Ruben David is a PhD student at the School of International Studies at the University of Trento. His research analyzes the EU external environmental governance towards its neighbourhood. He has both a BA and an MA in European and International Studies (University of Trento). He earned a diploma in Transnational Governance from the Sant’Anna School (Pisa), during which he spent a semester in Rio de Janeiro investigating the favelas pacification process, and a Master in Diplomacy from SIOI (Rome). He has interned at the Italian Permanent Mission to the UN (Vienna) and at the UNRWA Representative Office to the EU.