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Alberto-Horst Neidhardt
Policy Analyst

Alberto Horst Neidhardt is Policy Analyst for the European Diversity and Migration programme. He works on asylum, migration, and integration matters, with an interest in the politics of migration and specific expertise on EU law and jurisprudence. 

Prior to joining the EPC, he was PhD candidate in law at the European University Institute, Teaching Assistant at the School of Oriental and African Studies and Research Assistant at Queen Mary, University of London. He also gained experience on the law and the politics of mobility working in the Free Movement Unit of the Directorate General ‘Justice and Consumers’ of the European Commission. Alberto is also a part-time Visiting Professor at University of Antwerp where he lectures on Comparative Law and on Legal Pluralism.

 Alberto holds a PhD and an LLM in European and Comparative Laws from the EUI (2018; 2013) and a Master’s degree in International and Comparative Law from SOAS (2011). He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Languages, Culture and Institutions of Eurasia and of the Mediterranean from Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice (2009).


European Migration and Diversity


Tampere 20, Analysis of Migration Policy Developments for the EPIM

Areas of expertise

Common European Asylum System, Refugee Law, Migrants' Integration, Multiculturalism, Politics of Migration, EU Citizens Rights, Free Movement

Current positions

Visiting Professor, University of Antwerp
Policy Analyst


PhD in Law, European University Institute
LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws, European University Institute, Florence
MA in International Comparative Legal Studies (with Distinction), School of Oriental and African Studies


Italian, English, French (Intermediate), Spanish (Intermediate), Hindi (basic)



EPIM Policy Update December 2019
By Olivia Sundberg Diez - 17/12/2019
EPIM Policy Update October 2019
By Katharina Bamberg , Olivia Sundberg Diez - 15/10/2019
EPIM Policy Update July 2019
By Katharina Bamberg - 04/07/2019
EPIM Policy Update April 2019
By Katharina Bamberg - 26/04/2019


Migration / CONFERENCE
International Law Association, Regional Conference

Alberto Neidhardt presented the paper ‘The Fragmentation of the European family: Is There Life, and Free Movement, after Marriage?’. The paper examines questions related to the cross-border mobility of same-sex couples and of opposite-sex persons who are in non-marital unions. Instead of focusing their work on the recognition of marital status, a significant, but controversial symbolic move that ends up excluding unmarried couples, judicial authorities, advocacy groups, and scholars should look at the promising albeit unexplored recognition of the cross-border effects of all family relations.

12 September 2019 - Portoroz, Slovenia, Slovenija
International Law Association, Slovene Branch
Migration / ROUNDTABLE
Privatising Migration
Alberto Neidhardt took part in the workshop ‘Privatising Migration: A Solution for the European Union?’ which the European Policy Centre co-organised with the Human Rights Centre of the University of Nottingham. Participants in the workshop discussed the origins and implications of the growing trend of outsourcing migration control to non-state organisations.

17 June 2019 - , United Kingdom
Migration / CONFERENCE
Migration in Europe, Problems and Remedies
Alberto Neidhardt gave a speech on the challenges of migration and asylum in Europe. He discussed policy responses and reform proposals of the recent past, and the likely future of the Common European Asylum System in the light of the nuanced results of the European Parliamentary Elections of May 2019.

30 May 2019 - Kaliningrad, Russia, Rossiya
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Immanuel Kant Federal Baltic University, Kaliningrad

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