Eastwest European Institute

Eastwest European Institute is specialized in political analysis and research, publishing, scientific events, training in international careers, institutional support for enterprises. The overall activity develops in the perspective of a Federal Europe protagonist of our future.

What we do

  • publishing Eastwest: it is the only Geopolitics magazine produced in continental Europe, which is distributed also out of its country of production (23 countries), in Italian and in English;
  • organizes scientific events:
    • the “Eastwest Forum” gives a physical place to the debate, which this year will be Rome, October 5;
    • the Festival of Geopolitics in Catania, May 25-27
    • the Italo-Turkish Forum in Istanbul, November 2018
  • training in international careers, with short course for University students from all over the world, leveraging mainly on the “non curricular values”.  Adopting “learning by doing” teaching method, students have the unique chance to meet the protagonists of recent history: journalists, diplomats, top bureaucrats, experts, Presidents, Ministers, etc.  Students are properly trained to simulate the operations of some fundamental institutions as national and European Parliaments, EU Commission and Council, UN mechanisms, and private multinationals.
  • consultancy for Italian enterprises which plan to invest abroad or for international companies investing in Italy, for the necessary institutional support.
Eastwest European Institute

Our Values

Eastwest European Institute offers an inclusive method. Students have the possibility to engage in constructive debates based on the fundamental principle of respect for diversity: religious, political or even racial.

Thanks to EWEI projects, students are able to enhance their soft skills which will help them accelerate in a global environment and meet their career goals. The goal is to promote and teach youth civic engagement, nevertheless, to help students understand the complex dynamics governing the world today.

EWEI merges:

  • Eastwest, a geopolitical magazine distributed in 23 countries around the world, which employs 100 journalists under the guidance of a scientific committee that gathers the most beautiful personalities of the academic world and international politics.
  • Associazione Diplomatici, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council with a consolidated experience in the training sector which, since 2000, has trained over 25,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee which oversees all the training activities of the Eastwest European Institute consists of:


Romano Prodi President of EWEI Scientific Committee

Salvatore Carrubba Vice-President of EWEI Scientific Committee

Giuseppe Scognamiglio EWEI Chairman

Claudio Corbino CEO of EWEI

Aleksander Kwasniewski former President of Poland

Ali Y. Koc Vice Chairman of Koç Holding A.Ş.

Angelino Alfano former Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Attilio M. Navarra President of Italiana Costruzioni

Begümhan Dogan Faralyali Chairwoman of Doğan Holding

Enrico Giovannini former Italian Minister of Labor and Social Policies

Boris Tadic Former President of Serbia

Christian Dargnat CEO of PNB Paribas

Mario Nava Appointed President of Consob

Danilo Taino Journalist

Donato Di Santo Former Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Emma Bonino former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Enrico Letta former Italian Prime Minister

Eric X. Li Founder and Managing Director of Chengwei Capital

Giovanni Moro President of Fondaca

Fabrizio Saccomanni Former Italy's Minister of Economy and Finances

Giuliano Amato former Italian Prime Minister

Guido Talarico President of Talarico Editore

Igor Sergeevich Ivanov Former Foreign Minister of Russia

Javier Solana former European Union's High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy

John Bolton Former United States National Security Advisor

Lapo Pistelli Former Italian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mahmoud Jibril Elwarfally Former Prime Minister of Libya

Matteo Zuppi Archbishop of Bologna

Michelangelo Morlicchio CEO at Tecnocap Spa

Myrta Merlino Journalist

Joschka Fischer former Foreign Minister and as Vice Chancellor of Germany

Paola Severino former Italian Minister of Justice, nominated rector of LUISS university

Philipp Rösler Former Vice Chancellor of Germany

Piero Fassino Former Italian Minister of Justice

Reuben Abraham Senior Advisor at SONG Investment Management Company

Sergio Vento Retired Italian Diplomat

Silvia Francescon Head of ECFR Office in Rome

Vincenzo Nigro Journalist

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