Caterina Carta

Caterina Carta
Address: CIRCaP - Via Mattioli 10 - 53100 - Siena - Italy
E-Mail: cate.carta@gmail.com
Telephone: +39-055-235299

Project

EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY AND DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION: WHAT KIND OF INTERNATIONAL IMAGES OF EUROPE

This project aims at examining the institutional dynamics that characterize the diplomatic systems set up by the Commission and Coreper II, in concentrating on the analysis of the institutional actors. It adopts an institutional approach to the study of European diplomacy, in combining the traditional research agendas of new institutionalisms in political science and in sociology of organization. In particular, the interest is the one of exploring the way in which the actors of European diplomacy conceive their mission of building the EU’s international identity by means of diplomatic practices. The link between objectives, self-representation and institutional socialization is the starting point of the analysis. The aim is, thus, to provide a definition of the main elements composing the Commission officials’ images of Europe (Hooghe, 2001) and to describe the kind of identity pursued through the Commission’s and Coreper’s diplomatic practices.

Expertise

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2006

2004

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

CATERINA CARTA

Address: 339, VIA AURELIA – ROME – ITALY

Telephone: +39.333.47.313.68; +39.06.6630238

E-mail address: cate.carta@gmail.com ; carta2@unisi.it

Nationality: Italian

Date of birth: 14/04/76

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

From October, the 10th 2002 to May, the 12th : Ph.D in Comparative and European Politics – University of Siena

From October, the 10th 2002 to October the 1st 2003: M.S.C. in Political Science

From 1996 to July the 24th 2002: Laurea in Political Sciences

From 1999 to 2000: University Diploma in International Relations - Kent at Canterbury University

WORKING EXPERIENCES

From May 2007 to May 2009: Post Doc Fellowship in European Foreign and Security Policy Studies – University of Siena, Rome, from February 2006 to March 2007: EOS srl – Editorial Office, Position held: Script Analyst

Catania, from September, the 1st 2005 to February 2006, Department of Political Studies – University of Catania Affairs, Cultore della Materia

Rome, from July, the 1st to January, the 1st 2004 Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs – Office of the Diplomatic Adviser of the Minister of Employment and Social Affairs, Position held: Assistant of the Diplomatic Adviser

Tunis, from March, the 9th to June, the 30th 2004 Délégation de la Commission Européenne à Tunis – Unité Affaires Politiques et Commerciales de la Délégation de la Commission Européenne, Position held : Trainee

Brussels, from October, the 1st 2003 to March, the 1st 2004, European Commission – DG RELEX K/6, Trainee

LANGUAGES

ITALIAN: Mother Tongue ENGLISH Reading skills: EXCELLENT ; Writing skills: EXCELLENT; Verbal skills: EXCELLENT FRENCH Reading skills: EXCELLENT ; Writing skills: GOOD; Verbal skills: GOOD SPANISH Reading skills: GOOD; Writing skills: BASIC; Verbal skills: BASIC

PUBLICATIONS

Caterina Carta, “Chi siamo “noi” sulla scena internazionale? Diario di un viaggio tra i diplomatici della Commissione europea”, in Federica Di Sarcina, Laura Grazi, Laura Scichilone (a cura di), Europa in progress. Idee, istituzioni e politiche nel processo d\'integrazione europea, Milano, Franco Angeli (2004).

PAPER PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES

The European Diplomatic Service of the Commission: Images of European International Identity, Paper presented to the ECPR Conference, Cyprus, 25-30/04/2006.

The Actors of the Commission’s diplomacy: Who are we in the international Arena? Paper presented to the 10th Graduate Student Conference - BMW Centre of German and European Studies – Georgetown University – Washington (Special Mention).

Le Delegazioni Esterne della Commissione Europea: Anatomia della diplomazia comunitaria, Paper presentato alla Conferenza Annuale della SISP, Trento 14-17 Settembre 2003

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Caterina Carta, Report on the Commission’s diplomats and the EU international image, Forum on the Problems of Peace and War, GARNET - Jointly Executed Research Project 5.2.1, The External Image of the European Union (http://www.garnet-eu.org/index.php?id=27).

SUMMER SCHOOLS

ULB Summer School in International Relations of the European Union – Bruxelles 1-20/07/2003; ECPR Summer School in Research Methods in European Studies – Aahrus 1-14/08/2003.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF VARIOUS SOFTWARES (WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT, PUBLISHER). Good knowledge of SPSS; Good knowledge and use of internet; Discrete knowledge ATLAS.

Other Information

Other activities

Research Activities related to European foreign policy and diplomacy; conflict resolution; democratic deficit; institutional structure of the European Union; Deliberative Polling; study of European élites.

Teaching activity (course of European Political Organization - Laurea specialistica in Scienze Politiche);

Teaching activity (Course: Policy making in the European Union - Master Programme Politics in Europe: interactions between domestic and supranational arenas)