Sophie Vanhoonacker is Professor of Administrative Governance at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University. She is co-editor of The Diplomatic System of the European Union (Routledge, 2016, with Michael Smith and Stephan Keukeleire).
European and international responses to conflict early response
Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices
Dissemination and communication
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.