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Giulio Venneri

Dr. Giulio Venneri is a civil servant of the European Union, working as an administrator at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. He is currently the Head of the “Center of Thematic Expertise (CoTE) on Rule of Law, Fundamental Rights and Democracy” in the Directorate General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). Previously he served as team leader for political affairs and rule of law matters related to Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2017-2020, he was Permanent Secretary to the management board of the International Monitoring Operation (IMO), overseeing the vetting of magistrates in Albania. He previously worked as rule of law and security desk officer at the Enlargement Directorate General. Prior to joining the European Commission, he served in the "Global Issues” unit at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. E

He is also running vocational trainings, like the Learning Policy Advice module at the School of Government of Luiss University in Rome and the Policy Skills Lab at the University of Westminster in London. He has also regularly lectured at the University of Trento, the College of Europe in Bruges, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, among others. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Laurea Magistralis in Policies and Governance in Europe at the Political Science Department of Luiss University. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD, with honours, by the School of International Studies at the University of Trento. In the framework of his PhD, he was visiting-researcher at the Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent) and the Buffett Centre for International Comparative Studies at Northwestern University (Chicago, USA).

Selected publications:

  • Realist Perspectives: The Missed Opportunity of Creating a Pan-European Collective Security Organization in “The OSCE: Soft Security for a Hard World” ed. by R. Dominguez, A. Holtslag, Berlin: Peter Lang (2014).
  • The EU and Civil Society Promotion in the Western Balkans: Moving towards a ‘2.0 Modus Interagendi’? A practitioner’s viewpoint, in “Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans” edited by V. Bojicic-Dzelilovic, J. Ker-Lindsay, D. Kostovicova (2012): pp.85-92.
  • Editor of the book Lo slancio di Astana. Roma: Edizioni Alpes Italia (2010).
  • “Beyond the Sovereignty Paradox: The EU ‘Hands-up’ Statebuilding of Bosnia-Herzegovina”, in Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, special issue on “Statebuilding and the Internationalised Dynamics of State-formation”, Vol. 4 N. 2 (2010): pp. 153-178.
  • “Conquered vs. Octroyée Ownership: Police Reform, Conditionality and the EU’s Member-Statebuilding in Bosnia-Herzegovina”, in Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, special issue on “The Future of Statebuilding: Ethics, Power and Responsibility in IR”, (2010).
  • “G-What, G-How, and G-How Many? The Future of the G8 Political Agenda.” Milano: Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, ISPI Policy Brief No. 148 (2009). Online.