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Tobias Flessenkemper is working in the area of the foreign and security policy focusing on democratisation, rule of law and accountability. He is Managing Director of, an independent, non-partisan and impartial organisation providing technical assistance, expertise and research in political transition processes.
2012-2013 he was a Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. 2004-2012 he served in senior functions in EU missions in Skopje and Sarajevo. 1998-2001, he was Secretary General of the European Youth Forum and 1996-1998 of the Young European Federalists (JEF) in Brussels. He holds Magister Artium (M.A) in political science from the University of Cologne and a European Master in International Humanitarian Assistance (E.MA) from the University of Bochum.
He serves on the Board of the South East Europe Association and the Board of Trustees of the Foundation “Schüler Helfen Leben“.

Publications :
"Bosnia and Herzegovina", in: Constitutional Politics in Central and Eastern Europe, Anna Fruhstorfer and Michael Hein, editors (VS Springer), October 2016
“EU approaches to police and human rights in the Western Balkans”, in: International Journal of Human Rights (special issue, eds. Gemma Collantes-Celador and Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers) – forthcoming 2014
“Bosnia and Herzegovina – plus ca change” in: OSCE Yearbook 2012, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy – IFSH (ed.), Baden-Baden (Nomos), 2013 (also in German)
“Ten years after. Lessons from the European Union Police Mission in BiH 2002-2012”, co-editor with Damien Helly; therein: “Lessons from staffing and equipping EUPM. Learning by doing?” & “Support to the fight against organised crime and corruption – Between standards, structural reform and pragmatism”, Paris (EU Institute for Security Studies) 2013
“What is the gender of security? / Kojeg je roda sigurnost?”, co-editor with Damir Arsenijevic, Sarajevo (Sarajevo Open Centre) 2013
“10 Jahre EU-Polizeimission in Bosnien und Herzegowina: Versuch einer Bilanz“, Berlin (Centre for International Peace Operations / Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze – ZIF) 2012
“Building and Removing Visa Walls: On European integration of the Western Balkans” (with Tobias Bütow), in: Security and Peace / Sicherheit und Frieden, S+F 3/2011
“Report: Seminar on Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Security Sector Reform and the Stabilisation and Association Process”, co-editor, Ljubljana (EUPM and Centre for European Perspective) 2009
“EUPOL Proxima in Macedonia, 2003-05”, in: Merlingen, Michael; Ostrauskaite, Rasa (eds.): European Security and Defence Policy. An implementation perspective, London/New York (Routledge) 2008