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Marie De Somer
Head of European Migration and Diversity programme and Senior Policy Analyst
Dr. Marie De Somer is a Senior Policy Analyst and Head of the EPC’s Migration and Diversity Programme. Marie works on policy questions related to migration and mobility, with a particular interest in human rights issues, citizenship-related questions and the role of courts.

Before joining the EPC in September 2017, Marie worked at the KU Leuven and at Maastricht University where she researched EU family reunification law and policies. She also gained experience working at the Justice and Home Affairs Section of CEPS and at the European Commission’s DG Migration and Home Affairs.
Marie is also a guest professor at the KU Leuven Centre for Public Law where she teaches ‘EU Human Rights Law and Policy’.

Marie is the author of ‘Precedents and Judicial Politics in EU Immigration Law’ published in July 2018 with Palgrave Macmillan. She regularly comments on EU migration policies for international and European media.
Marie holds a PhD from Maastricht University (awarded ‘Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Prize – Honorable Mention’ by the American Political Science Association), an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics and master degrees from the KU Leuven (in Contemporary European History and in European Politics and Policies).

PROGRAMME

European Migration and Diversity

PROJECTs

Analysis of Migration Policy Developments for the EPIM programme

Areas of expertise

Immigration, Citizenship, Integration, Inter-Institutional Relations, Free Movement of Persons

Current positions

Guest Professor of EU Human Rights Law and Policy, Law Faculty, KU Leuven
Head of European Migration and Diversity programme and Senior Policy Analyst

Education

PhD, Maastricht University
MSc in European Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science
Master in Contemporary European History and in European Politics and Policies, KU Leuven

Languages

Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, German (basic), Spanish (basic)

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Publications

Migration / PUBLICATION
EPIM Policy Update October 2019
By Katharina Bamberg , Olivia Sundberg Diez - 15/10/2019
Migration / PUBLICATION
EPIM Policy Update July 2019
By Katharina Bamberg - 04/07/2019
Migration / PUBLICATION
EPIM Policy Update April 2019
By Katharina Bamberg - 26/04/2019
Migration / PUBLICATION
EPIM Policy Update February 2019
By Katharina Bamberg - 26/02/2019


Contributions

Migration / SPEECH
Presentation of 'From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0' project's findings
Marie De Somer spoke before the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament  to present some of the findings of the “From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0” Project

02 December 2019 - ,
Migration / VACANCIES

Marie De Somer was appointed as visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris where she will teach a course on ‘EU Human Rights Law and Policy’

15 November 2019 - ,
Migration / WORKING PAPER
Publication Book "Precedents and Judicial Politics in EU Immigration law"

27 August 2018 - Cham, Switzerland,
Palgrave Macmillan


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