Rok Zupančič

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Rok Zupančič is a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies, the University of Graz. He earned his PhD at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences), and his PhD thesis was on the topic on conflict prevention in Kosovo and the role of international organizations in the country. Between 2015 and 2016, he was a principal investigator of the University of Ljubljana in a Horizon2020 project titled ‘IECEU-Improving Capabilities of the EU in Conflict Prevention’, leading the working package on CSDP missions and operations in the Balkans. Currently, Rok is researching the role of normative power of the EU in the post-conflict society of northern Kosovo and aims to explore how the signing of the Brussels agreement changed the dynamics of relations at both intra-societal (within the community of Serbs of northern Kosovo) and inter-ethnic level (Serbs of northern Kosovo vs. Kosovo Albanians and the institutions of the Kosovo government).