gas Import Contracts in Europe. The Evolution in Pricing Mechanisms”, in CIEP Papers, No. 2014|08 (December 2014)
Gas in East Africa. Assessing the Potential for Various Stakeholders”, in CIEP Papers, No. 2013|05 (June 2013)

Differentiated Integration in the Energy Sector and Its Contribution to the European Goals of Affordability, Security of Supply and Sustainability

Luca Franza, Héctor Sánchez Margalef, Margherita Bianchi
Rome, IAI, January 2021, 20 p.
In: EU IDEA Papers

Le potenze globali di fronte alla crisi

Nicola Bilotta, Fabrizio Botti, Luca Franza
in World Energy Magazine, Year 11, No. 47 (November 2020), p. 86-91
In: Other papers/articles

Green Deal Watch, No. 2

Luca Franza, Margherita Bianchi, Lorenzo Colantoni
Rome, IAI, October 2020, 31 p.
In: Green Deal Watch

The Political-Economic Dimension of Transformations in EU-Russia Gas Trade Mechanisms

Luca Franza
Clingendael, Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP), October 2020, 362 p.
In: Other papers/articles

Renewing Multilateralism for the 21st Century

Ettore Greco,
Brussels, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) & Rome, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), September 2020, 59 p.
In: Other papers/articles

Green Deal Watch, No. 1

Margherita Bianchi, Lorenzo Colantoni, Luca Franza
Rome, IAI, July 2020, 29 p.
In: Green Deal Watch

Geopolitics and Italian Foreign Policy in the Age of Renewable Energy

Luca Franza, Margherita Bianchi, Luca Bergamaschi
Rome, IAI, June 2020, 56 p.
In: IAI Papers

Power Shifts and the Risk of a "Crisis Within the Crisis": COVID, Oil and the MENA Region

Luca Franza
Rome, IAI, May 2020, 5 p.
In: IAI Commentaries

Is Coronavirus Good for Our Sick Planet?

Luca Franza
Rome, IAI, March 2020, 6 p.
In: IAI Commentaries

The Future of Natural Gas

Silvia Colombo, Mohamed El Harrak, Nicolò Sartori,
Hof van Twente, Lenthe/European Energy Review, May 2016, 238 p.
In: Books