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Mr. Ian Bancroft

  •   Serbia

Ian Bancroft is currently EULEX's coordinator for north Kosovo, having served as head of the Brčko Office of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ian was previously the executive director of TransConflict, an organization undertaking conflict transformation projects and research. Ian has written for The Guardian, UN Global Experts and Business New Europe on Western Balkan affairs, focusing primarily on Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has provided analysis and insight to a variety of media outlets, including the BBC, Radio Free Europe and Voice of America. Ian is also the author of a chapter, entitled ‘Reconciliation through Recognition’, in ‘The Yugoslav Example: Violence, War and Difficult Ways Towards Peace’. Ian has delivered trainings on conflict sensitivity to UN staff in south Serbia, taught a course on south Serbia at Singidunum University’s Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) in Belgrade and was part of a UN-funded research team exploring the drivers of conflict in south Serbia. Ian has spoken at a number of international conferences on a range of topics related to peacebuilding in post-war contexts. Ian was previously employed as a consultant to the Democratization Department of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he worked on strengthening local governance and civil society. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the London School of Economics (LSE), focusing primarily on democracy and democratization, particularly in deeply-divided societies.

Trainings Offered
Topic Levels Languages
Conflict transformation Basic English
Conflict transformation Advanced English
Conflict analysis Basic English
Conflict analysis Advanced English
Conflict prevention Basic English
Conflict prevention Advanced English
Crisis management Basic English
Crisis management Advanced English
Acting head of eulex’s regional liaison offic…
3/2017 - 9/2017
Belgrade, Serbia
Co-ordinator north
3/2015 - 12/2018
Mitrovica, kosovo, Serbia
Head of brčko office
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
1/2013 - 3/2015
Brcko, Bosnia and herzegovina
Target Audience
  • Military
  • Policy makers
  • Civil servants in governments
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • Youth
  • NGO staff
  • Transforming Civil Conflicts - The Network University Amsterdam and Modus Operandi
Customised Trainings No
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict management
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Facilitation
- Bancroft, Ian. "Reconciliation through Recognition." The Yugoslav Example: Violence, War and Difficult Ways Towards Peace (2014): 127.
- Bacevic, Jana, Ian Bancroft, Orli Fridman, and Jelena Tošić. "The Conflict and its Aftermath in South Serbia–Social and Ethnic Relations, Agency and Belonging in Presevo and Bujanovac." (2011).
BSc Government and Economics,  London school of economics
9/1999 - 8/2002
London,  United kingdom
MSc Comparative Politics,  London school of economics
9/2004 - 9/2005
London,  United kingdom
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