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Andreina De Leo
Junior Policy Analyst
Andreina De Leo is a Junior Policy Analyst in the European Migration and Diversity Programme at the European Policy Centre and an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) within the Marie Curie Doctoral programme ‘LIMES - The Hardening and Softening of Borders: Europe in a Globalising World’ at the University of Maastricht. Her research primarily focuses on the legal and policy implications of EU migration cooperation with third countries.

Before joining the EPC and undertaking her PhD, she worked as a trainee in the Asylum and Migration Programme of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), as a Legal Researcher at the European Legal Support Center (ELSC), a Junior Research Associate at the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), a Legal Field Team Coordinator at Advocates Abroad, and a trainee at the Embassy of Italy in Algiers. Andreina has also worked as a pro-bono legal advisor to asylum seekers within the Refugee Law Clinic of the International University College of Turin (IUC).

She holds an LL.M. in International Migration and Refugee Law from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and in European Legal Studies from the University of Turin, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations and Human Rights from the University of Padua.


European Migration and Diversity


Areas of expertise

Common European Asylum System (CEAS), external dimension of EU migration and asylum policy, EU return and readmission policy, international refugee law

Current positions

Junior Policy Analyst


PhD at Faculty of Law, University of Maastricht (ongoing)
LL.M. in International Migration and Refugee Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
LL.M in European Legal Studies (University of Turin)
Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, and Human Rights (University of Padua)


Italian, English, French



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