Daniele Marchesi

Daniele Marchesi
Address: University of Cologne
Department for Political Science and European Affairs
Gottfried-Keller-Str. 6
50931 Köln (Cologne)
E-Mail: dani_marchesi@hotmail.com


EU-UN Coordination in the field of Security and Development in the Mediterranean and Middle East

The objective of research is to flag out and analyse some of the determinants of EU-UN cooperation, by identifying the circumstances and factors that favour or hinder the consistent cooperation of the two organisations. Despite the EU-UN normative alignment, the apparently converging interests and the EU’s commitment to ‘Effective Multilateralism’, the relationship can be quite difficult. Therefore, a key problem is to understand why and under what conditions the EU cooperates with the UN. From a political, institutional and operational perspective one can observe varying degrees cooperation and even conflict. This happens in the field of development as much as in security. However, in these two areas, the different institutional capacity of the EU and the UN, their overlapping competences, mandates and memberships create different challenges for effective coordination. Empirically, European foreign policy in the Mediterranean and Middle East (MENA) area is an interesting case study as it provides a range outcomes of EU-UN coordination within a regional/global context, across the security-development continuum and through “low” and “high” politics.










Daniele Marchesi is currently a visiting scholar at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford, where he is completing his PhD (University of Cologne) on EU-UN cooperation in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Previously, he was the geographic desk for Algeria and Libya in the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation - Europeaid of the European Commission.

He has also worked in the Cabinet of European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy, Benita Ferrero Waldner, and was a teaching assistant in the Politics Department of the College of Europe, as well as a researcher in the United Nations University, in Bruges. He also has experience in the Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs, both in Rome and New York.

Daniele holds a Laurea degree in Political Science from LUISS University (Rome) and an MA in European Politics from the College of Europe (Bruges. He has published on EU-UN relations, EU institutional reform, the European Neighborhood Policy and the EU foreign policy in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

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