Florian TRAUNER

Florian Trauner is a Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) 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), dynamics of EU decision-making, 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 work has appeared in a number of journals including the Journal for European Public Policy, West European Politics, International Migration, Journal of European Integration, European Foreign Affairs Review and the Journal of Migration and Law. He is author of ‘The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: EU justice and home affairs in Macedonia and Croatia’ (Manchester University Press) and editor of ‘Policy Change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter’ (Routledge, with Ariadna Ripoll Servent). Again with Ariadna, he also edited the ‘Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research’, a book with 39 chapters comprehensively covering the theories, policies and actors in this field. 

Florian Trauner had permanent or visiting positions at Renmin University of China, the Institute for European Integration Research of the University of Vienna, Science Po’s centre d'études européennes, and the Paris-based European Union Institute for Security Studies (EU ISS). He acted as an external expert for the European Commission, the European Parliament and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development. 

Selected Publication

  • Ripoll Servent, Ariadna and Florian Trauner (eds., 2018): The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research. London: Routledge.
  • Slominski, Peter/Florian Trauner (2018): How do member states return unwanted migrants? The strategic (non-)use of ‘Europe’ in the context of the migration crisis. In: Journal of Common Market Studies, 56 (1), 101-118.
  • 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, 54 (6), 1417-1432.
  • Trauner, Florian (2016): Asylum Policy - the EU’s ‘crises’ and the looming policy regime failure. In: Journal of European Integration, 38 (3), 311-325.
  • 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 Sarah Wolff (2014): The negotiation and contestation of EU migration policy instruments – a research framework. In: European Journal of Migration and Law, 16 (1), 1-18.
  • 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 (2011): The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: EU justice and home affairs in Croatia and Macedonia. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • 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.
  • 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/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.