- Developing social protection strategies for asylum-seekers
- Socio-economic inclusion of migrants in a post Covid-19 context
- Devising policy solutions to improve integration of refugees in labour markets
- Coping with climate change through resilient cities and plans for urban migration
- Women agency and vulnerability to exploitation emerging from the migration experience
- Improving vaccination coverage for migrants and refugees communities
- Introducing good practices ensuring access to education for migrant students
- Fostering the role of diaspora organizations and remittances
- Return migration networks as key elements of post-pandemic development strategies
- Devising new policy tools to reap the benefits of circular migration in countries of origin and destination
TF10 Policy Briefs – Migration
Emma Bonino is Italian Senator elected in the last political competition with More Europe. She served as the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2013 and 2014. From 2008 to 2013 she served as Vice-Chair of the Italian Senate. She has been Minister for International Trade and European Affairs. First elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 1976, she has served either in the Italian or in the European Parliament continuously since then, except when she was European Commissioner, between 1994 and 1999. During this period she confronted man-made crises, including the Balkans and the Great Lakes region. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at the International Crisis Group (ICR). She is also co-chair of the council of Foreign Relations (ECFR),an active Member of the Radical Party.
Asli Selin Okyay
Elena Sánchez-Montijano is Research Professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE, Mexico) and Researcher at Autonomous University of Barcelona. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Science from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona) and a Master in International Cooperation and Development from the Granada University. Previously, she was Senior Research Fellow at CIDOB and Associate Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM) at UPF. Her main areas of interest are migrant integration policies, migration regimes and the transnational relations of foreigners with their countries of origin. Currently, she is co-coordinating the project ‘Towards an Integration Policy for those on the Move in Mexico’, funded by Open Society Foundation; researcher at IT-FLOWS project (IT tools and methods for managing migration flows), funded by the H2020 from the European Commission; and researcher at ‘Atlantic Network 2.0’ project, funded by European Jean Monnet programme. In the past, she was the Scientific Coordinator of the SAHWA project (Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract) funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. Also, she was the co-director of the project Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX). She has participated in dozens of academic European projects. She has been a visiting researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Oxford University, in 2010, at the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), Université de Liège, in 2012, and at Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in 2019.
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze is the Head of Special Projects in the office of the Executive Director at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). The ISS is a pan-African organisation promoting sustainable peace, security, stability and justice in Africa through teams based across the continent. Before joining the ISS in 2009, Ottilia was a junior legal advisor and human rights education officer. She explores new areas of work for the ISS and helps to inform institutional strategy. Ottilia’s primary areas of interest are international criminal justice, international human rights law, and migration trends and policy. She serves on various boards and as a strategic advisor on human security in Africa. She has a Master of Laws degree in fundamental rights litigation and international human rights law from the University of South Africa; a Post-Graduate Certificate from the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria, and a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Studies from Rhodes University.
Filippo Di Robilant
Filippo di Robilant (b.1959) has spent most of his career in public service, at European and national level. From 2015 to 2020 he was member of the Management Board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. From 2006 to 2014 he performed the functions of Head of the Secretariat of the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, of the Minister for European Affairs and International Trade, and was Advisor to the Vice President of the Senate. In 2005 he was press officer of the EU election observation mission to Afghanistan. From 1999 to 2003, as a Director of the Italian Communications’ Authority, he dealt extensively with international best practices in telecommunication and media regulation. From 1995 to 1998 he was European Commission Spokesman for fisheries, consumer policy and humanitarian aid. In 1994 he was co-founder and treasurer of the NGO No Peace without Justice and in 1989 he was co-founder, vice-president and CEO of Telethon-Italia. From 1983 to 1992 he was private secretary to the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of Latin America, cultural affairs and development cooperation. During the same period, he was junior assistant in the World Commission for Environment and Development and in the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues, both set up by the UN. In the early eighties, as official of the European Parliament, he was among the promoters of the international campaign against hunger in the world. Currently, he is President of the Italian Foundation for the United World Colleges and occasionally teaches human rights and international humanitarian law in various institutions and universities. Filippo di Robilant attended Atlantic College, Wales, and London School of Economics.
Luca Barana is a Research Fellow at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). His current research focuses on EU’s migration policies, including within the EU-funded project IT FLOWS – IT Tools and Methods for Managing Migration Flows. He also studies EU’s relations with Africa, looking at current policy developments in the relations with the African Union and within the post-Cotonou process. He has a research interest in the role of regional integration and multilateral governance in the African continent. Barana is responsible for managing IAI’s relations with public and private stakeholders in Turin. After his graduation in European Studies at the University of Studies of Turin, he has been Junior Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (London/Turin) and Program Manager at the Centre for African Studies in Turin.