Mario Giagnorio is a PhD student in International Studies at the University of Trento, Italy. His current research addresses the transformation of EU governance and actorness in the Arctic, focusing on the geopolitical identity of the EU and involvement by Member States in the region. His main interests include EU integration, foreign policy analysis, human rights and soft security. He holds a Double M.A. in European Studies cum laude from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and the University of Padua, Italy (2019), where he also earned his B.A. in Political Science, International Relation and Human Rights. (2017).