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Inside the OSCE – New publication of the Permanent Mission of Italy

Copertina Inside the OSCE

The book “Inside the OSCE” published by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the OSCE is now available in digital format at the following link .

The publication collects the contributions of the speakers of the first edition of the cycle of seminars on the OSCE, successfully organised in virtual format in 2022 by the Permanent Mission of Italy in cooperation with several Italian universities. The seminar cycle continued this year with the second edition, and participating universities expressed a strong interest in further carrying on the experience. The aim of both cycles held so far, which have been attended by about 150 students from 14 universities, is to promote the knowledge and study of the role and activities of the OSCE and to strengthen cooperation between diplomacy and academia.

Thanks to the original perspective of experts and officials of the Organisation, the various articles in the book, edited by Amb. Stefano Baldi, provide a broad and in-depth picture of the functioning of the OSCE. Among others, the publication illustrates the Organisation’s institutional architecture, the tools and procedures for conflict prevention, as well as the activities of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the initiatives to combat transnational threats and to promote cooperation in the economic-environmental sector (OSCE’s second dimension), the Mediterranean Partnership, the Parliamentary Assembly, and career opportunities for young people.

The volume is part of the book series “Memorie e studi diplomatici” by Editoriale Scientifica and features contributions from numerous diplomats, international officials, and academics: Massimo Drei, Vito Mosè Pierro, Tullio Baietti, Luca Fratini, Lamberto Zannier, Matteo Mecacci, Denise Mazzolani, Lorenzo Rilasciati, Emiliano Alessandri, Roberto Montella, Mario Alberto Bartoli, Helga Maria Schmid, Guido Almerigogna, Arianna Briganti, Maddalena Dalla Mora, Giulia Manconi, Andrea de Guttry, Cristiana Carletti, Maria Alcidi, Vincenzo Del Monaco, Andrea Dessì, and Alessandro Azzoni.

This book is the latest initiative of the Permanent Mission of Italy to make a range of updated information on the OSCE  more easily accessible and available to the public. It follows “L’Italia nell’OSCE“, published last year.