Eastwest European Institute

The Eastwest European Institute is an independent organization specialized in geopolitical analysis, organization of scientific events and training projects focused on international affairs and global dynamics, for students and professionals.

Who we are

Eastwest European Institute (EWEI) is the result of the merge between two success stories:
The established and innovative experience of Associazione Diplomatici, an NGO with special consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council, which has trained more than 30,000 students coming from more than 100 countries, since 2000 (www.diplomatici.it)
Eastwest magazine, since July 2004, the only European geopolitical magazine distributed – in the English version – outside its country of production (www.eastwest.eu):
23 countries for the printed edition
More than 50 countries for the online version (daily updated with articles and editorials)

Who we are

Eastwest European Institute (EWEI) bases all its projects and activities on the anglo-american method of learning by doing.
Field of activities: training, publishing, scientific events
Our challenge: more innovative, more influential, more international
The goal is not to distribute dividends but to consolidate:
Independence and innovation
Sustainability and reputation
A fulfilling work environment for more than 200 professionals
We guarantee to be accurate

Scientific Committee

Provides guidelines for the activities of the eastwest European Institute, through bi-monthly meetings.
It is composed by leaders in the international political, economic and cultural world such as:

Romano Prodi

President of EWEI Scientific Committee

Salvatore Carrubba

Vice-President of EWEI Scientific Committee

Giuseppe Scognamiglio

EWEI Chairman

Claudio Corbino


Giuliano Amato

Former Italian Prime Minister

Joschka Fischer

Former Foreign Minister and as Vice Chancellor of Germany

Aleksander Kwasniewski

former President of Poland

Enrico Letta

Former Italian Prime Minister

Boris Tadic

Former President of Serbia

Emma Bonino

Former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Javier Solana

Former European Union’s High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy

Angelino Alfano

Former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

John Bolton

Former United States National Security Advisor

Piero Fassino

Former Italian Minister of Justice

Enrico Giovannini

Former Italian Minister of Labor and Social Policies

Igor Sergeevich Ivanov

Former Foreign Minister of Russia

Pier Carlo Padoan

Former Italy’s Minister of Economy Finances

Vincenzo Scotti

Former Italian Minister of Foreign Affair

Paola Severino

former Italian Minister of Justice, Vice President LUISS University

Silvie Goulard

Former French Minister of Defense, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank *On leave from this position during term in office at the Banque de France.

Reuben Abraham

Senior Advisor at SONG Investment Management Company

Christian Dargnat

Head of Foundraising of En Marche

Donato Di Santo

Former Under-secretary for Foreign Affairs

Begümhan Dogan Faralyali

Chairwoman of Doğan Holding

Mario Nava

EU Commission Director for Financial Services

Ali Y. Koç

Vice Chairman of Koç Holding A.Ş.

Eric X. Li

Founder and Managing Director of Chengwei Capital

Myrta Merlino

Anchorwoman of LA7

Giovanni Moro

President of Fondaca

Lapo Pistelli

Executive Chairman of ENI

Vincenzo Nigro

Diplomatic Editor at La Repubblica

Fabio Massimo Castaldo

Vice President of the European Parliament

Aldo Kaslowski

Chairman, Vice President of Advisory Council, Organik Holding



eastwest, the most critical axis around which the current conflicts on the planet revolve, seen from a European and Mediterranean vantage point, an alternative to the prevailingly Anglo-American approach. With constant attention being paid to the relationship between politics, economics, finance, geography and society. In essence, a different take on geopolitics.

Associazione Diplomatici

Associazione Diplomatici è una ONG con status consultivo speciale presso il Consiglio Economico e Sociale delle Nazioni Unite. Dal 2000 ad oggi, attraverso una formazione complementare a quella scolastica e universitaria, ha preparato oltre 30.000 studenti di tutto il mondo sui temi dell’attualità e delle carriere internazionali i quali hanno poi preso parte ai Forum internazionali organizzati da AD alle Nazioni Unite o in altri contesti istituzionali in Italia e all’estero.

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