Francesca LongoProfessor of SPS/04 - SCIENZA POLITICA
Web Site: lonfran.weebly.com/
Office Hours: Martedì 9,00/10.00; Mercoledì 12.00/13.00
Place of birth: Catania (CT) Italy
1987: Degree in Political Science, University of Catania
1992: PhD in International Relation, University of Padua
Full Professor of Political Science, University of Catania
Jean Monnet Professor in European Union Public Policy
- Current Projects:
President of the “Società Italiana di Scienza Politica”;
Member of the Academic Board of the Doctoral course on Political Science
and Sociology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa/Firenz;e;
Convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime;
Member of the Steering Committee of the Italian European Studies
Member of the European Consortium for Political Researches;
Director of the MA Degree Program (Laurea Magistrale) “Global Politics and Europemditerranean Relations”, University of Catania
2017/2019: Deputy Rector for International Relations – University of Catania
2017/2019: Deputy Director of the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania
2012/2016: Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Bologna
Direction and Participation to founded reserach programmes:
2019-2021: Responsible for the National Unit of the H2020 founded research project: “Protect: The Right to international Protection: a pendulum between globalization and nativization (call H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2019; project ID: 870761
2017/2020: Responsible for the national Unit of the Erasmus+ K2 international program founded Research project “EURASIA” (Project nr. : 585968-EPP-1-2017-1-BG-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP)
2017/2018: Principal Investigator of the research group on Italian immigration and asylum
Policy - FIR (Finanziamento ricerca di Ateneo- Università di Catania)
2016/2018: Member of the H2020 founded research project: Enhancing the EU’s transboundary crisis management capacity
2010/2012: Member of the national research Group on “Italian Foreign Policy”, PRIN (Progetto di
Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale, contract n. 201032T8ZE).
2006/2008 Coordinator of the INTAS founded International Research program “European Security Identity and the Southern Caucasus: the role of the EU, The US and Russia”
2002 Italian Correspondent for the International Research group “Trasparency and Accountability of Police and Security Forces, Services and Agencies: A comparative Study (TAPAS) coordinated and founded by the Centre for European Security studies (CESS), Groningen.
1999/2001: Member of the research Unit on “Evolution of Security in Global System” –
University of Catania (Finanziamento ricerca di Ateneo)
1998/2000: Member of the European Commission “Falcone Programm” founded International Research project “Organisational Changes within the Police and Prosecution Services of the EU Member States as a Consequence of the fight against the Organised Crime : The Intersection
between national and EU policies, coordinated by the European Institut of Public Affairs (EIPA), Maastricht, (Project ID: 1998/TFJHA-);
Other academic experiences:
2018: Visiting Professor at Liege University, Facultè de droit, Science
Politique et de Criminologie.
2012 Coordinator of the Academic Board of the “Intensive Summer School on Organised
Crime” (ISSOC) financed by the European Consortium for Political Research
and from the European Commission – JHA DG
2009: Visiting Professor at the Cairo University” - DAAD Programm, Cairo,
1999.Visiting professor at the European Studies Department, University of
2000/2002: Course on "Integrazione Europea: Attori, Processi, Strumenti operativi" for the Post
graduate specialization School in Administartive Studies, University of Catania.
2000: Professor of “Judiciary and Police cooperation in the European Union” for the Post
graduate School of the Italian Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Science, University “Rome Tre”, Rome, Italy.
1995/1996: Course on “Federalismo e Unione Europea” , for European Module, organised by the
Faculty of Political Science, University of Catania.
1994/95: Course on “Unione Europea e Sistemi Federali “ for the Jean Monnet Permanent Course
organised by the Faculty of Political Science, University of Catania,
1992/93: Course on “Politica dell’Unione Europea”, for the Jean Monnet Permanent Course
organised by the Faculty of Political Science, University of Catania,.
1990/91: Course on “Politica della Comunità Europea” for the Jean Monnet Permanent Course
organised by the Faculty of Political Science, University of Catania.