Fondazione Alessandro Volta – Landau Network office

FAVLN (Italy)

The Landau Network-Centro Volta (LNCV) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Como, Italy and operating as a global network of international experts supporting global security, disarmament and cooperation. Its programs cover international security and non-proliferation issues, worldwide disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, arms control, scientific and technologic cooperation for global peace support, water and energy security for diplomacy and development. Regional programs address stability in areas such as the Middle East, South Asia and the Korean Peninsula. The LNCV is also the Executive Secretariat of the International Working Group (IWG) and its experts provide, upon request, Track-II diplomacy efforts for the interested stakeholders.

Contact information

Fondazione Alessandro Volta – Landau Network office - FAVLN

Via per Cernobbio
22100 Como, Italy

The team

Carola Argiolas - Research Fellow
Tel: +39.031.579824 - Fax: +39.031.570174


Carola Argiolas collaborates with the LNCV as Assistant Project Manager in the framework of the LNCV Middle East Program. She collaborates in the organization of projects of international cooperation and manages international workshops. She holds a BA in International Science and European Institutions and a MA in International Relations both from the University of Milan - Statale.


  • Middle East strategic issues

Fanny Consolazio - Research Fellow
Tel: +39.031.579819 - Fax: +39.031.570174


Fanny Consolazio (Italy) is Researcher and Project Officer, she carries out projects of international cooperation, mainly focused on the Middle East area. She organizes and manages workshops and conferences of international relevance. She graduated in International Relations at the University of Milan – Statale, and after that she has followed a post degree course in international cooperation.


  • Middle East strategic issues
  • Development cooperation

Maurizio Martellini - Secretary General
Tel: +39.031.579821 - Fax: +39.031.570174


Maurizio Martellini (Italy) is Secretary General of the Landau Network-Centro Volta (LNCV), Executive Secretary of the International Working Group (IWG), Professor of Physics at the University of Insubria (Como, Italy) and Member of the Pugwash General Conferences. He published in the fields of fundamental physics on specialized journals and authored about a hundred articles on national and international geopolitical and international affairs. He is an advisor of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a member of the Scientific Council of Limes – The Italian Review of Geopolitics. As Secretary General of LNCV, Prof. Martellini organized International Conferences, Schools and Workshops and edited publications as well as specific Case Studies. His fields of Research and Analysis are: methods in theoretical and nuclear physics; global issues concerning energy efficiency, military conversion (dual-use technologies), management and disposal of radioactive waste; scientific and technological aspects concerning international security, CBRN disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues; internationalization of Science and Technology as a tool of multilateral cooperative diplomacy.


  • Nuclear non proliferation and disarmament
  • WMD proliferation
  • Global scientists security engagement
  • Regional Track-II efforts