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About Anna Triandafyllidou

Anna Triandafyllidou directs the Cultural Pluralism Research Area in the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies), Florence, Italy. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

Articles by Anna Triandafyllidou

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The case of the ‘Emergency Relocation Quotas’

What actually advances European policymaking in the field of migration? Scientific evidence, political decisionmaking or civil society activism?

Human smugglers roundtable: Anna Triandafyllidou

What does the EU sacrifice when it prioritises migration management in negotiations with countries of origin and transit?

Addressing severe exploitation: a critical view of awareness and transparency initiatives

Awareness and transparency initiatives are thought to be vital tools in the fight against labour exploitation and 'trafficking'. This guest series looks at several such projects and asks, do they work? 

Regulating or awareness-raising to avoid severe exploitation? Employers in the migrant domestic sector

People who hire domestic workers often neglect their responsibilities as employers. In such cases awareness raising is crucial along with regulation to protect domestic workers’ interests.

Governing migrant smuggling: a criminality approach is not sufficient

The emergency management of migration crises tends to focus on policing while overlooking the broader socio-economics that both support smuggling and push people into the hands of smugglers.

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