Hylke Dijkstra

EU-CIVCAP Staff Contributor

Hylke Dijkstra is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Political Science. He is author of International Organizations and Military Affairs (Routledge, 2016) and Policy-Making in EU Security and Defense (Palgrave, 2013).

Articles Authored

Civilian Capabilities for the Civilian Compact (15 October 2018) - The EU Global Strategy has created significant momentum to improve the civilian capabilities for conflict prevention, crisis management and peacebuilding. Much more progress is needed, however, in light of ongoing discussions about a Civilian Compact.
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: Contested Implementation: The Unilateral Influence of Member States on Peacebuilding Policy in Kosovo
Author: Eckhard, S. and H. Dijkstra
Year: 2017
Journal: Global Policy
Volume: 8
Issue: S5
Pages: 102–112

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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.