Giovanni Faleg


Giovanni Faleg 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).

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).