Ana E. Juncos

PeaceCapacity Staff
Principal Investigator
Consortium Coordinator
Work Package Leader – WPs 1, 6 & 9

Ana E. Juncos is the PeaceCapacity Principal Investigator and team leader at the University of Bristol. She is also the Consortium Coordinator of EU-CIVCAP and a Reader in European Politics at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

Ana is presently Principal Investigator of the WUN RDF project “Resilient Peace: Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa”. Her primary research interest lies in European foreign and security policy, with a particular focus on the development on the EU’s conflict prevention and crisis management capabilities and its role in conflict resolution. Her previous research project examined the EU’s intervention in the Western Balkans since 1991 (EU Foreign and Security Policy in Bosnia, 2013). She is also co-editor of EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management (with Eva Gross, Routledge, 2011).

Articles Authored

PeaceCapacity project publishes handbook (28 February 2018) - We are pleased to announce that PeaceCapacity has published its deliverables – a handbook for practice and a policy briefing. The project was designed to support the meaningful integration of civil society actors in Kosovo and the Horn of Africa (particularly marginalised…
PeaceCapacity project opens (1 September 2017) - PeaceCapacity is an ESRC IAA impact project. It is a consortium of five organisations led by the University of Bristol’s Global Insecurities Centre. It runs from September 2017 until the end of February 2018.

EU-CIVCAP Deliverables

DL 2.6: EU Capabilities for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Capabilities-Based Assessment

Authors: Juncos, A.E. and G. Algar-Faria
Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 23 May 2017

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DL 6.1: Evaluating international efforts on local capacity building

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Lead Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 25 May 2017

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Journal Articles

resilience-juncosTitle: Resilience as the new EU foreign policy paradigm: a pragmatist turn?
Author: Juncos, A.E.
Year: 2016
Journal: European Security
Volume: N/A
Issue: N/A
Pages: 1–18

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Policy Briefings

Title: “Enhancing the capacity of marginalised groups to make peace processes more successful

Author: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria and N. Jester
Publisher: PolicyBristol
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 57
Date: May 2018

[PDF, ~0.3MB; click to access]



Title: “Improving the EU’s local capacity building efforts in post-conflict environments

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Publisher: EU-CIVCAP
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 2017/01

[PDF, ~0.3MB; click to access]



policybriefing-1Title: “Preventing and responding to conflict: Improving EU civilian capabilities must be prioritised

Author: Juncos, A.E.
Publisher: PolicyBristol
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 40/2016

[PDF, ~0.2MB; click to access]




PeaceCapacity Work Packages



Consortium management


Consolidation of available research and materials on inclusive peace processes


Designing, writing and producing the handbook of best practices


Pristina workshop: engaging ethnic and religious minorities


Hargeisa workshop: engaging women and girls


London workshop: engaging youth and diaspora


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication


Risk, ethics and data protection

Institutional Affiliation


University of Bristol

The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.