Our Advisory Board is comprised of eminent researchers and relevant stakeholders in politics and society.
The Advisory Board will provide tailored consultancy and ensure early engagement with key target groups. This will enable the Project Consortium to produce concrete and research-based political recommendations. Detailed exchange with experts, for example, from the European Commission will allow for a clear picture of where tensions lie in migration and refugee policy on the European and member state level.
Giancarlo Bosetti is director at ResetDoc-Dialogues on Civilization, an international association committed to research on international relations, pluralism, advancements of human rights and evolution of democracy. He is currently a columnist for the Italian daily La Repubblica and he has been teaching at University La Sapienza, and University Roma Tre.
Frans Brom is Council Director of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy as well as professor at the Utrecht University. In his research and teaching he focuses on the ethics of science and policy in science based strategic policy advice.
Elizabeth Collett is the Founding Director of Migration Policy Institute Europe and the Senior Advisor to MPI’s Transatlantic Council on Migration. Her work mainly focuses on the future of EU immigration and asylum policy, as well as national-level policy developments.
Izabela Czernieiewska is a cultural anthropologist and independent researcher in Poland. Her research interests include migration with a focus on Polish migration and returning migration, educational aspects of migration, as well as multicultural education, where she conceptualises educational projects and activities both dealing with ethnic minorities, refugees, immigrants and returning migrants.
Edward Hall is working for the Asylum Service in Greece.
Naoko Hashimoto has been working as a practitioner for the past 15 years on refugee and forced migration issues, as a staff member of UNHCR, IOM, and the Government of Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice). Her research focuses on refugee resettlement to Japan, asylum and immigration law, human rights of migrants, rescue at sea and other migration related issues.
Josef Janning is Head of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Office in Berlin. Prior to that he has been working as a Mercator Fellow at the German Council of Foreign Relations. His areas of expertise include European integration, EU reform, European foreign and security policy as well as global governance.
Ahmet İçduygu is Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University. He currently holds a dual appointment as a full professor at Koç, one is in the Department of International Relations and the other in the Department of Sociology. He is also the Director of the Migration Research Center at Koç (MiReKoc). His research mainly focuses on migration studies, political demography, ethnic and racial studies as well as Mediterrean studies.
George Joseph is Director of the National and Migration Department (Caritas) and a member of the Advocacy Working Group on European Migration and Asylum at Caritas Sweden. His work focuses on the practises of civil society organisations with respect to migration, asylum and integration.
Witold Klaus is assistant professor at the Institute for Legal Studies at the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw and is the Founder and Director of the human rights organisation Association for Legal Intervention.
Elena Paciotti is the Head of the European Observatory on Fundamental Rights’ Respect. From 1999 to 2004 she was a member of the European Parliament, and, in that role, a Member of the Citizens’ Freedom & Rights and Justice and Home Affairs Committee, of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities; of the Convention on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union; and of the Convention on the Future of Europe. She was also President of the Fondazione Lelio e Lisli Basso-Issoco; Member of the Management Board and of the Executive Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; and President of the Italian National Association of Magistrates.
Stephanie Roels is Senior Policy Officer for Human Rights at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her interests include business and human rights, foreign affairs and human security.
Annika Sandlund is Inter Agency Coordinator at the UNHCR. She has been working for several different organisations in the humanitarian field. Annika has experience as a board member of the Finnish Amnesty International as well as the Finnish Refugee Council, before taking up work in the international arena. In her work she focuses on human rights, international law and political science.
Antoine Savary joined the European Commission in 2004. In July 2015, he moved to the unit in charge of legal migration and integration as Deputy Head of Unit where he coordinates the work on integration issues.
Christoph Tometten, LL.M. (Köln/Paris I), is an attorney-at-law admitted to the Bar of Berlin and is specialised in migration and refugee law. As an expert in migration law and policy, he has been an advisor to a member of the German Bundestag, a counsellor for migrants and refugees in a Berlin-based NGO, and a freelance researcher.