Nearshoring, structure of global value chains and volatility: opportunities for Italy of greater integration with the African continent

Monday, July 10, 2023 09:30 - 16:00

University Luiss Guido Carli, Viale Romania 32, Aula Toti

9:30-9:45 Welcome of participants

9:45-10:00 Introduction

Valentina Meliciani, Director, Luiss Institute for European Analysis and Policy (LEAP)

10:00-10:30 Technological sovereignty and strategic dependency in the PV supply chain: an empirical analysis

S. Caravella, F. Crespi, D. Guarascio e G. Cucignatto, Speaker: D.Guarascio (University La Sapienza, Rome)

10:30-11:00 The material basis of modern technologies

G. Yunxiong Li, A. Ascani, S. Iammarino, Speaker: A. Ascani (Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila)

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-11:45 Supply of critical materials in European value chains: opportunities of stronger links with African countries

F. Bontadini, V. Meliciani, M. Savona, A. Wirkierman, Speaker: F. Bontadini (University Luiss Guido Carli, Rome)

11:45-12:15 Supply side disruptions and sourcing strategies

D. Del Prete, University Parthenope, Naples

12:15-12:45 Discussion

12:45-14:15 Lunch

14:15-14:45 Volatility and the Structure of Global Value Chains

N. Foster Mc Gregor, University UNU-MERIT, Maastricht

14:45-16:00 Round Table

Moderator: Maria Savona

Participants: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - TBA

Matteo Pignatti, Centro Studi Confindustria


Assoafrica – TBC

Fiona Tregenna, South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg