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Personal information

João A. Silveira is an independent policy analyst, a researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), and a PhD candidate. He holds degrees in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation (M.A.), and in International Relations (B.A.) from University of Minho. He is currently a PhD candidate in Global Studies at NOVA - New University of Lisbon, with a Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) full scholarship. He provides policy analysis for think tanks, private companies, and universities.

His research interests cover three main venues: Transatlantic Relations, with emphasis on EU-NATO cooperation, and US-Europe relations; Security Studies, with emphasis on maritime security, and EU CSDP; and Economic Transitions, with emphasis on economic sectors reconversion or adaptation, and countries patterns of inclusion or exclusion from the international community.

Education/Academic qualification

European Policies and Territorial Cooperation , Master, Universidade do Minho

Oct 2011Mar 2015

International Relations, Bachelor, Universidade do Minho

Sep 2005Jul 2008

Global Studies, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Oct 2015 → …

External positions

Independent Policy Analyst

Jan 2014 → …

Research Assistant , HCSS – The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

Aug 2013Dec 2013

External Consultant, SIPE – Sindicato Independente de Professores e Educadores

Jul 2011Dec 2011

Project Officer, Associação CASA

Jun 2010Jul 2013

International Development Officer , Engenho e Obra

Feb 2010May 2010

Product Manager Assistant , aicep Portugal Global

Dec 2008Jul 2009


  • JZ International relations
  • Security Studies
  • Maritime Security
  • Transatlantic Relations
  • Piracy
  • Economic Transitions
  • JF Political institutions (General)
  • European Union
  • NATO
  • EU-NATO Cooperation

Research Output at NOVA 2017 2018

  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article

Democracia e Segurança global: uma introdução

Sousa, P. M. P. E. & Silveira, J. A., Feb 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

A Resposta da União Europeia às Migrações Irregulares Marítimas

Silveira, J. A., 2017, IDN Cadernos. Carriço, A. (ed.). Lisboa: Instituto da Defesa Nacional, Vol. 25. p. 125-144 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

A Resposta da União Europeia às Migrações Irregulares Marítimas: Iniciativas em Mar

Silveira, J. A., 2017, In : IDN Cadernos. 25, p. 125-144 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

EU Maritime Strategies: The vision of the EU towards the oceans

Silveira, J. A., 14 Sep 2017, p. 1-30. 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper