Pierpaolo Settembri is an EU official since 2007, currently working as Head of Unit for Coordination and Planning in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE). He is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Course offered: SETTEMBRI P., HERMANIN C. & WORTH J. - Negotiation and Decision-Making in the EU : A Simulation Game (50h)

Previous professional affiliations: In the Commission, he worked as Assistant to the Director-General in DG MOVE and as a coordinator for G7/G20 matters and external policies in the Secretariat-General. He previously worked also in the General Secretariat of the Council, dealing with development cooperation and international trade. Prior to joining the EU institutions, he has been a Fulbright Scholar and Global Emile Noël Fellow at New York University, a researcher at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, a research fellow at LUISS “Guido Carli” in Rome and a teaching assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Education: Political scientist by training (LUISS “Guido Carli”, 2001), he holds a Master in European Politics from the College of Europe (2002) and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florence and Sciences Po - Paris (2006).

Other/previous professional activities: Sciences Po - Paris, European College of Parma, LUISS "Guido Carli" - Rome.

Research interests: His publications on various EU-related topics include several articles in international journals, a co-authored book on learning how EU negotiations work through simulation games (2012), a monograph on the farm lobby in Europe (2008) and a co-edited volume on the impact of enlargement on the EU institutions (2008).