Florian Trauner is a Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe. His research interests concern the field of European integration, in particular EU justice and home affairs (internal and external dimension), fundamental rights and rule of law promotion and EU-Western Balkans relations. A graduate of the Universities of Vienna and Copenhagen, he received his PhD in 2008 (with distinction) and his habilitation in 2015.

His research has appeared in a number of journals including the Journal for European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, and publishing houses such as Manchester University Press and Oxford University Press. Among his recent publications are ‘Policy Change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter’ (Routledge 2015, with Ariadna Ripoll Servent) and ‘Asylum Policy: the EU’s "crises" and the looming policy regime failure’ (Journal of European Integration, 2016). Florian Trauner had permanent or visiting positions at the Institute for European Integration Research of the University of Vienna, Science Po’s centre d'études européennes, and the Paris-based EU Institute for Security Studies. He also acted as adviser and external expert for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Selected publications

  • Trauner, Florian/Ariadna Ripoll Servent (2016): The communitarisation of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: why institutional change does not translate into policy change, In: Journal of Common Market Studies, DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12397
  • Trauner, Florian (2016): Wie sollen Flüchtlinge in Europa verteilt werden? Der Streit um einen Paradigmenwechsel in der EU-Asylpolitik. In: integration, 39 (2), 93-106.
  • Trauner, Florian (2016): Asylum Policy - the EU’s ‘crises’ and the looming policy regime failure. In: Journal of European Integration, 38 (3), 311-325.
  • Trauner, Florian (2016): New kids on the CFSP block: the JHA agencies. Brief Nr. 7, Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), March 2016. http://www.iss.europa.eu/publications/detail/article/new-kids-on-the-cfsp-block-the-jha-agencies/
  • Trauner, Florian/Ariadna Ripoll Servent (eds., 2015): Policy Change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter. London: Routledge.
  • Trauner, Florian (2015): The role of the European Union in the Fair Management of Migration. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): A Fair Deal on Talent – Fostering Just Migration Governance. Gütersloh: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 241-256 (chapter translated also in German).
  • Ripoll Servent, Ariadna/Florian Trauner (2014): Do supranational EU institutions make a difference? EU asylum law before and after communitarisation. In: Journal of European Public Policy, 21 (8), 1142-1162.
  • Trauner, Florian and Emanuele Manigrassi (2014): When visa-free travel becomes difficult to achieve and easy to lose: the EU Visa Free Dialogues after the EU’s experience with the Western Balkans. In: European Journal of Migration and Law, 16 (1), 123-143.
  • Trauner, Florian/Stephanie Deimel (2013): The impact of EU migration policies on African countries: the case of Mali. In: International Migration, 51(4), 20-32.
  • Trauner, Florian (2012): The European Parliament and agency control in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. In: West European Politics, 35(4), 784-802.
  • Trauner, Florian/Helena Carrapico (2012): The external dimension of EU justice and home affairs after the Lisbon Treaty: analyzing the dynamics of expansion and diversification. In: European Foreign Affairs Review, 17, Special Issue 2012, 165-182.
  • Trauner, Florian (2011): The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: EU justice and home affairs in Croatia and Macedonia. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Trauner, Florian (2011): Increased differentiation as Integration Engine? Studying Justice and Home Affairs. In: Falkner, Gerda (ed): The EU’s Decision Traps: Comparing Policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 145-161.
  • Schimmelfennig, Frank/Florian Trauner (eds., 2009): Post-accession compliance in the EU’s new member states. In: European Integration Online Papers (EIoP), Special Issue 2, Vol. 13. <http://eiop.or.at/eiop/index.php/eiop/issue/view/22>
  • Trauner, Florian (2009): From membership conditionality to policy conditionality: EU external governance in South Eastern Europe. In: Journal of European Public Policy, 16(5), 774-790.
  • Renner, Stephan/Florian Trauner (2009): Creeping membership in Southeast Europe: the dynamics of EU rule transfer to the Western Balkans. In: Journal of European Integration, 31 (4), 449-465.
  • Trauner, Florian/Imke Kruse (2008): EC visa facilitation and readmission agreements: a new standard EU foreign policy tool? In: European Journal of Migration and Law, 10 (4), 411-438.