Jacopo Cellini is a Research Assistant at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre of the European University Institute, where he is currently working a project on the origins of the EU environmental policy. He holds a MA in Contemporary History (2009) from the University of Florence (Italy), and a PhD in Contemporary History (2015) from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) and K.U. Leuven (Belgium). He is a fellow of the European Governance and Politics Programme, and a member of the of the interdisciplinary research cluster “Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Governance”. His main research interests lie in the history of European integration, and the impact of religion in post-WWII European societies, with a particular focus on the political culture of European Christian Democracy.