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Giuseppe Famà

Head of EU Affairs

Crisis Group Role

Giuseppe Famà is the Head of EU Affairs at the International Crisis Group, where he has worked since 2018. In his role, Giuseppe steers Crisis Group’s work on and engagement with the EU, including the analysis of the EU's foreign, security, development and humanitarian policy, its conflict prevention and crisis response efforts, research initiatives and assessments on EU external relations, and the design of advocacy strategies with EU institutions, its member states and the European peace and security community.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Crisis Group, Giuseppe Famà was a seconded national expert to EU civilian missions in Mali and Libya, where he worked on the planning of EU assistance in the security sector, justice, counter-terrorism and border issues, focusing on strengthening the conflict sensitivity and the coherence of EU instruments. Before the field, Giuseppe worked on institutional negotiations for the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, serving during the 2014 Italian presidency of the EU Council, where he followed political and security affairs, the Africa Working Group and civilian crisis management. He also worked for the European Commission (Foreign Policy Instruments), the Italian ministry of foreign affairs in Brussels, and as an analyst.

Giuseppe holds an MA in international relations and diplomatic affairs from the University of Bologna, Forlì.


  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Russian (basic)

In The News

22 Mar 2021
The EU has taken steps to mitigate risks, but there is still a serious danger that lethal equipment could be used to further violence rather than peace... Politico Europe

Giuseppe Famà

Head of EU Affairs

Latest Updates

The Ukraine War: A Watershed Moment for EU Foreign Policy?

This week on War & Peace, Elissa Jobson is joined by Crisis Group EU experts Lisa Musiol and Giuseppe Famà to talk about the EU’s transformative response to the Ukraine war and what it can do to help promote peace in other conflicts around the world.

The War in Ukraine Raises New Questions for EU Foreign Policy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – Europe’s gravest security crisis in decades – has prompted the EU to take unprecedented decisions on security, defence and EU enlargement. It is also starting to shape the EU’s external action more broadly, opening new questions for Brussels and member states.

Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

Where Can Europe Best Act for Peace?

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker is joined by Crisis Group EU experts Lisa Musiol and Giuseppe Famà to talk about eleven countries where the EU could take action to help prevent conflicts and save lives.

What Should Be on the Agenda for the UN Secretary-General’s EU Meetings

With Secretary-General António Guterres visiting Brussels, the UN and European Union have an opportunity to forge closer cooperation in global hotspots from Libya to Venezuela. Together, the two organisations can strengthen multilateral crisis management in a period of geopolitical tensions.