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Prof. Dr. Florian Trauner is the Vice Dean for Research at the Brussels School of Governance. 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 role of EU institutions and home affairs agencies (such as Frontex and Europol), the promotion of rule of law as well as EU migration, asylum and internal security policies. He is also interested in the EU’s external migration policies and agreements, in particular in West Africa and Eastern Europe. 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 and evaluator of projects for the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the International Organisation for Migration.

External positions

Visiting Professor , College of Europe, Warsaw

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