Ana E. Juncos

EU-CIVCAP Staff Principal Investigator Consortium Coordinator Work Package Leader – WPs 1, 6 & 9 Contributor

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.

Ana is presently Principal Investigator of the WUN RDF project “Resilient Peace: Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa”. She was also Principal Investigator of the ESRC IAA Impact Project “PeaceCapacity: Building capacities in civil society for inclusive peace processes in the Horn of Africa and the Western Balkans”, which drew on EU-CIVCAP’s Work Package 6 research. Her primary research interest lies in European foreign and security policy, with a particular focus on the development on the EU’s conflict prevention and crisis management capabilities and its role in conflict resolution. Her previous research project examined the EU’s intervention in the Western Balkans since 1991 (EU Foreign and Security Policy in Bosnia, 2013). She is also co-editor of EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management (with Eva Gross, Routledge, 2011).

Articles Authored

Local ownership in EU local capacity building (5 November 2018) - Deliverable 6.3 identifies lessons to be learned from a range of peacebuilding initiatives in Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Somalia/Somaliland. These form the basis of a series of best practice recommendations on how to maximise the potential impact of localisation policies to foster long-term sustainable peace.
Coordination and coherence in EU local capacity building (5 November 2018) - Deliverable 6.2 focuses particularly on coordination and coherence between international actors and local actors in the context of the implementation of local capacity building programmes in the Western Balkans and the Horn of Africa. While problems related to a lack of coherence have impinged upon the efforts of every international organisation and country involved in capacity building, in the case of large international organisations like the EU, internal coherence represents a specific challenge.
The Brexit Debate: What would Brexit mean for the UK’s conflict prevention and peace-building influence outside the EU? (10 June 2016) - One of the UK’s primary forms of power projection in the world is through its conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts. But this power is largely projected through the amplifier of one or other multinational institution, and in particular the EU.
The Brexit Debate: The EU Referendum and its Impact on European Security – the ins and outs (30 May 2016) - Debates between the Bremain and Brexit campaigners have primarily focused on issues of immigration. However, most of these discussions tend to forget that the UK’s ability to manage refugee flows is inextricably linked to its ability to deal with international conflicts.



DL 1.2
EU-CIVCAP Policy Recommendations: Executive Summary of the Final Report including Guidance for Policymakers

Lead Author: Juncos, A.E.
Lead Institution: University of Bristol
Contributing Authors: G. Algar-Faria, C. Barbieri, T. De Zan, H. Dijkstra, N. Habbida, N. Pirozzi, M.E. Smith, B. Venturi, T. Vogel and P.H. Zartsdahl

Published: 30 September 2018

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DL 2.6: EU Capabilities for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Capabilities-Based Assessment

Authors: Juncos, A.E. and G. Algar-Faria
Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 23 May 2017

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DL 6.1
Evaluating international efforts on local capacity building

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Lead Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 25 May 2017

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DL 6.2
International capacity building in the Western Balkans and the Horn of Africa: Lessons on coherence and coordination

Authors: Algar-Faria, G.A.E. JuncosT. EdmundsS. Stojanovic GajicK. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Lead Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 24 May 2018

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DL 6.3
Report on best practices in EU local capacity building

Authors: Christie, R.G. Algar-FariaA.E. JuncosK. Đokić, M. Ignjatijević, N. HabbidaK. AbdiS. Simons and E. Gillette
Lead Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 24 September 2018

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DL 7.2
EU-CIVCAP Brochure: Best Practices in EU Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Lead Author: Smith, M.E.
Lead Institution: University of Aberdeen
Contributing Authors: K. Abdi, C. Barbieri, E. Gillette, T. De Zan, H. Dijkstra, A.E. Juncos, N. Habbida, N. Pirozzi, S. Simons, B. Venturi, P.H. Zartsdahl

Published: 12 October 2018

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DL 7.3
Report on key priorities for future EU security research

Author: Smith, M.E. and A.E. Juncos
Institution: University of Aberdeen

Published: 6 November 2017

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Journal Articles

Title: EU local capacity building: ownership, complexity and agency
Author: Edmunds, T., A.E. Juncos and G. Algar-Faria
Year: 2018
Journal: Global Affairs
Volume: N/A
Issue: N/A
Pages: 1–13

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Title: Resilience in peacebuilding: Contesting uncertainty, ambiguity, and complexity
Author: Juncos, A.E.
Year: 2018
Journal: Contemporary Security Policy
Volume: 39
Issue: 4
Pages: 559–547

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resilience-juncosTitle: Resilience as the new EU foreign policy paradigm: a pragmatist turn?
Author: Juncos, A.E.
Year: 2016
Journal: European Security
Volume: N/A
Issue: N/A
Pages: 1–18

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Policy Briefings

Title: “Improving the EU’s local capacity building efforts in post-conflict environments

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Publisher: EU-CIVCAP
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 2017/01

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policybriefing-1Title: “Preventing and responding to conflict: Improving EU civilian capabilities must be prioritised

Author: Juncos, A.E.
Publisher: PolicyBristol
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 40/2016

[PDF, ~0.2MB; click to access]


Work Packages


Consortium management


Capabilities in conflict prevention and peace-building: technology, personnel and procedures


Local capacity-building strategies


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication


Ethics and data protection

Institutional Affiliation

University of Bristol

The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.