Philipp Stutz is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Research Centre for Migration, Diversity and Justice at the Brussels School of Governance. Philipp's research interests concentrate on EU migration policy, externalisation and cooperation with third countries and focuses particularly on the EU's return rate.
Currently, Philipp works on the FWO-funded project 'The creation of a dataset on coercive EU mobility rules'. Mobility rules can be enforced by coercive means e.g. through a forcible return procedure or a Dublin transfer of asylum seekers back to their point of entry in Europe. The project will create a unique dataset featuring country-to-country cooperation patterns on coercive mobility within Europe (on Dublin transfers) and from Europe to the rest of the world (on return cooperation) from 1999 to 2020.
His PhD thesis at VUB investigated the EU's readmission and return policy with third countries in the EU neighbourhood and parts of Africa and Asia. The dissertation's empirical-based comparative approach questions the effectiveness of the EU's readmission and return policy.
Philipp studied political science with a focus on European studies and International Relations in Munich, Tuebingen, and Leeds and holds an MA from LMU Munich. Previously, Philipp was a research assistant at the Technical University Munich and interned with a Member of the European Parliament and at the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin, where he conducted research on EU migration and asylum policy and the perception of migration policy in Germany.