Connecting Stakeholders to Boost
Sustainable Development

Peace and conflicts Studies, Tampere Peace and Research Institute TAPRI Finland

 Elise Féron is Président of Pilot4dev since the 22nd of December 2023. 

She is a Docent and a senior research fellow at the Tampere Peace Research Institute (Finland). She is also invited professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium), at the University of Turin (Italy), at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), and at the Université Lumière de Bujumbura (Burundi) where she co-convenes a Gender Studies Master Programme. She holds an Accreditation to Supervise Research (Docent) and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Lille (France, 2003 and 1999). 

She has launched and participated in various projects in Europe and in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, and has chaired 7 major international projects over the past 15 years, among which two major EU funded FP6 and FP7 projects, and one KONE Foundation project called “Regional Challenges to Multilateralism”.

Her research interests include diaspora studies, post-colonial and decolonial studies, as well as gender studies. She is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, 3 monographs and 7 edited or coedited books and special journal issues, among which Revisiting Regionalism and the Contemporary World Order (Leverkusen-Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2019, co-edited with Jyrki Käkönen and Gabriel Rached) and Shedding light on a changing international order: theoretical and empirical challenges (Tampere: TAPRI Book Series, 2020, co-edited with Marko Juutinen, Jyrki Käkönen and Karim Maïche). She is also the author of around 30 policy briefs and research reports, and of more than a hundred conference papers.




Sustainable cities

Gender Equality

Governance & Dialogue

Peace Stability

is an independent initiative that connects global stakeholders active in Pilot development initiatives in the areas of Climate, Cities, Governance, Conflicts/Stability, the Environment and more generally the implementation of SDGs including Gender Equality.

Co-funded by EU

This project is co-funded by the European Union


Follow us on Linkedin : @Pilot4Dev
Follow us on Twitter : @Pilot4Dev
Follow us on Facebook : @PILOT4DEV