European University Institute, Migration Policy Centre

´The European University Institute (EUI) was founded in 1972 by the member states of the European Community to provide advanced academic and cultural training on a European basis. Research is conducted in a European perspective and the approach is fundamentally interdisciplinary and comparative. Both basic and applied research in History, Law, Economics, and Political and Social Sciences, is done in the Departments and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS).


The EUI has, at any given moment, about 500 Ph.D. students, about 100 post-doctoral fellows, about 50 full time professors and about 30 other part-time and visiting academics recruited from the EU and beyond. Through the academic networks of all these scholars, the EUI has contacts with academics and academic institutions all over the world. The RSCAS is devoted to inter-disciplinary and comparative research and to promote work on the major issues facing the process of integration and European society. Its main objectives are to produce research of the highest intellectual quality; to collaborate with other centres of research excellence; to provide opportunities for young scholars working in its key fields; and to promote dialogue with the world of practice. The research agenda is organised around a set of core themes and is continuously evolving, reflecting the changing agenda of European integration and the expanding membership of the European Union. The Centre hosts major research programmes and projects, and a range of working groups and ad hoc initiatives. The Migration Policy Centre – MPC, based at the RSCAS, currently has among its staff: 1 Director, 1 Deputy Director, 2 Part-time Professors, 7 Research Fellows, 3 Research Associates, several Visiting Fellow/Short-term Visitors, 1 Webmaster and 3 full-time staff members (2 Administrative Assistants and 1 Project Manager). The EUI and its RSCAS have been involved in the Framework Programmes 4th – 7th and now H2020 for years, many times as co-ordinators of research consortia.


Role in ASILE

The MPC´s core administrative staff is experienced in co-ordinating and managing multi-disciplinary international research projects. Furthermore, the research team combines political scientists with International Relations researchers. EUI will be leading together with CEPS WP1 – Inventory of Asylum Governance Instruments and Actors, concretely in Tasks 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3. It will work, in cooperation with Gothenburg, WP2, leading Task 2.1 on Actors and their Networks. It will also be responsible for organizing a Training Session under WP7 – Dissemination and Training, benefiting from their experience in the organization of Training/Summer Schools as well as fellowships.

Team Members

Andrew Geddes

ASILE Work package Leader –WP1 Inventory of Asylum Governance Instruments and Actors

Short biography

Professor Andrew Geddes is Director of the Migration Policy Centre and holds the Chair in Migration Studies at the European University Institute (EUI). Prior to joining EUI he was a Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK. For the period 2014-19 he has been awarded an Advanced Investigator Grant by the European Research Council for a project on the drivers of global migration governance. His current research focuses on inter and intra-regional comparison of migration governance with a focus on Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America.

Leiza Brumat

ASILE Researcher

Short biography

Dr. Leiza Brumat is a Research Fellow in the MIGPROSP project at the Migration Policy Centre of the European University Institute. She is an International Relations analyst who was awarded a PhD in Social Sciences by Flacso –Argentina with a thesis on migration policies and the free movement of persons in Mercosur. Before joining the EUI she was a lecturer in International Relations, Latin American Politics and Regional Integration in UADE and in Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, as well as a Research Fellow for the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina. She was visiting scholar in Università di Bologna and visiting researcher in Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has been a consultant for the IOM, the South American Conference on Migration and the Mercosur. She has published on regional integration, migration policies and the free movement of persons.