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Centro Studi Internazionali (Centre for International Studies) (Ce.S.I.)

Organisation Type

Via Nomentana, 251
+39 06 85356396
Research Organisation


Contact person

Davide Corazzini (Project Manager)

Field of Activity

» Policy development

» Cyber security

» Political Sciences

Core competencies

The Centre for International Studies (Ce.S.I. - Centro Studi Internazionali) was founded in Rome (Italy) by Prof
Andrea Margelletti, in 2004. Since then, Prof Margelletti has been the Chairman of the Institute.

The research and analysis activity of the Institute is based on the Open Source Intelligence methodology (OSINT),
supported by frequent travels to the countries of interest, from Europe to the Middle East, from Asia to Africa, and
by a continuous exchange of ideas and experiences with the most relevant stakeholders of the international
relations, security and defence sector.

The Institute works not only with private clients, but also with institutional partners, such as the Italian Parliament,
the Italian Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and Law Enforcement

Ce.S.I. can provide different products and services, such as analyses, reports, studies, briefings and early warnings.
The Institute can organize workshops, roundtables, conferences and training courses with high profile sector-
specific stakeholders, such as lawmakers, government officials, military officers and industry players, also in
partnership with our media-partner ANSA, the main Italian news agency.

Ce.S.I. is also active in the field of education and training, for different audiences: professionals and post-graduate
students (Executive Course on Geopolitical, Security and Defence analysis), for officials of the Italian Defence
General Staff (Winter School on Geopolitical, Security and Defence analysis) and for staff of international
organizations prior to their deployment abroad (“SSAFE: Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environment”, with
Arma dei Carabinieri and FAO - Food and Agricoltural Organization).

In the 2017 edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global go-to Think-tanks Index report (base year 2016) our
Institute ranked:
19th - Top Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budgets of Less than $ 5 Million USD;
51th - Top Think Tanks in Western Europe” (besides being the third think tank in Italy);
108th - Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs (one of the only three Italian think tanks considered);
168th - “Top Think Tanks Worldwide - US and non-US”.

H2020 Research Focus

  • SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe
  • SU-INFRA02-2019: Security for smart and safe cities, including for public spaces
  • SU-FCT01-2018-2019-2020: Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects to solve issues in fighting against crime and terrorism
  • SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism
  • SU-FCT03-2018-2019-2020: Information and data stream management to fight against (cyber)crime and terrorism
  • SU-FCT04-2020: Explosives: detection, intelligence, forensics
  • SU-BES01-2018-2019-2020: Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects of border and external security
  • SU-BES02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies to enhance border and external security
  • SU-BES03-2018-2019-2020: Demonstration of applied solutions to enhance border and external security
  • SU-GM01-2018-2019-2020: Pan-European networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security
  • SU-GM02-2018-2020: Strategic pre-commercial procurements of innovative, advanced systems to support security
  • SU-GM03-2018-2019-2020: Pre-commercial procurements of innovative solutions to enhance security
  • SU-DS02-2020: Management of cyber-attacks and other risks

RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
National Security Research Projects- The Italian Defence in transformation (Ministry of Defence);
- The future of the Italian Army (Italian Army);
- The role of the Italian Army in national capacity-building
programmes” (Italian Army);
- Radicalization in Asia: The evolution of the scenario after ISIS
(Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
- Development, sustainability and security: Italy and the
challenges in the Horn of Africa (Italian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs);
- ASEAN Monitor (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
- Terrorism Monitor (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
- Fragility and security in Sahel Africa: Priorities for the Italian
and European action (Italian Ministry of Foreign
- The Carabinieri’s counter-terrorism instrument in light of the
new international threats (Arma dei Carabinieri);
- The F-35 programme from the Italian perspective;
- The evolution of the European military shipbuilding industry:
an opportunity for Italy.

Inserted / Updated
2016-03-11 / 2018-10-19