Ana E. Juncos

Address: Department of Politics
University of Bristol
10 Priory Road
Bristol, BS8 1TU, UK
Telephone: +44(0)117 9288829


Coherence and effectiveness of the CFSP/ESDP in the Western Balkans (1991-2006)








Ana E. Juncos is a Lecturer in European Politics in the Department of Politics, University of Bristol. Previously, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Bath. She holds a PhD in Politics, International Relations and European Studies from Loughborough University. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research, partly funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond through the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme, focused on the coherence and effectiveness of the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy in the Western Balkans (1991-2006). Previously, she won a scholarship at the Spanish National Council for Scientific Research and worked as a research assistant at the University of Ottawa (Canada). She holds a degree in Political Science and Public Management (University Complutense of Madrid) and a European Humanities Diploma (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris).


Research interests: European Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP and ESDP), EU conflict prevention and crisis management, normative power Europe, security sector reform, organised crime, Western Balkans, socialisation and learning, IR and European integration theory.

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2006-2007: ‘Human Rights: Problems of Analysis’ Tutor (2 groups). (co)Designed and (co)delivered, core 2nd year module on research methods and the political theory of human rights. Included setting and marking essay questions and exam scripts. PIRES, Loughborough University.

2005-2007: Spanish Tutor, Beginners, Languages at Leicester Programme, School of Modern Languages, Leicester University. Course tutor and exam marker

2004-2006: Spanish Tutor, Spanish 1 and Spanish 7, University Wide-Language Programme, Loughborough University. Seminar tutor and exam marker


20/03/07: ESDP Operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Course entitled ‘Politique extérieure de l\'Union européenne’, DES en Analyse interdisciplinaire de la construction européenne. Course co-ordinator: Prof. Tanguy de Wilde, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

20/04/06: Coherence and effectiveness of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina: What lessons for the EU’s civilian crisis management policies? Course entitled ‘Divided Societies IX: The Challenge of Institution-Building’, 18-28 April 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia.


01/03/07 - 01/06/07: Center for International Crises and Conflicts Studies (CECRI), Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Mentored by Professor Tanguy de Wilde. 15/04/06 - 15/06/06: Croatian Institute of International Relations (IMO), Zagreb, Croatia. Mentored by Professor Mladen Stanicic. 01/03/05 - 01/09/05: Centre for Security Studies (CSS), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sponsored by UACES and the European Commission.


• Playing the Brussels game: Strategic socialisation in the CFSP council working groups (co-authored with K. Pomorska), EUSA, Montreal, May 2007.

• Civil-military co-ordination in Security Sector Reform: experiences from EU crisis management policies. Workshop on Security Sector Reform, Swedish National Defence College, 26 January 2006.

• Of Cops and Robbers: The EU’s approach towards organised crime in Bosnia and Herzegovina. V Spanish Conference on Eastern Europe Studies, Valencia, 20-22 November 2006.

• Learning by doing: Civil-Military co-ordination in EU Crisis Management. ECPR Standing Group on European Politics Conference, Istanbul, 21-23 September 2006.

• Impact of Enlargement on the Common Foreign and Security Policy Working Groups of the Council (co-authored with K. Pomorska). 36th UACES Annual Conference, Limerick, 31 August- 2 September 2006.

• An effective normative power? The EU’s activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1991-2005). LSE-KCL European Foreign Policy Conference, LSE, London, 1 July 2005.

• The EU’s post-conflict intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina: (re)integrating the Balkans and/or (re)inventing the EU? 35th UACES Annual Conference, Zagreb, 5 September 2005.

• The institutionalization process of the CFSP/ESDP: a historical institutionalist approach. Third Plenary Meeting of FORNET, Fondation Universitaire, Brussels, 23 April 2005.


• Socialisation processes in the EU committees: The other face of negotiations in Brussels. EUSA, Montreal, May 2007.

• The EU\'s crisis management and security sector reform activities: towards a coherent and effective action? ECPR Standing Group on European Politics Conference, Istanbul, 21-23 September 2006.


2007 Convenor of the Conference ‘Learning and its application to EU Foreign Policy’, 16 November 2007, London. Co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of International Governance (Loughborough University) and the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

2005-2007 Co-convenor of the UACES Student Forum Specialist Group on European Union Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management (EUCPCM) (, 20+ members. Co-sponsored by UACES, Compagnia di San Paolo, and VolkswagenStiftung Duties inc. conference and budget co-ordination, guest lectures, publicity, and group facilitation. Workshops to date: - EUCPCM Workshop, London School of Economics, London, 02/02/06 - EUCPCM Workshop, Loughborough University, Loughborough, 16/06/06. - EUCPCM Workshop, Institute d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1/12/06. - Final EUCPCM Conference, Brussels, 5-6 July 2007.

2003: Research Assistant for Prof. Dimitrios Karmis, Department of Political Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada.