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Olivia Sundberg Diez
Policy Analyst
Olivia Sundberg Diez is a Policy Analyst for the European Migration and Diversity Programme. Her work has primarily focused on the human rights implications of EU policy concerning irregular migration, particularly return and readmission practices.

Olivia graduated summa cum laude with an MA in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at Sciences Po (Paris), specialising in European studies and migration. She also holds a first class BA in Philosophy from University College London. She has previously worked as a Programme Director at the educational charity Debate Mate, at a range of UK think tanks including Reform and the Centre for Social Justice, as a consultant for the European Council on Foreign Relations, and as a communication and public speaking coach across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

PROGRAM

European Migration and Diversity

PROJECT

EPIM and MEDAM

Areas of expertise

Return and readmission, external dimension of EU migration policy, integration, Common European Asylum System

Current positions

Policy Analyst

Education

Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, Summa Cum Laude, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris

BA in Philosophy, First Class (Hons), University College London

Languages

Spanish, English, French, Swedish (intermediate)

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Publications

Migration / 2021 MEDAM Assessment Report
The EU and Turkey: Toward sustainable cooperation in migration management and refugee protection
By Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Matthias Lücke , Martin Ruhs , Saime Özçürümez - 28/05/2021
Migration / DISCUSSION PAPER
EU return sponsorships: High stakes, low gains?
By Florian Trauner , Olivia Sundberg Diez - 19/01/2021
Migration / POLICY UPDATE
EPIM Policy Update December 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn - 09/12/2020
Migration / POLICY UPDATE
EPIM Policy Update September 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn - 18/09/2020
Migration / POLICY UPDATE
EPIM Policy Update May 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn - 25/05/2020


Contributions

Migration / POLICY DIALOGUE
Where Are We Five Years After The EU-Turkey Migration Deal?
Olivia Sundberg Diez spoke at a public event on the past, present and future of cooperation on migration between the EU and Turkey. The event marked five years since the inception of the EU-Turkey Statement and takes place as discussions on the future form of cooperation are ongoing. Olivia highlighted the mixed results of the Statement in terms of resettlement, stemming arrivals, and supporting refugees in Turkey, and highlighted challenges that the future partnership will need to overcome to be effective.

The recording of the event is available here.

Where Are We Five Years After The EU-Turkey Migration Deal?
24 March 2021 - ,
German Marshall Fund
Migration / PANEL DISCUSSION
EU migration and mobility policies: The life of (im)migrants before and after COVID-19
Olivia Sundberg Diez spoke at an online event held by the Făgăraș Research Institute, in partnership with the Robert Bosch Foundation, which focused on the impact on COVID-19 on migration and asylum policies in Europe. She discussed the impact of the pandemic on access to asylum, reception conditions for asylum seekers, as well as detention and return, noting lessons to be drawn for future policy in these areas.


EU migration and mobility policies: The life of (im)migrants before and after COVID-19
11 December 2020 - ,
Făgăraș Research Institute
Migration / WORKSHOP
EU Asyl-und Migrationspakt: Chance oderSackgasse?
Olivia Sundberg Diez took part in a high-level online workshop organised by the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) project, where she shared her assessment of the New Pact with German experts and policymakers.

EU Asyl-und Migrationspakt: Chance oderSackgasse?
08 December 2020 - Berlin, Deutschland
Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration


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