The School of Transnational Governance (STG) opens the doors to its Florence campus to the seventh cohort of Policy Leader Fellows from around the world. Established in 2017, the fellowship aims to broaden the fellows' horizons beyond their own field of expertise and deepen their knowledge of policymaking in different contexts.
The residential programme bridging policy practice and university research is designed for mid-career practitioners with at least 10 years of professional experience from the fields of politics, civil service, media, and non-governmental organisations. The fellows spend five to ten months in Florence developing policy recommendations and practical solutions for the most pressing and contested issues of transnational governance.
During their time at the STG, fellows participate in tailored professional skills development workshops and small group sessions with leading policymakers, civil society champions, and university researchers. In addition, they can attend courses and trainings in their areas of interest. They also lead peer-to-peer training sessions, provide case studies for STG master’s programme and contribute to STG Policy Papers and other publications.
The fellows enjoy full citizenship at our School: they engage with their peers, master's students, PhD students and faculty across the EUI campus by bringing their experiences from the world of practice to the academic community. During their stay, fellows establish lasting professional and personal relationships with both each other and other EUI members.
"What makes this fellowship so unique is that it brings together so many people from diverse backgrounds, who have hands-on experience in different fields combined with the will to shape transnational governance. They are key to the work of the School and the Research and Teaching community of the EUI," says Academic Coordinator Prof Claudio Radaelli. "The programme is at the heart of the STG’s mission as demonstrated by the achievements of the previous cohorts. We look forward to welcoming the new cohort in 2023-24."
After programme completion, the fellows join the STG alumni network to continue the journey they have started during their time in Florence. Former fellows benefit from educational, professional, and networking opportunities, as well as ongoing exchange with the EUI community.
Learn more about the fellowship and join us for the academic year 2023-34.
Hear what our fellows say about the programme: