Rosanna Fanni is Associate Researcher and Digital Forum Coordinator at CEPS. Her research interests focus on analysis of digital policy and the impact on international relations. She currently works on the European Union’s digital portfolio, including AI, platforms, data, digital identity, and digital rights.
At CEPS, she studied the impact of AI on EU fundamental rights on behalf of the European Commission and was rapporteur for the Industrial Policy Task Force – Digital & Data Working Group. In 2021, she was a Fulbright-Schuman Fellow and Visiting Researcher at Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, working on transatlantic relations and AI governance as part of the Forum for International Cooperation on AI (FCAI). She is also part of the CEPS Young Thinkers Initiative, aimed at bringing bright young minds to the forefront of EU policy debates.
Prior to joining CEPS, she conducted a study visit at the European Parliamentary Research Service focusing on science communication and foresight, and earlier worked in political journalism in Germany and Italy. She is currently also Fellow in the EU-ASEAN Think Tank Dialogue and board member of the Club Alpbach Belgium–Brussels.
Rosanna’s native language is German. She has full working proficiency in English and very good written and spoken command of French and Italian. She holds German and Italian citizenship.
Rosanna holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Digital Communication Leadership, jointly awarded by the Universität Salzburg (AT) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (BE). She specialised in EU digital policy and innovation with a semester at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her MA thesis was awarded greatest distinction. She holds a BA degree in Communication, Media and Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin (DE) including an Erasmus year at the University College London (UK) in European Social and Political Studies.