GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate



Giulia is an Erasmus Mundus Fellow, GEM PhD School in Globalization, the EU and Multilateralism, University of Warwick (UK) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).

Academic Degrees

Giulia holds a Master degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste (Gorizia).

Work Experience

Giulia has worked for the European External Action Service in the Crisis Response and Operational Coordination Department and for the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU, assisting the delegate to the Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CivCom). Giulia has worked for Vesalius College as Research Assistant. Giulia is also Senior Analyst in the Peace and Security Section of the Global Governance Institute ( and Associate Researcher at the Institute for European Studies (IES), Brussels.

Vesalius College, Lecturer in the following seminars:

October 2012 POL235, The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy in Theory and Practice

Spring 2013 POL333E, Policies in the European Union

November 2013 POL 235E, The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in Theory and Practice

November 2013 POL337, The EU as an International Actor: Civilian Approaches to Promoting Security and Development

Specific Research Title, Area and Promotor(s)

Research Project Title: The European Union and Interregional Crisis Response: Institutions, Policies and Global Challenges

In her PhD research project, Giulia analysis the recent changes in the global security architecture and assess strengths and weaknesses of an inter-regional approach to global crisis response. More specifically, this research project has the objective to explore the level of cooperation between the EU, and other regional organisations like ASEAN, the Arab League and the African Union in responding to man-made and natural disasters, and the possibility of developing a common information flow system.

Giulia focuses on EU as a Global Actor, EU Crisis Response and Civil Protection, EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management, CFSP/CSDP, EEAS, Comprehensive Approach, Global Governance and inter-regionalism, as well as on Innovative Teaching Methods.

Overview of Publications

Special Issues

Koops, A.J., and Tercovich, G. eds. (2016) 'A European Return to UN Peacekeeping?', International Peacekeeping, 23 (5).

Peer Reviewed Articles

Koops, A.J., and Tercovich, G. 'Introduction: A European Return to UN Peacekeeping:Opportunities, challenges and ways ahead', International Peacekeeping, 23 (5), November 2016.

Tercovich, G. 'Italy and UN peacekeeping: constant transformation', International Peacekeeping, 23 (5), November 2016.

Tercovich, G. 'Towards a Comprehensive Approach: The EEAS Crisis Response System', Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 22 (3), September 2014.

Articles, Essays & Reviews

Tercovich, G. and Koops, J.A. (2013) ‘Assessing the EU's Joint Communication on the Comprehensive Approach: Implications for EU Crisis Response and Conflict Prevention’, GGI Briefing Papers, December 2013

Koops, J.A., Shahin, J., Smythe, C., Tercovich, G. and Vandebriel, Z. ‘The EU and the GCC in Global Governance: Limitations and Future Potential, Gulf Papers, Geneva: Gulf Research Centre, December 2013

Tercovich, G., Jurgenliemk, H. and Koops, J.A. ‘Written Evidence on the Future of the EU's External Action Service (EEAS) and the EU's role and impact in global governance’, UK House of Lords' EU Sub-Committee on External Affairs, December 2012, p.99