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Andrea Frontini
Andrea Frontini
Policy Analyst
Tel:  +32 (0)2 286.11.93
Twitter: @AndFrontini

Andrea Frontini is a Policy Analyst in the Europe in the World Programme since April 2015. He joined the EPC as Programme Assistant in February 2012.

Prior to joining, he worked in the (former) Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry at the European Commission in Brussels (2011-2012), at the Secretariat General of the Italian Atlantic Committee in Rome (2010-2011), at the Italian Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels (2010), as well as at the Marketing and Commercial Affairs Division of Finmeccanica Spa in Rome (2007).

Andrea holds both a BA and an MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste (Gorizia Campus), an International Exchange Certificate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) as well as a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations and International Protection of Human Rights from the Italian Society for the International Organisation (SIOI) in Rome.

Internal Responsibilities

Coordination or support for several projects in the Europe in the World Programme.

Area of expertise

The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP); the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP); Elements of EU Relations with the Middle East and North Africa; Elements of EU Relations with Asia.


English, Italian and French.

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The ‘Macron effect’ on European defence: En Marche, at last?
1 June 2017

Macron and the future of European defence policy

The Challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation - In Europe and Beyond
22 March 2017

Countering violent extremism

Another perfect storm for European defence – but can the Union really make strength?
23 November 2016

An encouraging step in European defence integration

Diplomatic parade or last struggle against fatalism? - Making sense of the Paris ministerial meeting on the Middle East Peace Process
16 June 2016

Can the recent ministerial meeting in Paris on the Israel-Palestine conflict be an opportunity for the EU to revive the Middle East Peace Process?

A historic reminder, an ever-present dilemma? - Assessing Brexit’s potential consequences for European security
18 May 2016

Brexit and European security; a lose-lose situation for the EU and UK?

Cutting the Gordian knot? - Assessing the outcomes of the March EU-India Summit
8 April 2016

How to advance the EU-India strategic partnership after the March Summit?

Advancing the EU-Japan strategic partnership in a transforming global environment: challenges, opportunities and prospects
3 March 2016

The case for closer ties between the EU and Japan

‘Blue Gold’ - The forgotten rationale for climate action
11 December 2015

Water should be a reason and an area for climate action

REACHING FOR BLUE GOLD - How the EU can rise to the water challenge while reaping the rewards
30 November 2015

Water matters – it’s in the EU’s interest to manage the water challenge in Europe and beyond

EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans
22 July 2015

Has EU enlargement to the Balkans become 'nationalised'? 

Ensuring the EU’s future as a security provider - Five recommendations for the June European Council’s session on CSDP
23 June 2015

Defence matters (?)

Balancing realism and vision - The prospects of EU-Israel relations in times of change and uncertainty
28 May 2015

EU-Israel relations: what next?

‘Bibi strikes back’ - Israeli elections in a transforming domestic and international landscape
26 March 2015

Israeli elections in the midst of growing tensions, at home and abroad

Federalist rhetoric or political tactics? The what, where, who, when and why of Juncker’s call for a common European army
12 March 2015

Will Juncker’s call for a common European army trigger a renewed - and presumably heated - debate on European defence integration?

Towards a New Industrial Policy for Europe
12 November 2014

A new life for industry, a new life for Europe

The European Union Maritime Security Strategy: sailing uncharted waters?
26 June 2014

Defining the world’s last global common

Migration and Integration - Common Challenges and Response from Europe and Asia
15 April 2014

Comparing and analysing migration and integration policies in the EU and Asia

Pre-Summit Analysis
18 December 2013

The key topics on the agenda of this week’s European Council – Single Resolution Mechanism, contractual agreements, defence, EU-Ukraine, enlargement, and European External Action Service – must be treated with urgency by EU leaders, say EPC analysts in this Commentary.

Will the December Summit provide a coup de théatre in European defence?
17 December 2013

In this Commentary, Andrea Frontini argues that the EU Summit must deliver a credible political message to empower European defence in the near future.

Beyond the ‘guns or butter’ dilemma - The December European Council and the future of the European defence industry
4 December 2013

In this Commentary, Andrea Frontini argues that EU leaders must use the December Summit to inaugurate a comprehensive roadmap to safeguard the future of the European defence industry.

Risky resources – Time to frame an EU approach to meeting the resource challenge
23 September 2013

In this Discussion Paper, Annika Ahtonen and Andrea Frontini examine the global resource challenge and its implications for Europe. They explore the socio-economic, environmental, political and security dimensions of the challenge, taking water as a specific example of an area for action, and call for a comprehensive and strategic EU approach both internally and externally.

Advancing a multi-level system of European commercial diplomacy: is there a role for the EU?
18 September 2013

In this Policy Brief, Andrea Frontini argues that in light of manifold developments affecting the promotion of European exports and investment abroad, a stronger EU role in commercial diplomacy might help Europe’s economies and societies to better reap the benefits of globalisation.

Think Global - Act European
3 May 2013

The “Think Global – Act European” project brought together 16 think tanks and over 40 experts to examine the new challenges faced by the EU’s external action and reflec­t on the EU’s role as a global power.

The European External Action Service and national diplomacies
11 March 2013

EU member states still attach much value to national sovereignty in international relations, but the habit of cooperation is increasingly visible, argue Rosa Balfour and Kristi Raik in this study about how the European External Action Service is changing national and European diplomacy and foreign policy making.

An early spring in Tel Aviv? - Israeli elections between change and uncertainty
5 February 2013

This Commentary by Andrea Frontini and Zuzana Novakova argues that despite persisting risks of ‘domestic retrenchment’, Israel’s recent elections offer external players an opportunity to capitalise on political change in Tel Aviv by encouraging regional peace-making initiatives.

A battle against decline? EU defence after the European Council
17 December 2012

This Commentary by Andrea Frontini argues that the time has come for EU leaders either to get more serious about defence integration in Europe or simply live with its ineluctable, and quite dangerous, military decline.

The Arab Spring one year later: voices from North Africa, Middle East and Europe
20 July 2012

The views presented in this Issue Paper, edited by Josef Janning and Andrea Frontini, represent a snapshot in a longer process of change – authentic impressions from new governance in the making.