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 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 draws 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

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 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 7.3
Report on priorities for future H2020 security research

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

Published: 6 November 2017




Journal Articles

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

[PDF, ~0.3MB; click to access]


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.