Marija Ignjatijević

EU-CIVCAP Staff Contributor

Marija Ignjatijević is a researcher at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy since September 2017. She has obtained an MA degree in International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest and holds a BA degree in International Affairs from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. She has previously worked at the European Union Institute for Security Studies as a Junior European Fund for the Balkans Fellow.

Articles Authored

Local ownership in EU local capacity building (5 November 2018) - Deliverable 6.3 identifies lessons to be learned from a range of peacebuilding initiatives in Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Somalia/Somaliland. These form the basis of a series of best practice recommendations on how to maximise the potential impact of localisation policies to foster long-term sustainable peace.



DL 6.3
Report on best practices in EU local capacity building

Authors: Christie, R.G. Algar-FariaA.E. JuncosK. Đokić, M. Ignjatijević, N. HabbidaK. AbdiS. Simons and E. Gillette
Lead Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 24 September 2018

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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.