Ewa Mahr

EU-CIVCAP Staff Contributor

Ewa Mahr is a PhD Candidate at the Campus Brussels, Maastricht University. She analyses the contestation of EU civilian missions by local actors in the Western Balkans. She previously held positions in the European Parliament, including in the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Articles Authored

Beyond ad hoc cooperation: How the EU, UN and OSCE can better address conflict (20 September 2017) - Do the EU and its partners also genuinely work together to achieve a unity of effort? In a recent EU-CIVCAP report, we studied whether the EU and other international organisations actually exchange civilian resources within target countries.
Implementing the EU Global Strategy: Action Points for Civilian Crisis Management (16 November 2016) - The Implementation Plan on Security and Defence provides important guidelines for improving civilian crisis management.


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Reacting to Conflict: Civilian Capabilities in the EU, UN and OSCE

Authors: Dijkstra, H., P. Petrov and E. Mahr
Institution: Maastricht University

Published: 2 November 2016

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Partners in conflict prevention and peacebuilding: How the EU, UN and OSCE exchange civilian capabilities in Kosovo, Mali and Armenia

Authors: Dijkstra, H., E. Mahr, P. Petrov, K. Đokić, P.H. Zartsdahl
Lead Institution: Maastricht University

Published: 4 September 2017

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Journal articles

Title: The EU’s partners in crisis response and peacebuilding: complementarities and synergies with the UN and OSCE
Authors: Dijkstra, H., E. Mahr, P. Petrov, K. Đokić and P.H. Zartsdahl
Year: 2018
Journal: Global Affairs
Volume: 4
Issue: 2–3
Pages: 185–196

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Work Packages


European and international responses to conflict early response


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication

Institutional Affiliation

Maastricht University

The Department of Political Science at UMAAS has significant competencies in EU institutions; EU democracy and civil society; EU migration policy; and EU external relations. Within the area of EU external relations, Maastricht scholars have especially paid attention to foreign, security and neighbourhood policy, adopting distinctive institutionalist perspectives.