Our Team

Our Team members are listed alphabetically by institution.

University of Bristol

Ana E. Juncos

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

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

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

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

Michael E. Smith is Professor of International Relations at the University of Aberdeen.

Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

Filip Ejdus

Filip Ejdus is Marie Curie Fellow at the Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol where he is currently working on a project Local Ownership in SSR Activities Within CSDP Operations of the EU.

Katarina Đokić

Katarina Đokić has worked as a researcher in Belgrade Centre for Security Policy since March 2012.

Sonja Stojanovic Gajic

Sonja Stojanovic Gajic is a 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.


Giovanni Faleg

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

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

Jackie West has been an English-language editor at CEPS since 2007.

Marco Incerti

Marco Incerti is the Head of Communications and a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Steven Blockmans

Steven Blockmans is a senior research fellow and the head of the ‘EU foreign policy’ and ‘politics and institutions’ units of CEPS.

Toby Vogel

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

Felix Colchester is Policy, Accord and Learning Officer at Conciliation Resources, with responsibilities for UK policy engagement, comparative learning and publications.


Anna Penfrat

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

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

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

Sonya Reines-Djivanides is the Executive Director of EPLO and a peacebuilding professional with over ten years of experience in international conflict resolution.

EU Satellite Centre

Alessandra Ussorio

Alessandra Ussorio is a Projects Coordinator and Deputy Head of COPERNICUS Unit at the SatCen since 2006.

Denis Bruckert

Denis Bruckert is COPERNICUS Coordinator and Head of the COPERNICUS Unit at the SatCen since June 2004.

Gracia Joyanes

Gracia Joyanes is a Project Administrator at the SatCen, currently responsible of the G-NEXT and DRIVER projects.

Jenny Berglund

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.

Pablo Vega

Pablo Vega is working as Project Administrator in the COPERNICUS Unit at the SatCen responsible for G-SEXTANT project and FP7 Security project on demining.

Istituto Affari Internazionali

Alessandro Marrone

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

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

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

Federica Di Camillo is Senior Fellow in the Security and Defence Programme at IAI.

Nicoletta Pirozzi

Nicoletta Pirozzi is Senior Fellow in the European Affairs area of IAI in Rome and Adjunct Professor at “Roma Tre” University.

Tommaso De Zan

Tommaso De Zan is a Researcher with the Security and Defence Programme at IAI. His main research interests lie at the intersection between technology, national security and public policy.

Maastricht University

Ewa Mahr

Ewa Mahr is a PhD Candidate at the Campus Brussels, Maastricht University.

Hylke Dijkstra

Hylke Dijkstra is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Political Science.

Petar Petrov

Petar Petrov is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University.

Sophie Vanhoonacker

Sophie Vanhoonacker is Professor of Administrative Governance at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University.

Royal Danish Defence College

Annemarie Peen Rodt

Annemarie Peen Rodt is Associate Professor at the Institute for Strategy, Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen.

Johannes Tvilling

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.

Transparency Solutions

Khadir Abdi

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

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.