Paola Tessari

Former EU-CIVCAP Staff

Paola Tessari is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents her biography at the time she worked for the project.

Paola is a Junior Researcher in the Security and Defence Programme at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). She works on crisis management with a focus on civil protection and civil defence. Her research interests also cover disarmament and non-proliferation issues. She earned a Master’s Degree in European and International Studies from the School of International Studies in Trento, with a final dissertation on the role of the EU as a crisis manager and a comparison between the CSDP’s military and civilian missions in the Western Balkans. She was granted a scholarship for a period of study at the University of Lille 2 in France.


dl_2-1DL 2.1: Procedures, Personnel and Technologies for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: An Assessment of EU Member States’ Capabilities

Authors: De Zan, T., P. Tessari and B. Venturi
Institution: Istituto Affari Internazionali

Published: 30 November 2016

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Work Packages


Capabilities in conflict prevention and peace-building: technology, personnel and procedures


European and international responses to conflict early response


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication

Institutional Affiliation

Istituto Affari Internazionali

IAI has a long-standing tradition in the study of European integration, institutions, political economy and foreign policy. The research team at IAI have participated in numerous EU-funded research projects (CORE, MERCURY, MICROCON) and European and transatlantic networks.