Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

As well as being one of the leading independent think-tanks in the Western Balkans, BCSP has considerable experience conducting research on gender and security governance, including in relation to peacebuilding. This enables them to make significant contributions to WP4, 5 and 6. Moreover, the Centre has good collaborative research relationships with other Western Balkan countries which are helping to expand the reach of EU-CIVCAP in the region.

Participating Team members

Bojan Elek

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

Filip Ejdus

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

Katarina Đokić

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

Marija Ignjatijević

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

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.

Work Packages


European and international responses to conflict early response


EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Western Balkans and Horn of Africa


Local capacity-building strategies


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication