Guia Gilardoni is an international research project manager at ISMU Foundation, where now is in charge for the International Relations, specifically with the European Commission and international research networks, being member of the Steering Group of Metropolis International Network and the Board of Directors of IMISCOE. Her topics of interest are European migration policy, refugees and migrant integration. Between 2013 and 2015 she was the coordinator of the project KING – Knowledge for Integration Governance funded by the European Commission, DG Home Affairs whose results has been brought to the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Integration in November 2014. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Research Methods from Catholic University of Milan, where she specialized in the integration of young generations in multicultural society, and a bachelor's degree in Modern History from Bologna University.
Mauro Bernasconi, with a Master’s Degree in Political Science, has worked for ISMU Foundation since 2003, where he has coordinated and managed the various project activities. As Chief Administrative Officer since 2012, he has been responsible for the Foundation’s administrative management, the financial reporting of projects and the overall resources management. He is also the head of the accounting department, and as a safety manager, he ensures workplace safety. In 2011, he broadened his budgeting expertise and his financial reporting skills by attending the Official Course in European Funding and Project Design. He has been the administrative manager of both national and international projects; among others: the analytical study investigating the effects of regularization programs for non-EU workers (Ministry of Labor, 2004-2006); L2 Certifica il tuo italiano (Lombardy Region, 2007-2014); Parliamoci chiaro (Ministry of Interior, FEI funds, 2009); Obiettivo Futuro (Ministry of Labor, 2009-2010) and KING – Knowledge for INtegration Governance (EC, DG HOME, 2013-2015).
Pierre Georges Van Wolleghem holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Milan, Italy. He works as a researcher for Fondazione ISMU on a wide range of national and international projects. Pierre is also Honorary Fellow at the Centre for European Governance, University of Exeter, the UK and Teaching Assistant at the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations, Catholic University of Milan. His research interests revolve around the European Union, migration policies and policy evaluation.
Luca Merotta holds a M.A. in European Union studies from Leiden University and a M.A. in Transnational Politics from Paris 8 University. As Junior Project Manager at ISMU Foundation, he conducts research and manages projects on social policies, migration and international development with a focus on African countries. In the past he worked for the European Commission (DG Employment, social affairs and inclusion), for the network of children’s rights NGOs Eurochild and for the French Development Agency.
Marina D’Odorico holds a Ph.D. in Sociology & Research Methods from Catholic University of Milan. Since 2001, she works at ISMU Foundation. She has been involved, as senior researcher or in the role of coordinator, in many projects on migrant integration and asylum both at national and European level. She collaborated in writing the background note for the Ministerial Conference on Integration organized by the Italian Ministry of Interior in Nov. 2014. Her specific thematic areas of expertise include migrant integration processes, citizenship, reception and inclusion on asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection. On these topics, she published articles and monographies in Italian and in English.
Veronica Riniolo is Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Sociology and Social Research. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology & Research Methods from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milan. Since 2008 she works at ISMU Foundation. She has been involved in many projects on immigrant integration, discrimination and on Roma socio-economic inclusion both at national and European level. Between 2013 and 2015 she coordinated the European project “Promoting digital literacy of Roma people toward their active citizenship”. She publishes her works in national and international journals. Her specific thematic areas of expertise include immigrant integration processes, citizenship, immigrant political participation and Roma socio-economic inclusion.
Magdalena Lesinska is Assistant Professor in Centre of Migration Research at University of Warsaw (CMR UW). She was awarded a PhD in Political Science in 2006 at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wrocław. Her PhD thesis was devoted to the comparative analysis of political inclusion of the immigrants in contemporary Europe. She completed MA Program in Nationalism Studies in Central European University in Budapest (2002) and MA Program in Political Science in University of Wroclaw (2001). In 2006-2008 she served as an Assistant Professor at University of Wrocław in the Department of European Studies. Since 2008 she has been employed in the CMR UW, in 2008-2013 she performed duties of a Deputy Director there. Her present research area includes migration policy at state and EU level, asylum policy and refugee integration, and political and public participation of immigrants. She is co-editor of several books, and author of dozen or so articles and working papers, among them analyses of migration policy of Poland and other CEE countries, and political.
Nicola Pasini is associate professor in Political Science at the Department of Social and Political Studies of Università degli Studi di Milano, where he teaches Political and Administrative Systems and Local Governance. Since 1995 he is the manager of the ISMU Foundation Welfare anf Health Department. He edited several essays on the redefinition of the Western welfare systems (including the relation between immigration and health), on the relations between ethics, politics and public administration, on sub-national governance, on the transformation of political parties and on the evolution of the Italian political system.
Enrico Coletta is a Senior Manager with 8 years of experience in the government and public sector. Over the last years he has supported the Italian Ministry of Interior and has gained a strong expertise in the fields of Citizenship, Migration and Free Movement of EU citizens and their family members, including policy planning and design. He has also been involved in projects regarding process analysis and performance optimization.
Iacopo De Angelis is a Manager at EY in the Subsidised Finance Team with the aim to improve the participation of EY clients in European funding opportunities, in particular in the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Following a University degree in law and a post-graduation master in European Community Operator (European Funding Management), he worked as Officer at APRE (the Agency for the Promotion of European Research) from 2003 to 2013, in particular in the ICT, Security and NMP sectors. He has been, officially appointed by the European Commission and by the MIUR (Italian Ministry for Higher Education and Research) the Italian National Contact Point for the “Information Society Technologies” and “Security” thematic priority in FP7 and Italian National Contact Point for the European Funding Programme CIP ICT PSP. Iacopo has gained a relevant experience working as consultant and Project manager in project related to the Sixth and Seventh EU Framework Programmes, developing good monitoring skills, through an intensive research and support activity. He has also worked as Individual Contractor for the Italian Ministry of University and Research.
Giuseppe Ciarliero is a Senior consultant at EY and he has 5+ years of experience on various EU Funded projects and Programmes (Youth in Action 2007-13 - EFSR 2007-13 and 2014-20, Horizon 2020, LIFE+, Intelligent Energy Europe) and in the sound management of EU Funds. He is currently providing Technical Assistance to the Italian Ministry of Interior for the governance and management of the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Moreover, he was engaged in a project for the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion for the “Modernization and simplification of procedures in the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus”. Giuseppe holds a MA in International Relations and a BA in Political Science and has studied abroad at the Hague University (The Netherlands) and at the LSE (UK).
Thomas Huddleston is Programme Director on Migration and Integration at the Migration Policy Group. He coordinates MPG’s research on legal immigration and the integration of migrants and refugees, which largely focuses on national and EU policies and their effectiveness for integration outcomes. His areas of expertise focus on the quantitative measurement and evaluation of the success or failure of integration policies to respond to the specific needs of migrants and refugees and to facilitate their integration process over time. He designed and supervises as International Research Coordinator of the Migrant Integration Policy Index, the Refugee Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM) and the recent EU content of the European Website on Integration (EWSI). He served as co-author of the 2007 edition and principal author of the 2011 and 2015 editions. He has coordinated research for the EU’s Indicators on Migrant Integration, the third edition of the European Commission’s Handbook on Integration, the Immigrant Citizens Survey and the UNHCR Budapest’s pilot of the Refugee Integration Evaluation Tool. He is a member of the consortium of EUDO-Citizenship, the main source of information on citizenship policies in Europe and the Americas. His specific thematic areas of expertise include family reunification, naturalisation, immigrant political participation and the education of migrant and refugee children (SIRIUS network). He also chairs the quarterly migration subgroup of the NGO Platform on EU Migration and Asylum.
Marion Tomsett serves as MPG’s Office Manager. Marion has many years’ experience in office management in a wide range of sectors, ranging from large industrial multinationals to Belgian SME’s. She has also been working for 6 years as a bookkeeper in a Belgian law firm specialised in international business law. Marion handles the day to day operations of Migration Policy Group’s office in Brussels.
Alexander Wolffhardt is a Policy Analyst for MPG’s Migration and Integration programme sicne 2016. 15 years’ experience supporting the City of Vienna on local diversity policies and management, including the design and implementation of regular policy monitoring as well as operational support and recommendations of the city’s regional immigration commission. Extensive experience in the management and local implementation of EU-funded transnational projects on integration, including the Open Cities network and the DELI (Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration) project on local migrant entrepreneurship support. He is currently lead researcher on the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism for beneficiaries of international protection, member of the EU’s Urban Agenda Partnership on the Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees and contributes to the European Web Site on Integration. He has studied political science and modern history at the Universities of Vienna, Huddersfield (UK) and California-Davis. Holding a master degree in political science, recent further education included the LSE certificate in human rights law and ULB’s Odysseus programme on EU migration and asylum law.
Anne-Linde Joki is currently the Policy & Statistical Analyst for MPG, working as a quantitative researcher on Intercultural Cities (ICC) project, research and policy analyst on the topic of migrant political participation and migrant health, and she carries out policy analysis and authoring contributions for the European Web Site on Integration (EWSI).
Carmine Conte is Legal Policy Analyst for the Integration and the Anti-discrimination programmes. He works on the refugee integration tool and contributes to various parts of the anti-discrimination research. Carmine is also a PhD candidate in EU law at Middlesex University of London, where he was teaching assistant in EU internal market law.
Peter Scholten is Professor of Migration and Diversity Policies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, director of the IMISCOE Research Network and editor-in-chief of the journal Comparative Migration Studies. His research focuses on themes of migration and integration governance, comparative public policy, and the relation between research and policymaking. Since 2014 Peter is coordinator of the IMISCOE Research Network and head of the Network Office established at EUR. Furthermore, he is editor-in-chief of the journal Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. Also, he is fellow of the Scientific Council for Government Policy and coordinator of the master Governance of Migration and Diversity (a cooperation of Leiden University, Delft University, and Erasmus University Rotterdam). Peter Scholten is also the general coordinator of the CrossMigration project, a H2020 project on systematic knowledge accumulation in migration studies, and coordinator of a project on Cities of Migration. Furthermore, in the past, he has coordinated various international research projects that are relevant to this project, including DIAMINT that focused on research-policy dialogues on migration and integration in Europe. Other relevant projects include IMAGINATION (Urban Implications and Local Governance of CEE Migration (JPI-Urban Europe) and UPSTREAM (Developing Effective Strategies for the Mainstreaming of Integration Governance (European Integration Fund).
Zeynep Kasli is post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Public Administration & Sociology, at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. She recently earned her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Law and Society Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her main areas of research and expertise are migration and citizenship with a specific focus on theories, practices and multi-level governance of borders, mobility and diversity. Her work appeared in important academic journals in the field such as Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Refugee Studies and Alternatives: Global, Local, Political as well as other scholarly and non-scholarly periodicals. She is a member of Migration and Borders Working Group of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research and Migration Research Association in Turkey.
Michele LeVoy is the director of PICUM and leads the organization’s work in advocating, monitoring and raising awareness of undocumented migrants’ human rights towards European and global institutions. Michele serves on several boards at the global and EU levels, including the Civil Society Advisory Committee for the Global Forum on Migration and Development, Global Coalition on Migration, Women and Global Migration Working Group, and the Social Platform. She holds a Bachelor degree in French and Justice and Peace Studies from the University of St. Thomas and a Master in Applied Sciences (Housing and Development Program) from the Université Catholique de Louvain.
Paul Geeraerts is Financial Director at PICUM. He joined PICUM in 2010. He previously worked in finance and administration for Avocats sans Frontières, the Planned Parenthood Federation and Warner-Lambert. He holds a degree in accounting and fiscal law.
Eve Geddie is Deputy Director at PICUM. She works with the Director to implement PICUM’s vision, strategy, and methods of work and leads PICUM’s work on the social inclusion of undocumented migrants. She also provides support to PICUM’s communications, membership coordination and thematic work. Eve Geddie joined PICUM in 2007. She previously worked on women’s rights and regularisation campaigns in Ireland. Eve studied English,
Elisabeth Schmidt-Hieber joined PICUM in 2013. She previously worked in communications for a public relations consultancy and a disability rights NGO, and volunteers to support undocumented migrants. She studied journalism, American studies and sociology.
Salvatore Sofia is Policy advisor on migration and integration at EUROCITIES, where he is responsible for supporting EUROCITIES’ activities on migration and integration within the Social affairs Forum. Before joining EUROCITIES, Salvatore worked as a policy analyst on several EU projects in the field of home affairs, in particular on migration and asylum. He has also worked with civil society organisations dealing with refugees and the fight against organised crime. He has a legal background and holds a master’s
Ioannis Mantadis is Financial Project Officer at EUROCITIES. He holds a B.A. (Hons) in Business Economics and a Master’s degree in Accounting. On total, he has actively participated in more than 35 Commission-funded projects, having more than 13 years of experience in project’s Financial Monitoring and Management.
Guillermo Alvarez works as Projects and programme officer in the EUROCITIES Social affairs team. With a background in EU-funded projects and finance, he previously worked as a project officer in the Territorial Observatory of Navarre. More recently he worked as IT consultant in Poland, after which he joined EUROCITIES to participate in projects on migration and social affairs.
Kélig Puyet is the Director of Social Platform. She leads the network of 48 European social civil society organisations in advocating for EU policies that are developed in partnership with the people they affect, respecting fundamental rights, promoting solidarity and improving lives. Ms Puyet has acquired extensive experience of the civil society sector and the impact that EU and national policies have on people in vulnerable situations. She has over twenty years’ experience in the field of human rights, with a specific focus on children and youths, both in the EU and worldwide. Ms Puyet holds a master’s degree in law from the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, and a European master’s degree in human rights and democratisation from the Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights and the Rights of People (University of Padova) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (University of Lund).
Sabine Hoffmann is responsible for finance and accounting, administration and human resources at Social Platform. She previously worked as Financial Officer in a Brussels-based European non-profit organisation.
Silvana Roebstorf is Policy and Project Officer at Social Platform. She is mainly supporting the policy and advocacy work in the fields of human rights, equality and anti-discrimination and the inclusion of migrants and ethnic and religious minorities. She holds degrees in European Law and Human Rights Law and has previously worked on topics of equality and non-discrimination at the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet).
Kris Pollet, Senior Legal and Policy Officer, expert in international refugee law and EU asylum law. Kris Pollet has worked at ECRE since 2009. Prior to that he worked at Amnesty International for the Belgian asylum service. Kris represents ECRE in Frontex Consultative Forum, the EASO civil society forum, at the European Platform on Asylum and Migration and numerous other international fora. He leads ECRE’s work on the Common European Asylum System and oversees the AIDA project.
Evelyne Rottiers holds a master degree from the “ICHEC business management school in Brussels”. She also has the tile of recognized bookkeeper- fiscalist from the Belgian Institute IPCF-BIBF. She has started her career in IBM Belgium’s finance department, occupying several functions and since then has been a “Finance and Administration Manager” in different companies. Having worked quite a long time with WWF and other NGOs, she has gathered experience in managing the specific financial aspects of non-profit organizations. She has been 5 years with ECRE.
Dr. Sergio Carrera, Researcher. Dr. Carrera is Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs Programme, CEPS. He is Associate Professor/Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law in Maastricht University (The Netherlands). Carrera is also Honorary Professor at the School of Law in Queen Mary University of London (UK). He has authored and co-edited several volumes and academic articles in national and international scientific (peer-reviewed) journals. His main research interests are on EU justice and home affairs (JHA) law and policy, with particular focus on migration, asylum, citizenship and Schengen policies. He has also widely published on EU criminal justice law and police cooperation, and their impact on data protection/privacy. Carrera has been an external expert and written numerous studies for the European Commission, European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the Committee of the Regions. Furthermore, Dr. Carrera has an extensive experience on the coordination of EU funded projects as well as in the communication and dissemination of project results. Dr. Carrera has led several Task-Forces and used other interactive methods, from policy meetings to focus group discussions as to engage with the policy makers.
Lina Vosyliute works as a Researcher within CEPS Justice and Home Affairs Research Programme. Her primary research interests are the EU migration, asylum and border policies. She also has broader expertise in the area of the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights, such as questions related to criminal justice system, anti-discrimination policies in the EU. Previously, Lina worked as a researcher at Vilnius-based institute Visionary Analytics, where she has gained considerable expertise in applying qualitative methods. Since 2008, she has been conducting academic research and implemented evidence-based advocacy migration policies and human rights issues on behalf of various non-governmental organisations in Lithuania, Malta, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa. Lina has experience in delivering presentations at high-level policy events, such as a European Parliament hearing. In addition, she is skilled in facilitating focus group discussions, Delphi method.
Roberto Cortinovis Roberto Cortinovis obtained a PhD from the Catholic University of Milan in 2014 with a dissertation on the external dimension of EU migration policy. He also holds a MSc degree in Government and Politics in the European Union from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research interests concentrate on political and institutional developments in the fields of migration and asylum at the national and EU level, with a focus on external action in those areas. On the same topics, he has published several academic and policy-oriented contributions. Before joining CEPS, he was a Postdoctoral researcher in the department of Political science at the Catholic University of Milan
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