Nicasia Picciano holds a Phd on the European Union State-Building in Kosovo at the Europa Universität Flensburg, Germany. She is the author of the book the European Union State-Building in Kosovo. Challenges and Lessons Learned: An Assessment of EULEX, Dr. Kova?, Hamburg. She is a former non-affiliated associate fellow at Group for Legal and Political Studies, Pristina; former International Research Fellow at Group for Legal and Political Studies, Pristina; research fellow at Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, Pristina; research fellow at the Central European University, Budapest; research assistant at the Europa Universität Flensburg. She also covers the Western Balkans for the Warsaw-based Visegrad Insight. Her research interests span from peace- and state-building, reconciliation and ethnic conflict, green energy transition, the Berlin Process and the Connectivity Agenda in Kosovo and the Western Balkans.