Our Team members are listed alphabetically by institution.
University of Bristol
Ana E. Juncos is the EU-CIVCAP Consortium Co-ordinator and team leader at the University of Bristol. She is a Reader in European Politics at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.
Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Project Officer and Senior Research Associate for EU-CIVCAP at the University of Bristol, where he is also a PhD Candidate in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.
Ryerson Christie is a Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies. His research focuses on the interaction between local communities, NGOs and the state.
Timothy Edmunds is Professor of International Security and Director of the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol.
University of Aberdeen
Michael E. Smith is Professor of International Relations at the University of Aberdeen.
Belgrade Centre for Security Policy
Sonja Stojanović Gajić has been BCSP Director since 2006. She holds an MA in Politics, Security and Integration with distinction from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University College London.
Katarina Đokić has worked as a researcher in Belgrade Centre for Security Policy since March 2012.
Filip Ejdus is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade.
Bojan Elek is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.
Giovanni Faleg is an Associate Researcher at CEPS in the Europe in the World Unit (2011-present), focusing on security and defence cooperation in Europe.
Hrant Kostanyan is a Researcher at CEPS ‘Europe in the World’ unit, a Senior Key Expert at the College of Europe Natolin and an Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College.
Jackie West has been an English-language editor at CEPS since 2007.
Marco Incerti is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.
Steven Blockmans is a senior research fellow and the head of the ‘EU foreign policy’ and ‘politics and institutions’ units of CEPS.
Toby Vogel is a writer on foreign affairs based in Brussels, where he also works as a research communications officer in the foreign policy unit of CEPS.
Conciliation Resources *
* Affiliated party only
Felix Colchester is Policy, Accord and Learning Officer at Conciliation Resources, with responsibilities for UK policy engagement, comparative learning and publications.
Anna Penfrat is Project Officer at EPLO. She coordinates the work of EPLO on EU institutions and policies, including the Common Security and Defence Policy, as well as on EU-Africa relations.
Ben Moore is a Senior Policy Officer at EPLO. Since 2009 he has coordinated EPLO’s working groups on funding for peacebuilding, and peacebuilding and development.
Nabila Habbida joined EPLO in June 2013 to support EPLO’s analysis and advocacy towards EU Member States on EU policy and thematic issues related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
Sonya Reines-Djivanides is the Executive Director of EPLO and a peacebuilding professional with over ten years of experience in international conflict resolution.
Terri Beswick is an analyst specialising in peace and conflict policy. She has nine years of experience working in international policy in the UK, France, Belgium, Jordan and the Netherlands.
EU Satellite Centre
Alessandra Ussorio is a Projects Coordinator and Deputy Head of COPERNICUS Unit at the SatCen since 2006.
Denis Bruckert is COPERNICUS Coordinator and Head of the COPERNICUS Unit at the SatCen since June 2004.
Jenny Berglund joined the EU Satellite Centre in 2002, where she is currently holding the post as Capability Development Officer, supporting the management of the Capability Development Division in the operational and strategical coordination.
Virginia Fernández Arguedas works as a Project Officer of the Capability Development Division and in the Copernicus Unit at the EU SatCen.
Yannick Arnaud has worked as a Copernicus Project Officer of the Capability Development Division at the SatCen since 2015. With more than 9 years of experience working in the geospatial domain, he has been involved in several European-funded R&D projects in the field of security and space.
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Alessandro Marrone is Senior Fellow in the Security and Defence Programme at IAI, where he has worked since 2009. He is interested on European security and defence issues, Italian defence and foreign policy, European armed forces, NATO and CSDP.
Bernardo Venturi is a researcher in the European Affairs area. He works mainly on EU civilian crisis management, CFSP/CSDP, development cooperation and African affairs.
Cristian Barbieri is a junior researcher at IAI. His research interests concern mainly internal and external security of EU and CSDP Missions.
Federica Di Camillo is Senior Fellow in the Security and Defence Programme at IAI.
Nicoletta Pirozzi is Senior Fellow in the European Affairs area of IAI in Rome and Adjunct Professor at “Roma Tre” University.
Paola Tessari is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents her biography at the time she worked for the project.
Tommaso De Zan is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.
Ewa Mahr is a PhD Candidate at the Campus Brussels, Maastricht University.
Hylke Dijkstra is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Political Science.
Petar Petrov is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University.
Sophie Vanhoonacker is Professor of Administrative Governance at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University.
Erik Plänitz holds a Master Degree from the University of Gothenburg with a major in Global Studies.
Gorm Rye Olsen is full professor in Global Politics at the Institute of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University, Denmark.
Peter Horne Zartsdahl is a PhD Candidate at Roskilde University, where his research focuses on the comparative study of civil-military synergies in EU’s missions on the Balkans and Horn of Africa.
Royal Danish Defence College
Annemarie Peen Rodt is Associate Professor at the Institute for Strategy, Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen.
Johannes Tvilling is studying his Master degree in International Public Administration and Politics at Roskilde University from where he also received a bachelor degree in International Studies.
Khadir Abdi has lived and worked in Somaliland, Somalia and the UK and has deep local insight into Somali military and civil society with a global perspective supported by professional experience abroad.
Savannah Simons read Social Policy and Politics at the University of Bristol where she supported the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Transforming Insecurities project led out of the Global Insecurities Centre in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.