Peter Horne Zartsdahl

EU-CIVCAP Staff Contributor

Peter Horne Zartsdahl is a PhD Candidate at Roskilde University, where his research focuses on the comparative study of civil-military synergies in EU’s missions on the Balkans and Horn of Africa. He holds a Masters Degree in African Studies from University of Copenhagen and is a former military graduate from the Royal Danish Defence College. He is joining the CIVCAP project from a position as Civil-military Coordination Officer for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), where he is stationed until May 2015. For his Masters degree, Peter did extensive fieldwork researching institutional and developmental imperatives in NGO efficiency and location choices in DR Congo, South Sudan and Uganda.

Articles Authored

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.


DL 4.2
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

[PDF, ~0.6MB; click to access]


DL 5.1
Report on EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Horn of Africa and Western Balkans

Authors: Peen Rodt, A., J. Tvilling, P.H. Zartsdahl, M. Ignatijevic, S. Stojanovic Gajic, S. Simons, K. Abdi, E. GilletteN. Habbida, J. Berglund and V. Fernandez Arguedas
Lead Institution: Royal Danish Defence College

Published: 30 October 2017

[PDF, ~1.5MB; click to access]


DL 5.3
Report on Civil-Military Synergies on the Ground

Authors: Zartsdahl, P.H. and K. Đokić
Lead Institution: Roskilde University

Published: 29 May 2018

[PDF, ~0.4MB; click to access]



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

Roskilde University

Staff members at RUC have formed an interdisciplinary research group with expertise in international development, international relations and peace studies, among others.