Léonie Maes

Project Manager

Institute: UNU-CRIS
Office: UNU-CRIS Potterierei 72, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
E-mail: lmaes (@) cris.unu.edu
Phone: +32 50 47 12 01
Fax: +32 50 47 13 09
Nationality: Belgium


Research interests

- Global and regional governance
- UN mission and peace operations
- Regional integration as a vehicle for peace
- EU foreign policy


- M.Sc. Public Policy and Human Development, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT.

- B.A. Political Science, University of Namur.

Biographical statement

Léonie Maes acts as a Project Manager at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS). Since 2011, she has managed projects through their life cycle, from their initiation to their closure. Among the projects to which Léonie contributed are two large-scale research projects funded by the European Commission under its seventh framework programme (FP7), namely EU-GRASP and GR:EEN. Besides her project management responsibilities, she conducts research activities and contributes to programme management and strategic planning.

Léonie holds a M.Sc. Public Policy and Human Development, with a specialisation in Social Policy Design, from the University of Maastricht and a B.A. Political Science from the University of Namur. Her master's dissertation addressed the regional dimension of the international response to the 2011 Libyan conflict. Léonie takes a special interest in the UN mission and peace operations worldwide, the peacekeeping activities of regional organisations, and the EU foreign policy. She gained experience as a trainee at the Council of the European Union (General Secretariat- Directorate-General Foreign Affairs) and as a research intern at UNU-CRIS (Regional Peace and Security Research Programme).

United Nations University Institute - Comparative Regional Integration Studies
Potterierei 72, 8000 Brugge, BE-Belgium
Tel.: +32 50 47 11 00 / Fax.: +32 50 47 13 09
Email: pvantorre@cris.unu.edu