Elisa Baroncini

Director elected from the list presented by the Ministry of the economy and finance. Born in Castel San Pietro Terme (BO) in 1966, she has been Eni Director since May 2023. She is Professor of International Law at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, where she teaches International Trade and Investment Law, and The International Law on Sustainable Development and she is a member of the teaching board of the PhD program in Juridical Sciences. Founder and Coordinator of DIEcon, the interest group on International Economic Law of the Italian Society of International Law (SIDI), she co-chaired the interest group on International Economic Law of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) in 2012-2022  and since December 2023 she was appointed as a Member of the Executive Council of Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). She is a member of the Journal of World Investment and Trade and of the review Diritto del commercio internazionale – Bologna Editorial Board.

She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Alma Mater Institute for Advanced Studies and was appointed "TSD Expert" (international arbitrator) by the European Commission for dispute resolution mechanisms of the European Union new generation free trade agreements. She is also a member of the "Interuniversity Centre on the Law of International Economic Organisations" (CIDOIE), and a member of the University of the Associazione delle docenti universitarie dell’Università di Bologna (AdDU) Stering Committee. She participates in various associations and organisations active in the fields of governance and international and European law (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Society of International Economic Law, Società italiana di diritto internazionale, International Law Association (ILA) – Branch of Italy, Associazione italiana studiosi di diritto dell’Unione europea).


She is the author of several publications among Italian and foreign publishers and magazines, particularly in the field of international economic law and the external relations and trade policy of the European Union. She has been a Visiting Professor at various foreign universities and Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute (EUI), and member and manager of national and international research projects. She is currently Coordinator of the Re-Globe Jean Monnet Module, Seed Funding Una Europa WHC@50 project, and Seed Funding Una Europa ImprovEUorGlobe project. Elisa Baroncini's fields of research include: the crisis of the WTO appellate body and the multilateral litigation reform process; the relationship between trade liberalisation and non-trade values; the new generation of free trade agreements of the European Union; transparency in international economic law; the role of the European Parliament and Commission in finalizing international agreements; UNESCO and international economic law; exceptions related to national security in international economic law; EU trade policy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030.

She graduated with honour in law, with the “Baldisserri” award for the best dissertation of the year in European Community Law, from the University of Bologna, where she also obtained a PhD in European Community.

Last update: 11 May 2023

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