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The University of Florence (UNIFI) joins EMNES


The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) is honored to announce that the University of Florence (UNIFI) has joined the partners of the Network as an associate member.

The University of Florence (UNIFI) is an important and influential centre for research and higher training in Italy, with 1,600 lecturers and internal research staff. It offers a wide range of study programmes at various levels and in all areas of knowledge.

Prof. Giorgia Giovannetti will be the representative of UNIFI to EMNES. Prof. Giovannetti is Vice President for international Relationships of the University of Florence (from November 2015), full Professor of Economics at the University of Florence (since 2001), visiting Professor at the European University Institute, Part time professor at New York University, Study abroad programme and member of the “consiglio di Reggenza” of the Bank of Italy, Florence. She has acted as Scientific Director of the (first and second) European Report on Development in 2009 and 2010, Director of the Development Research Area in the Global Governance Programme (2011-2013), Director of the Research Centre of the Italian Trade Institute-ICE (2005-2007). She has been advising the EU Commissioner for Development (2009-2012), the President of the Italian Trade Institute-ICE (2004-2014), the Italian Treasury (2003-05) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade (2002-05). She is the scientific coordinator of the Fondazione Manlio Masi, member of the globalization team at OECD, fellow of the Foundation for International Development Study and Research- FERDI, (University of Auvergne at Clermont Ferrand) and Fondazione Luca D’Agliano (Turin).

Furthermore, Dr. Enrico Marvasi has joined EMNES. Enrico is research fellow and lecturer at Politenico di Milano, where he does his primary academic research and teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics. He is also member of the core faculty of the Business School of Politenico di Milano, where he teaches economics in the MBA programmes, and researcher at the Digital Export Observatory, where he does research on cross-border e-commerce and digital exports and participate in workshops, seminars and round tables with firms and entrepreneurs.

The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) is a network of partners and associates research institutions and think tanks working on socio-economics in the EuroMediterranean. EMNES is supported from 28 Universities and Research Institutions from Algeria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the UK, and it is co-funded by the European Commission and the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA).