Nicoletta Pirozzi

Nicoletta Pirozzi
Address: Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
Via Angelo Brunetti, 9
I - 00186 Roma
Telephone: +39.06.3224360


EU civilian crisis management: enhancing training, recruitment and deployment standards

This study starts out from the recognition of the emergence of a new security environment and the necessity for international actors to be adequately equipped to respond to complex challenges and threats. New crises require a comprehensive external approach, which is based on a constructive civilian engagement in the entire conflict management cycle, from prevention to de-escalation and peacebuilding. The EU has great ambitions in the field of civilian crisis management and significant progress has been made since the 2000 Feira European Council. However, the efficiency of its decision-making process is still hampered by the structural lack of internal co-ordination and its civilian capabilities remain critically underdeveloped, particularly in comparison with their military counterparts. Taking into account the future scenarios for EU crisis management operations and activities, this project will assess how civilian personnel might best be trained, recruited and deployed in order to effectively perform crisis management tasks within a more efficient and coherent EU framework for civilian crisis management.








Nicoletta Pirozzi is research fellow in the European Affairs area at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) - Rome, working on EU conflict prevention and crisis management, policy and institutional developments in CFSP/ESDP and EU-UN relations. She is also research fellow in the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme, where she carries out a research project on 'EU civilian crisis management: how to improve training, recruitment and deployment standards'.

Previously she was Project Officer responsible for the Responding to Conflict programme area at the International Security Information Service (ISIS) Europe - Brussels. She also worked in the Coordination Unit for the Political and Security Committee at the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU and in the General Secretariat of the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Nicoletta Pirozzi graduated with honours in Political Science at the University of Pisa and at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna in Pisa. She also obtained a MSc Degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium).

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