Allow me to introduce myself: Francesco Violi
My name is Francesco Violi. I was born in Parma, and I currently live in Brussels. I am a PhD Candidate at Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, Kent, UK (yes, I have lived there too). I research federalism as theory of EU (and regional) integration and the theory of integration as a form federal state-building. I have an international, European education encompassing economic studies, political theory and international relations studies, but I have also many other interests, like art, history and food.
I have worked both in my UK-based university and for the EU institutions as intern and as “interimaire”. So, I can say that my work experiences cover both the academic world and the European civil service. I am also Member of the Committee Board of Research Committee 03, International Political Science Association (IPSA).
I am a committed and unapologetic federalist and I support the Young European Federalists/Union of European Federalists.
Teaching and lecturing
Briefing meetings and reporting
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Assistant (Interimaire). European Commission, Secretariat-General, Unit D.1. Brussels, BE. 15th January 2020-29th February 2020
Trainee. European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Unit F.1. Brussels, BE. October 2018 to February 2019
Sessional Lecturer. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK. August 2016 to September 2018
- Teaching seminars covering at the CIFE-CCCU Summer School on “Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe”
- Lecture on Constructivism and Federalism, Module of International Theories, Master of Science in Politics
Research Assistant. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK. June 2016 to-present