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)

What we have become

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