Nice to meet you, Francesco Violi

Welcome to my place

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Hello fellow readers. My name is Francesco Violi. I am a PhD candidate with work experience in the European institutions (namely the Commission), and I use to blog about federalism, European politics, economics and every other topic I love (and have a clue about).

I was born in Parma some years ago. My youth has been dedicated to the interest of Europe and federalism. I have always found the idea of uniting people and bridging disagreements with arrangements and bargains rather than military conflicts and wars so fascinating and intriguing, that it kept coming back over and over again among my passions. This is why I dedicated myself for years to JEF in my home town and home region Emilia-Romagna, before I ventured into my PhD experience.

As PhD I aim at studying federalist theories of European integration. Currently, I am studying EU integration as federal-state building, and I am aiming at proving the pros and cons of this approach.

Don’t expect me to talk just about the EU. You will find also a lots of stuff on my other passions. History, food, travels, art

I really hope you’ll enjoy my blogs and that you’ll find food for thought here.

This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed in this blog are personal and do not represent or reflect the opinions or views of people, institutions or organisations that the owner may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated.

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