Course offered: Negotiation and Decision-Making in the EU : A Simulation Game (50h) with Pierpaolo SETTEMBRI and Jon WORTH

Costanza Hermanin is a Research Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, where she leads the Inclusive Leadership initiative and is the academic coordinator of trainings on new forms of budgeting. Her research focuses on the European Union’s decision-making and policy, with a focus on migration and equality law, gender and politics and gender economic analysis.

Costanza has been teaching for over ten years in various universities across Europe: Sciences-Po Paris, the College of Europe in Bruges, and LUISS and John Cabot in Rome. Costanza got her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and was then awarded a Fulbright Postdoc Scholarship which she spent partly at Columbia Law School and partly at UC Berkeley.

She has been authoring and editing academic publications as well as policy papers. She is among the funding members of the Berkeley Comparative Equality and Antidiscrimination Law Centre, a network of more than 800 scholars and practitioners from all over the world.

Throughout her career, she worked in the cabinet of Italy’s Minister of Justice (2016-2018). Previously, she was a senior analyst at the European Policy Institute of the Open Society Foundations in Brussels and held positions within the European Commission, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced studies.

In 2012 she got, with Pierpaolo Settembri, the Pademia award for outstanding teaching on parliamentary democracy in Europe for their course at the College of Europe. She is a member of the European Commission Against Racism and Xenophobia of the Council of Europe for Italy and the cofounder of the NGOs EquALL, Women In International Security – Italy, Science for Democracy and RENA.