Director of Research Centre
Prof. Dr. Florian Trauner is a Director of the Research Centre for Migration, Diversity and Justice and holds the Jean Monnet Chair 'EXPAND - Explaining Resilience in EU Justice and Home Affairs'. Together with Ilke Adam, he also coordinates the VUB Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM). A graduate of the Universities of Vienna and Copenhagen, he received his PhD in 2008 (with distinction) and his habilitation in 2015.
Florian Trauner’s research concerns the European integration process with a focus on EU asylum, migration, border control, return and internal security policies including the EU’s relations with third countries on these issues. His work has appeared in prominent journals such as West European Politics, the Journal for European Public Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Integration, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Prof. Trauner has (co-)directed projects dealing with EU-West African migration cooperation (funded by the United Nations University UNU-CRIS) and the role of supranational EU institutions in Justice and Home Affairs (funded by the Austrian Science Fund). At present, he leads a workpackage in the Horizon-2020 project BRIDGES on the production and impact of migration narratives and directs an ERC Runner-up project on ‘coercive EU mobility rules’ funded by the Flemish Research Fund (FWO).
Florian Trauner is a regular Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Natolin Campus) and has held permanent or visiting positions at the University of Vienna, Renmin University of China (in Beijing), Sciences Po Paris and the EU Institute for Security Studies. He also acted as an external expert for the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the International Organisation for Migration.
Migration information campaigns: How to analyse their impact?
Bureaucratic Migration Politics in West Africa: Opportunities and Dependencies Created by EU Funding
The Great Covid Paper Wall: European Strategies to Deal with Chinese Visa Restrictions
The European and national parliaments in the area of freedom, security and justice: does interparliamentary cooperation lead to joint oversight?
Hungary’s renationalisation strategies: how a populist radical right government may seek control over (EU) migration policy
Return Sponsorships in the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum: High Stakes, Low Gains
The EU's ‘return rate’ with third countries: Why EU readmission agreements do not make much difference
From Trevi to Europol: Germany’s role in the integration of EU police cooperation
Reforming me softly – how soft law has changed EU return policy since the migration crisis
Ghana and EU Migration Policy: Studying an African Response to the EU Externalisation Agenda
FWO - Escaping gridlock through financial instruments? Analyzing change in EU funding for migration and asylum
BIRMM: Brussels Interdisciplinary Research centre on Migration and Minorities
BRIDGES: Assessing the production and impact of migration narratives
European Commission - Horizon 2020
Jean Monnet Chair: EXPAND - Explaining Resilience in EU Justice and Home Affairs
Who wins the legislative battle? Tracing legislative change and policy ideas in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
JP-COOPS: Judicial and Police cooperation preventing radicalisation towards terrorism
FAIRNESS: Implementation of Stockholm's roadmap in cases of terrorism and radicalisation
MINDb4ACT: Mapping, IdentifyiNg and Developing skills and opportunities in operating environments to co-create innovative, ethical and effective ACTions to tackle radicalization leading to violent extremism”
European Commission - Horizon 2020
Jean Monnet Chair: EXACT - Explaining EU Action in Counter Terrorism