Tommaso De Zan

Former EU-CIVCAP Staff

Tommaso De Zan is a former EU-CIVCAP Staff Member. This profile represents his biography at the time he worked for the project.

Tommaso is a Researcher with the Security and Defence Programme at IAI. His main research interests lie at the intersection between technology, national security and public policy.

He is a member of Cyber Affairs’s editiorial board and IAI’s point of contact for the National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics (CINI). In his career at IAI, Tommaso has been involved in projects funded by the European Commission, European Defence Agency, Microsoft, Vitrociset and Leonardo. He has testified before the Defense Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and was invited as a guest lecturer at the Summer School “Introduction to Cyber Security” organized by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations with a major in International Politics and Security. During his academic career, he was an exchange student at the Université catholique de Louvain and at the University of Denver. Prior to joining IAI, he interned at the Geneva International Peace Research Institute.


DL 1.2
EU-CIVCAP Policy Recommendations: Executive Summary of the Final Report including Guidance for Policymakers

Lead Author: Juncos, A.E.
Lead Institution: University of Bristol
Contributing Authors: G. Algar-Faria, C. Barbieri, T. De Zan, H. Dijkstra, N. Habbida, N. Pirozzi, M.E. Smith, B. Venturi, T. Vogel and P.H. Zartsdahl

Published: 30 September 2018

[PDF, ~14.1MB; click to access]


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

[PDF, ~2.1MB; click to access]


DL 7.2
EU-CIVCAP Brochure: Best Practices in EU Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Lead Author: Smith, M.E.
Lead Institution: University of Aberdeen
Contributing Authors: K. Abdi, C. Barbieri, E. Gillette, T. De Zan, H. Dijkstra, A.E. Juncos, N. Habbida, N. Pirozzi, S. Simons, B. Venturi, P.H. Zartsdahl

Published: 12 October 2018

[PDF, ~1.2MB; click to access]

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.