Team Member

Dr. Francesco Farinelli

Programme Director

Dr Francesco Farinelli is a Programme Director at the European Foundation for Democracy. He is a member of the EU Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Expert Pool. He obtained his PhD in history with a dissertation on the relationship between history and fiction in media narratives relating to terrorist events, in the framework of the joint international programme on “Humanism, Neo-Humanism and Post-Humanism in the Age of Media,” of the University of Bologna (IT) and Brown University (USA). He is the author of essays in the field of terrorism and handbooks aimed at offering practical tools to first-line practitioners for the prevention of radicalisation. His expertise and publications include the study of fake news, propaganda and conspiracy theories in media narratives and their impact on society.


Email: francesco.farinelli [AT]