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Latest Publication

The impact of “policy paradigms” on energy security issues in protracted conflict environments: the case of Cyprus

Vasileios P. Karakasis

SocioEconomic Challenges / 2017

What are the main policy paradigms that guide the opinion leaders throughout energy security matters within protracted conflict environments? Using the de facto divided island of Cyprus as our single case study, we will deliberately follow grounded theory in order to create conceptual definitions out of rudimentary “working ideas” that involve “protracted conflict environment”, “energy security” and stakes in “decision making”. 



Summer School 2017

In 2017, the Sen Foundation will organize a summer school module on Human Security, Rights, and Development in cooperation with The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The Hague, also known as the City of International Peace, Justice and Security, hosts around 131 international institutes and 80 justice organizations. It is one of the United Nations cities, along with Geneva and New York



  • Grensland Genootschap/ Grensland Society
  • Water desalination project
  • Humanity Formula
  • Aid project Africa



We offer courses, guest lectures, and training on Peacebuilding, UN activities and Development Cooperation. Our current courses are taught at the Bachelor and Master level at Leiden University. They include Peacebuilding after Conflict, International Relations, and International Organizations as well as Current Issues.


This is Sen

The Sen Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation for research and education in the field of international cooperation. It was established in 2009. Researchers, teachers and students contribute to promoting better global relations. The Foundation is also certified as an educational institution for professional courses. It cooperates with institutions for higher education and official and private organisations for humanitarian aid and international development.


Faces of Sen

Since 2014 Vasilis has been working as a Course Coordinator for Sen Foundation. Under the auspices of Pr. Voorhoeve, he has coordinated and taught Bachelor- and Master-level courses on International Relations/ Organizations and Peacebuilding at Leiden University. For two consecutive years (2015 and 2016) and in the context of the Summer Schools held by The Hague University of Applied Sciences, he organized and taught at the Module on “Human Security, Rights and Development”.