Valenza, Domenico

PhD Fellow
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Research Interests 

EU Affairs and Eastern Partnership
Cultural Diplomacy
Russia’s Foreign Policy
Post-Soviet affairs


M.Sc., Russia in Global Systems, Russia Institute, King’s College London (UK).
M.A., European Studies, Université Paris 8 Saint Denis (France) and Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).
B.A., Communication Studies, Department of Humanities, University of Catania (Italy).


Biographical Statement 

Domenico Valenza is PhD Fellow at UNU-CRIS since 1 January 2019. In his current project, Domenico analyses on a comparative basis the European Union’s and Russia’s cultural diplomacies in the post-Soviet space and looks at both public policies and civil society organisations’ (CSOs) agency. Domenico’s research activity addresses culture in cross-cutting terms by reviewing different dimensions of EU action in the post-Soviet space, including education, arts, inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue, heritage protection, and development cooperation.

Prior to joining UNU-CRIS, he was Senior Academic Assistant at the College of Europe, Research Fellow at the Institute of European Democrats, and Program Assistant at No Peace Without Justice.