Tommaso Emiliani (IT) is Senior Academic Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, since August 2015. He is also Research Fellow in EU Migration and Asylum Policies at the Institute for European Democrats (Brussels) and Visiting Lecturer at the Centre for European Progression (Brussels). 

Tommaso holds an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe, where he graduated as the best Italian student of the Falcone&Borsellino promotion. He also holds an MA in International Relations – Peace, Conflicts, Security from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a BA in Political Science from the University of Roma Tre, including an Erasmus exchange at the Law Faculty of the University of Montpellier 1.

His previous work experience includes Research Assistant in the field of Foreign Policy Analysis at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2011-12) and external consultant for the Italian Consulate General in London in the framework of the European Parliament elections (2014). Tommaso also worked as a freelance reporter from South America, with a focus on Quechua-speaking local communities (2013), and as a Project Officer for a Brussels-based consultancy firm in the framework of a contract of the European Commission’s DG International Cooperation and Development (2013-14).

Recent Publications:

  • ‘Ex Pluribus Unum? The Increasing Communitarization of EU Migration, Asylum and Border Management in Times of Crisis’,  Journal of European Integration, (forthcoming)
  • “Reacting to External Events ? The External Dimension of EU Migration, Asylum and Border Management Policies”, in Gsthoel, Sieglinde et al. (eds.), The Emerging External Dimension of EU Policies , Routledge, (forthcoming)
  • “Fortress Europe No More? Migration, Border Control and Solidarity: A Critical Analysis of the EU Discourse and Policies in the Wake of the Arab Spring – With a Case Study from Lampedusa", Institute of European Democrats, May 2016
  • “A la Source de la Radicalisation: Comprendre les Causes pour Imaginer des Solutions”, ForYouth – jongerenvereniging, vol 3., n.1, April 2016
  • “Refugee Crisis-EU Crisis? The Response to Inflows of Asylum Seekers as a Battle for European Soul”, College of Europe Policy Brief vol.4., n.17, March 2016 and European Business Summit 2016 Executive Catalogue.

Fields of interest: EU migration, asylum and border management policies, EU anti-radicalisation strategies; European Neighbourhood Policy; Middle East affairs; political sociology; international negotiation analysis.

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tommaso.emiliani [at]
Verversdijk 16, BE-8000 BRUGES