Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security in continuum in Europe.

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Isabelle Ioannides PDF Print E-mail

VU Amsterdam
Post-doctoral researcher


  • Perception of ethics and performance in European security
  • Externalisation of EU internal security norms and practices
  • International police missions (esp. European policebuilding)
  • Security Sector Reform in transitional & post-conflict environments
  • Critical approaches to post-conflict reconstruction
  • Complex organizational learning
Journal Articles & Chapters in Edited Collections

EU Civilian Capabilities and Cooperation with the Military Sector. In S. Silvestri and N. Pirozzi (eds) EU Crisis Management: Institutions and Capabilities in the Making. Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) (forthcoming, autumn 2010).
Demobilisation after War. In International Encyclopaedia for Peace. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
 “European Union Security Sector Policy: What Added Value‌” Eyes on Europe, December 2009, p. 37-39.
EUPOL Proxima and EUPAT (fYROM). In G. Grevi, D. Helly and D. Keohane (eds) (2009) European Security and Defence Policy: The ten first years (1999-2009). Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2009, pp. 187-200.
La réforme de la police en Macédoine : la coordination interinstitutionnelle et la coopération internationale à l’épreuve. In B. Delcourt, E. Klimis and M. Martinelli (eds) L’Union européenne et la gestion de crises. Aspects civils et militaires. Brussels: Presses universitaires de Bruxelles, 2008, p. 103‐128.
Police Mission in Macedonia. In M. Emerson and E. Gross (eds) Evaluating the EU’s Crisis Management Missions in the Balkans. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies, 2007, p. 81‐126.
EU Police Mission Proxima: Testing the ‘European’ Approach to Building Peace. In A. Nowak (ed.) Civilian Crisis Management: The EU Way. Chaillot Paper No. 90. Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies, June 2006, p. 69‐86.
“EU Police Reform in Macedonia: ‘Learning‐by‐Doing’‌”, CFSP Forum 4(4), July 2006, p. 5‐8.
Surplus Weapons and their Disposal. In Conversion Survey 2003: Global Disarmament, Demilitarization and Demobilization. Baden‐Baden: NOMOS Verlagsgesellschaft, May 2003, p. 81‐99. (with Sami Faltas and Jocelyn Mawdsley)
Surplus Weapons and their Disposal. In Conversion Survey 2002: Global Disarmament, Demilitarization and Demobilization. Baden‐Baden: NOMOS Verlagsgesellschaft, May 2002, p. 79‐86. (with Sami Faltas and Mary Foster)

Policy Reports & Briefs

‘European Policing’‌ A Critical Analysis of EU Crisis Management Efforts in the Western Balkans. In ASN Conference Proceedings “Globalisation, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts in the Balkans and Its Regional Context”. Belgrade: Forum for Ethnic relations, 2007.
Strengthened Export Controls: Pakistan’s Experience, Current and Future Challenges and Options. Conference Proceedings. Annual Conference of South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (UK). Brussels, 16‐17 November 2006.
Workshop III: Transnational and Global Challenges. Rapporteur’s Report. 4th Belgian Inter‐University Conference organised by the Euro‐Atlantic Association, in Brussels, 18 March 2005.
International Post‐Conflict Policing Operations: Enhancing Coordination and Effectiveness. Report on Wilton Park Conference S03/4. Wilton Park/ Bradford, January 2004. (Rapporteur and co‐author)
The European Rapid Reaction Force: Implications for Democratic Accountability. Paper 24. Bonn: Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC), September 2002.


PhD (International Relations & Security Studies), Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
MRes (Distinction) (International Relations), Department of Peace Studies/ The Graduate School, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
DEA (Political Science), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris, France
BA (Distinction) (Foreign Affairs & French Literature), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

English, French, Greek, Arabic, (German), (Dutch), (Macedonian)

Sept. 2009-present: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Free University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – VUA), Amsterdam
2003-present: Expert consultant for the UK FCO, DfID, MoD, the EU, the UNDP, the Council of Europe and numerous NGOs and think tanks
2002-present: Associate Research Fellow, Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB), Brussels
Spring 2010: Visiting Researcher, Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIRPED), Pristina
2008-2009: Head of Humanitarian Affairs Unit & Head of Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture, Future Worlds Centre, Nicosia
2003-2004: General Teaching Assistant and Seminar Tutor, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford
Spring/summer 2005: Visiting Researcher, Common Values, Skopje
Spring/summer 2004: Visiting Researcher, Institute for Democracy, Solidarity and Civil Society, Skopje
2003-2004: Marie Curie Research Fellow, Centre for International Cooperation and Security, Bradford
2001-2002: Marie Curie Research Fellow, Bonn International Centre for Conversion, Bonn
2000-2001: Parliamentary Liaison Officer, European Bureau for Conservation and Development, Brussels
2000: Trainee, Forward Studies Unit (think tank of President R. Prodi), European Commission, Brussels
1999-2000: Journalist/ News Editor, Politis, Nicosia
1996-1997: Chemical Weapons Convention Coordinator, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC
Summer 1995: Intern, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

♦ Fellowship of the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Stockholm) in the context of the joint research and training programme entitled ‘European Foreign and Security Policy Studies’
♦ The UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentship
♦ The UK University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Scholarship
♦ The British International Studies Association (BISA) Postgraduate Research Award
♦ Marie Curie Research Fellowship in the framework of the European Commission research and training network entitled ‘Bridging the Accountability Gap in the European Defence and Security Policy’
♦ The Chevening Scholarship, British Council/ UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
♦ Travel Grants from: Centre for International Cooperation and Security (UK); Council of Europe (France); Sciences Po (Paris); the UK University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES); European Commission; Volkswagen Stiftung (Hanover); the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on International Relations; Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Stockholm); Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); the International Studies Association (USA)

♦ ‘European Foreign and Security Policy Studies’ Joint Research and Training Network of the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Stockholm), Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino) and VolkswagenFoundation (Hanover)
♦ International Studies Association (ISA), USA
♦ British International Studies Association (BISA), UK
♦ University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), UK
♦ UACES Collaborative Network “European Studies and Policing”, UK
♦ UACES Specialist Group on “European Union Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management” (EUCPCM), UK
♦ Women in International Security (WIIS) ‐ Brussels, Belgium
♦ Democratic Leadership Programme, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
♦ Association for Cypriot, Greek and Turkish Affairs, UK