Elisabetta Nadalutti is a WIRL-COFUND fellow. Her research focuses on empirical and theoretical questions on global governance, regionalism and regionalisation. She is presently working on the theoretical elaboration of an ethical humanist code of cross-border governance in cross-border zones in order to better understand the ethical dimension of CBC within the European Union, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Elisabetta Nadalutti has recently been post-doctoral fellow at RELATE Centre of Excellence at the University of Oulu, Junior Fellow Marie S. Curie FCFP at FRIAS (Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg). After passing her Viva at the University of Bath she has been awarded an Erasmus Mundus post-doctoral scholarship at ANU (Canberra). She was later a visiting researcher at UNU-CRIS in Brugge (Belgium) and Marie Curie and Fonds National de la Recherce Luxembourg Post-doctoral Fellow. She further developed her comparative analysis at the KHK, Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. She is author of several articles in Geopolitics, Regional and Federal Studies and the JMCS and a Springer book on The Effects of Europeanization on the Integration process in cross-border regions. She is co-editor of a forthcoming book of the Routledge Global Cooperation Series ‘Region-Making Through Cross-Border Cooperation: New Evidence from Four Continents’.