Riccardo Pennisi is a political analyst, focusing on public policy, political communications and electoral systems. He has previously carried out studies on democratization and EU enlargement. He has worked with the Assembly of European Regions in Strasbourg, is a writer at Il Mattino and a contributor at Limes, ISPI and AffarInternazionali. He is the author of the book Europei? Fotografia di un continente disorientato (Apes 2014).