European U Institute: Research Fellow (Italy)

Research Fellow in the
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Deadline: 18 November 2022.

The European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) carries out research on the major issues facing Europe, bridging the world of academia and practice through interdisciplinary and applied research. The Research Fellow will be based at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) which is part of the RSCAS. The MPC is a multi-disciplinary research centre that conducts advanced research on the transnational governance of international migration, asylum and mobility. It aims to provide new ideas, rigorous evidence and critical thinking to inform major European and global policy debates.

This position is for a research fellow to work on DYNAMING (funded by HorizonEurope, Jan 2023 – Dec 2025), a new international research and policy project that will analyse the decision-making of potential and actual migrants, and how migrants’ decisions and behaviour – and migration processes more broadly – are perceived and understood by policy actors. DYNAMIG will have a strong focus on migration from and within Africa. Led by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the DYNAMIG consortium includes eight research institutions across Europe and Africa, including MPC.

The Research Fellow will carry out research work in an independent manner and collaborate on the research work of the project. Working closely with Prof. Martin Ruhs, and collaborating with African partner institutions that will conduct interviews and surveys in Africa, the Research Fellow will provide analyses of how European and African policy actors perceive and think about migrants’ decision-making and broader migration processes, and of the ideas and understandings of migrants’ behaviour underpinning migration (and migration-related) policies. Project outputs will include academic publications (at least 2 journal articles), blog posts, and policy briefs.

European U Institute: Call for GLOBALCIT Country Experts

Professional OpportunitiesCall for country experts, Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT), European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. Deadline: 25 August 2022.

The Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) is seeking to recruit new experts to assist with data collection for the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Turkmenistan

Country experts are a valued part of their global network. For this exercise, GLOBALCIT country experts are expected to provide input into coding of conditions for residence-based and spousal naturalisation from 1960 to 2022. They will do so by means of a standardised datasheet prepared by the GLOBALCIT team in line with the methodology of the Globalcit Citizenship Law Dataset.

They are offering a token fee of 200 euros.

MOOCs on Cultural Pluralism (Italy)

“MOOCs”The Cultural Pluralism Area of the Global Governance Programme (part of the  Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University institute based in Florence, Italy) runs several MOOCs in partnership with Future Learn, the Social Learning Platform launched by the Open University UK in 2012.

MOOC is an acronym that stands for ‘Massive Open Online Course.’ A MOOC is a university course offered online and available for free to everyone who has access to the Internet. Currently on offer: Cultures and Identities in Europe, Cultural Heritage and the City, Cultural Diversity and the City, Why Do People Migrate? – Part 1- Facts and Part 2 –  Theories, Cultural Diplomacy, and Migration and Cities.

European U Institute Job Ad: Religious Diversity (Italy)

Job adsResearch Assistant, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Deadline: 10 September 2018.

GREASE – Radicalisation, Secularism and the Governance of Religion: Bringing together European and Asian Perspectives – is an international and interdisciplinary project on the governance of religious diversity in Europe and other world regions including East Eastern Europe, the MENA region, South and Southeast Asia, and the Asia Pacific. The successful candidate will work under the close supervision of Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou in the starting phase of the project. His/her tasks will be both academic and organizational…The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: issues of governance of cultural and religious diversity (the EUI team is responsible for southern Europe so a southern Europe focus is desirable but wider comparative expertise will be appreciated), multiculturalism theory and practice, secularism theory and practice, religious radicalization and issues of resilience and combatting radicalization. Essential: PhD in the social sciences, preferably sociology or political science.


European University Institute Postdoc: Asylum, Migration, Mobility (Italy)

Job adsResearch Associate (post-doc) at the European University Institute – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy Centre (Florence, Italy). Deadline: 4 April 2018.

The Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) conducts new research on some of the most pressing public policy issues related to asylum, migration and mobility in the European Union. To support MPC’s work on the MEDAM project, we are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills and experience in cross-country analysis of issues related to asylum, migration and/or associated public policies. The selected candidate will become a “Research Associate” at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC). The Research Associate will work with Professor Martin Ruhs (Deputy Director of the MPC) to analyse the nature and determinants of political conflicts between EU member states about how to respond to the increased inflows of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in recent years. The project will specifically investigate the role of cross-country variations in national institutions (especially welfare states, labour markets, and related normative attitudes) in contributing to disagreements across EU countries about how to create more effective common policies in this area. The project will include quantitative analysis of large-scale datasets covering different EU member states as well as qualitative analysis including indepth interviews with policy-makers in selected EU countries. Project outputs will include academic publications, blog posts and policy briefs.

European U Institute Job: Director, Middle East Directions

Job adsDirector, Middle East Directions Programme, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Closes 15 November 2017.

The Middle East Directions (MED) programme, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and the School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI), are seeking applicants for a joint appointment as the Director of the MED Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the School of Transnational Governance.

The MED progamme is one of the newest research programmes at the Centre and is a priority for the EUI. The Programme is a continuation of the Mediterranean Programme, which positioned the EUI at the forefront of the Euro-Mediterranean research and dialogue between 1999 and 2013. The MED programme has the ambition to become an international reference point for research on the Middle East and North Africa Region. The programme focusses its research on the following axes: socio-political, economic, religious and security trends and transformations. The successful candidate will lead and coordinate a team that engages in research and active dialogue with the world of practice.

The post will be a joint appointment with the School of Transnational Governance at the EUI. Within the STG, the successful candidate will contribute to develop and, if applicable, lead the School’s relevant thematic cluster. The successful candidate is expected to run a summer school and additional offering in the field of executive training and modules suitable for inclusion in a Masters programme.

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