Luca Franza

Position: Associate Fellow

Luca Franza joined CIEP in 2012.

Work experience:

2011: Visiting Researcher at Transparency International Azerbaijan, Baku

2012-2020: Researcher at CIEP, The Hague.

2015-present: Lecturer at SciencesPo, Paris (International and European Gas Markets)

2020-2021: Head Energy, Climate and Resources at Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome, Italy

2020-present: Associate Fellow CIEP

2021-: Scientific Advisor to the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome

2021: Co-chair of the T20 task force on sustainable energy and climate

2021-present: Head of EU Institutional Affairs at Italian electricity and gas utility Edison SpA.


Doctorate Groningen University, 8 October 2020, title PHD: The Political-Economic Dimension of Transformations in EU-Russia Gas Trade

Master in International Security with specializations in Energy and Russia/FSU, Summa Cum Laude (SciencesPo, Paris, 2012)

Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations, Cum Laude (LUISS University, Rome, 2010)

Victoria University of Wellington (2009)


English (Fluent), French (fluent), Italian (native), Russian (working proficiency)