Pernille Rieker

Research Professor

Pernille Rieker's research interests are European integration (EU) and European foreign and security policy, including French and the Nordic countries' foreign and security policies. She has also done research on dialogue and conflict resolution more generally. She has a doctoral degree from 2004 (University of Oslo).

Among her most recent publications are the books  French Foreign Policy in a Changing World. Practising Grandeur (Palgrave, 2017), External governance as security community building - the limits and potential of the European Neighbourhood Policy (Routledge 2016) and Dialogue and Conflict resolution. Potential and limits (Routledge 2015) and the articles: EU-supported reforms in the EU neighbourhood as organized anarchies: the case of post-Maidan Ukraine, Autonomy or integration? Small-state responses to a changing European security landscape (Global Affairs, 3 ,2017), 'The EU, Russia and the potential for dialogue - Different readings of the crisis in Ukraine'. (European Security nr 3 2016) and 'The EEA Grant. A source of Soft Power?’ (Journal of European Integration nr 4 2015).

More information about her publications can be found at her profiles at Academia and Research Gate

Rieker is part of NUPI's research group on security and defence and is responsible for NUPI's Center for European Studies (NCE), including the forums seminar series Norway meets Europe.  She is involved in a number of research projects. Until recently she was project leader for the RCN-funded project EUNOR (2015-2017) and has also got funding for the follow up project, EUFLEX (2019-2021). In addition, she is WP leader in the NUPI-led H2020 project EUNPACK (2015-). In addition, she coordinates the NUPI participation in the European research network TEPSA and is board member of ECSA Norway.

Ongoing research:

EPOS project: The EU's and its member states power political repertoires

EUNPACK project: EU's capacity for crisis response 

EUFLEX project: The drivers and mechanisms in EU's foreign, security and defense policy