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Giovanni Faleg

Giovanni Faleg was a senior analyst at the Institute from 2018 to 2023. He was responsible for the sub-Saharan Africa portfolio and was project co-director of the multi-million, EU-funded initiative 'Countering Foreign Interference. A project to strengthen EU CSDP capacities against foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI)'. He also covered EU civilian crisis management, the integrated approach to conflicts and crises, conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

Before joining the EUISS, he worked at the World Bank (2014-2018) in the fragility, conflict and violence unit; at the Centre for European Policy Studies (2011-2018) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (2013), focusing on the EU’s foreign and security policy.

Giovanni holds a PhD in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014), with a thesis on the evolution of security cooperation in the EU through institutional learning. He is the author of The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy: Learning Communities in International Organizations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and More Union in European Defence (CEPS, 2015).