Giovanni Faleg

Former EU-CIVCAP Staff

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

Giovanni is associate research fellow in security and defence at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Europe in the World Unit (2011-present), and a consultant at the World Bank Group in governance and fragility (2014-present). He holds a Ph.D. in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014).

Giovanni has six years of experience in academic, policy-oriented research, and consultancy with governments and international organisations. His areas of expertise include European integration, European security (CSDP-NATO), EU foreign policy towards the Southern neighborhood, development assistance, in particular the nexus between security, humanitarian aid and development, transatlantic relations, Italy’s foreign and security policies.

He is author of the book The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy: Learning Communities in International Organizations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and has been co-rapporteur of the Task Force More Union on European Defence, chaired by Javier Solana (CEPS, 2015).


Title: “European Union’s Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to External Conflicts and Crises

Featuring: Giovanni Faleg (Centre for European Policy Studies)
Produced by: Centre for European Policy Studies
Series: #CEPScomments
Length: 00:01:36
 16 April 2018
Related Deliverable:
 DL 4.3
Related blog: “Has the Integrated Approach (finally) taken the EU responses to conflicts to the next level?

Articles Authored

Has the Integrated Approach (finally) taken the EU responses to conflicts to the next level? (5 April 2018) - How can international actors work together effectively towards building peace and preventing conflicts? This question has been at the centre of policy and academic debates for more than twenty years. Because of the uniqueness of its institutional architecture and the level of ambition set by its external action doctrine, the EU provides a strong and compelling model in its integrated approach to external conflicts and crises.


DL 4.3
Report on EU comprehensive approach to conflict prevention and peacebuilding

Authors: Faleg, G.N. Pirozzi, B. Venturi and N. Habbida
Lead Institution: Centre for European Policy Studies

Published: 23 March 2018

[PDF, ~0.8MB; click to access]



Journal articles

Title: The EU: from comprehensive to integrated approach
Author: Faleg, G.
Year: 2018
Journal: Global Affairs
Volume: 4
Issue: 2–3
Pages: 171–183

[Access provided via Taylor & Francis Online]




Work Packages


European and international responses to conflict early response


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication

Institutional Affiliation

Centre for European Policy Studies

CEPS serves as a leading centre for debate on EU affairs, and has strong expertise on EU foreign and security policy. Located in Brussels and with an extensive network of participant institutes throughout the world, CEPS is well placed to lead the dissemination work package (WP8).