Janina Johannsen

Janina Johannsen
Address: The Huehn Initiative GmbH
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E-Mail: janina.johannsen@huehn-initiative.com
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Policy versus Practice. An analysis of the EU’s internal and external coordination of its crisis management activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The new dynamic security environment of the 21st century has required a paradigm shift when it comes to dealing with a crisis. Civil-military coordination and cooperation have become a critical success factor in complex peace operations, where new threats call for flexible and multi-faceted responses. The EU is uniquely equipped among international actors in its ability to tackle these problems by using a wide range of instruments. In order to enhance the effectiveness of its external action, the EU tries to apply a comprehensive security approach to crisis management that is supposed to ensure that the various components systematically address the whole spectrum of a crisis by profiting from synergy effects. Janina Johannsen examines the EU policy and practice when it comes to the EU's internal and external coordination of its crisis management activities. Focusing on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), she analyses the two military and three two civil ESDP missions in the DRC as well as the EU's activities in the framework of the European Community from 2003 to 2009.





Dr. Janina Johannsen is managing director of the consultancy company GS Consult GmbH, focusing on Change Management processes. During her career, she has focused on different dimensions of conflict resolution, having worked with the company EADS (NATO/EU Key Account), within the European Parliament as Parliamentary Assistant (Foreign Affairs Committee /Subcommittee on Security and Defence), with the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU (Department for External Relations and Politico Military Affairs) and with NATO (Defence Investment Division). During her participation in the EFSPS-programme, Janina was affiliated with the Institute for Peace Research and Security Studies (IFSH) in Hamburg, undertaking field research in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Brussels and New York. She defended her PhD on the EU’s Comprehensive Approach to Crisis Management at the University of Hamburg in 2011. She studied Political Science, History and German Literature at the University of Hamburg and the University of California, Berkeley.

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