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 for EU-CIVCAP and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol’s 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

Sonja Stojanović Gajić

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.

Marija Ignjatijević

Marija Ignjatijević is a researcher at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy since September 2017.

Katarina Đokić

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

Filip Ejdus

Filip Ejdus is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade.

Bojan Elek

Bojan Elek is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.

CEPS

Giovanni Faleg

Giovanni Faleg is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.

Hrant Kostanyan

Hrant Kostanyan is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.

Jackie West

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

Marco Incerti

Marco Incerti is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.

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.

EPLO

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.

Terri Beswick

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

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.

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.

Virginia Fernández Arguedas

Virginia Fernández Arguedas works as a Project Officer of the Capability Development Division and in the Copernicus Unit at the EU SatCen.

Yannick Arnaud

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

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 former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.

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.

Paola Tessari

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

Tommaso De Zan is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.

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.

Roskilde University

Erik Plänitz

Erik Plänitz holds a Master Degree from the University of Gothenburg with a major in Global Studies.

Gorm Rye Olsen

Gorm Rye Olsen is full professor in Global Politics at the Institute of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Peter Horne Zartsdahl

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

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

Johannes Tvilling

Johannes Tvilling is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.

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.