Filippo Gualtiero Blancato holds an advanced M.A. in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe, an M.A. in European Studies from the University of Florence and a B.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste (Gorizia campus). Prior to joining ISPI, he interned as a research trainee at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), where he produced policy-oriented research on issues of regional and global governance in the fields of trade, technology and crisis management.