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The Federalist Debate is published three times a year by the Center for Studies on Federalism and the Einstein Center for International Studies, is co-sponsored by the World Federalist Movement and is promoted by the Young European Federalists (JEF) and the Union of European Federalists (UEF) . They form a joint editorial board with the task to demonstrate they are able to promote, in a more efficient way than in the past, a real borderless debate. The opinions expressed here are those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect the position of the sponsoring organizations.



  • Editor

Lucio Levi


  • Editorial Board

Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF)
Alfonso Iozzo, Flavio Brugnoli, Roberto Palea

Union of European Federalists (UEF)
Sandro Gozi, Pilar Llorente Ruiz de Azua

World Federalist Movement (WFM)
James Arputharaj, Keith Best, William R. Pace

Young European Federalists (JEF)
Diletta Alese


  • Assistant to the Editor

Lionello Casalegno


  • Editorial Staff

Valentina Bassano, Jean-Francis Billion, Giampiero Bordino, Grazia Borgna, Gabriele Casano, Elena Flor, Antonio Mosconi, Nicola Vallinoto.


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Nicola Vallinoto

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