Petteri Taitto is currently holding a position of Principal Scientist at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland. His job includes crisis management and humanitarian response project development, evaluation and coordination.
He is experienced in evaluation and lesson processes, and has been a member of EEAS lessons Working Group, the main evaluator for DG ECHO Civil Protection exercises, and the deputy director of VIKING18 exercise evaluation. He is a EU Civil Protection expert since 2006 and his field mission experiences include UN Missions in the Balkans and various capacity-building missions in Asia and in Africa. His publications include articles on EU Integrated Approach, CSDP capability development, and training and education methodologies.
Petteri has previously held positions in the European External Action Service as an operations planner and training coordinator for EU CSDP Mission related training programmes at the European Security and Defence College. He has also developed and implemented training programmes for civilian crisis management when working as CMC Finland's Head of Training. His other earlier appointments include such as Principal Lecturer and education programme leader at the Emergency Services College, and various assignments in Finnish Defence Forces, including teacher at the National Defence University.