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Governing Europe

How to Make the EU More Efficient and Democratic


Edited By Lorenzo Vai, Pier Domenico Tortola and Nicoletta Pirozzi

This book is a collection of the contributions to the Governing Europe project, which tackles the current situation and the future developments of the European mechanism of governance, putting forward a series of policy and institutional recommendations for the medium and long term, aimed at improving the democratic nature and the effectiveness of the European decision-making processes.

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Lorenzo Vai is a researcher at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome and the Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF) in Turin, and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Turin. He holds a MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges, a MA in International Relations from LUISS Guido Carli and a BA in International Studies from the University of Turin. His research interests revolve around EU institutions and foreign policy.

Pier Domenico Tortola is a research fellow at the University of Milan and the director of EuVisions (, an observatory and data project on European affairs based at the Centro Einaudi, in Turin. His research focuses primarily on EU institutions and, more generally, on European integration as a process of state transformation. His latest work has appeared, among others, in the Journal of Common Market Studies, The International Spectator, European Planning Studies and the European Journal of Political Research. Prior to his current position, Piero worked at the Centro Studi sul Federalismo and the Collegio Carlo Alberto, both based in Turin.

Nicoletta Pirozzi is Senior Fellow in the European Affairs area and Insti­tutional Relations Coordinator at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Adjunct Professor at the “Roma Tre” University in Rome. She works mainly on EU foreign and security policies, civilian crisis management, EU policy towards SubSaharan Africa and EU relations with other organizations – United Nations, NATO and African Union in the field of peace...

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