Experts & Staff

Teresa Coratella

Programme Manager, ECFR Rome

Areas of expertise

Italian foreign policy, Poland in Europe, Visegrád Group, geopolitics and International Relations

Languages

Italian, Polish, English and basic French

Biography

Teresa Coratella is the programme manager at the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Rome office.

Coratella joined ECFR as an advocacy and communications officer in February 2011. Previously, she worked for the Warsaw-based Institute for Eastern Studies as programme assistant in charge of partnerships and development. She contributed to the organization of high level international conferences on foreign policy issues in several European capitals. She holds an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe, Natolin Campus, with a focus on the EU as a regional actor. She holds a BA in International Relations and wrote her final dissertation on Polish foreign policy between 1989 and 2004. Coratella is a member of WIIS(Women in International Security). She is a native speaker of Italian and Polish and speaks fluent English and basic French.

Poland and Italy: Best of frenemies

Russia and migration remain issues that divide the Polish and Italian governments from each other. And such disharmony could yet stymie cooperation between right-wing populists after the European Parliament poll. 

Italy’s distracted political elite

May's European Parliament election will shape the future of Italian political parties – will it enable traditional mainstream parties to stage a recovery? 

Italy’s Chinese dilemma

Ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to Italy, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has joined the long series of issues that divide Italy's ruling parties 

Italy plays in the Penta League

Can the unlikely bedfellows of the Five Star Movement and the League really make government work?

Italy votes: Europe in the Italian election

The primary European issues in the Italian election debate are migration, the future of the eurozone, and security/defence. 

Publications

Articles

Draghi race: Italian voters and Russia’s war on Ukraine

Draghi’s approach to Italian and EU policy on Russia is at odds with the public mood in Italy. He will need to act quickly if he is to convince voters at home to support his foreign policy choices.

Italy’s challenging divorce from Russia

Russia’s war on Ukraine has prompted urgent changes in Italian foreign policy. Rome’s efforts to distance itself from Moscow are creating major challenges at home.

Views from the capitals on COP26

COP26 concluded on 13 November with the Glasgow Climate Pact, an agreement that sets out the next phase of the fight against climate change. The pact may have disappointed many, but views of it vary a great deal depending on where you sit. Below, experts from three of ECFR’s offices – in Rome, Paris, and Berlin – discuss the implications of the deal.

What they want: Rome’s views on the new German government

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has an opportunity to build a relationship with the next German chancellor that is free from party political rivalries. In doing so, he should focus on four main issues at the heart of the German-Italian relationship.

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