On October 13 2017, Dr Nathalie Tocci spoke with the IIEA on Italy’s vision for the EU, following her address that was part of the Future of the EU27 series. Dr Tocci is the Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Italy’s leading think tank on foreign affairs. She is also Special Adviser to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini, on whose behalf she wrote the European Global Strategy. She is now working on its implementation, notably in the field of security and defence. Previously, she held research positions at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, the Transatlantic Academy in Washington and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence.