Filip Ejdus


Filip Ejdus is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade.  From October 2015 to October 2017 he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol where he was working on a project titled Local Ownership in Security Sector Reform Activities Within CSDP Interventions of the EU. In his research, he is interested in the management of (in)security during crises and beyond borders.  While his central project focuses on how the EU projects its power globally, he is also interested in how states on the European periphery cope with critical situations. He has fieldwork experience in Serbia, Kosovo, Egypt, Brussels, Somalia and Israel/Palestine. His training is in International Relations at the Belgrade University (PhD, BA), Sciences Po Paris (MA) and London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc). In addition to these academic interests he has been closely involved with security policy community as a board member of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, academic coordinator at the Belgrade Security Forum and the co-chair of the Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group at the PfP Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes.

Journal articles

Title: Reclaiming the local in EU peacebuilding: Effectiveness, ownership, and resistance
Authors: Ejdus, F. and A.E. Juncos
Year: 2018
Journal: Contemporary Security Policy
Volume: 39
Issue: 1
Pages: 4–27

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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

Institutional Affiliation

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.