Gregory Mounier

Telephone: +32477395378


From post-conflict peacekeeping to protecting the EU’s internal security regime: The impact of the external dimension of Justice and Home Affairs on ESDP Police and Border management missions

The objective of this research project is to investigate the relationship between civilian crisis management operations undertaken in the framework of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) and the external dimension of Justice and Home Affairs (JHAE). By conducting a comparative analysis of three different ESDP police and border management missions (EUPM in Bosnia-Herzegovina, EUBAM in Ukraine/Moldova and EUPOL in Afghanistan), the project intend to determine whether the European Union’s internal security concerns (organized crime, illegal immigration, terrorism and human trafficking) have altered the original objectives of civilian crisis management operations (conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding). The study will assess the way in which security sector reform (SSR) is conducted on the ground (reform of the police and border guards), the motivations of the Member States to launch such missions and their relationships with Member States’ law enforcement agencies active abroad.





• 2005 - University of Reading (United Kingdom) PhD student. Politics and International Relations Department.

• 2003/2004 College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium) Master in European Politics and Administration.

• 1999/2003 Sciences Po, Grenoble (France) B.A. Public Administration and Law.

• 2001/2002 Amsterdam Law School (The Netherlands) European Law Certificate.

• 1997/1998 Brisbane Boys’ College (Australia) Rotary Exchange Student


• Guest Researcher Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin Jan. - Mar. 2008

• Intern European Police Office, Europol, The Hague Oct. - Dec. 2007

• Assistant Lecturer University of Reading, UK 2006-2007

• Independent Researcher OHR, Bosnia-Herzegovina Jun. – Sep. 2006

• Consultant in European Affairs EBEPA, Brussels Mar. – Oct. 2005

• Intern European Commission, Brussels Oct. 2004 – Feb. 2005

• Seminar Assistant College of Europe, Bruges Jun.– Aug. 2004

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