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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 / 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
Migration / DISCUSSION PAPER
The upcoming New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Will it be up to the challenge?
By Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez - 29/04/2020


Contributions

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
Migration / CONTRIBUTION
Hearing on New Pact on Migration and Asylum
Olivia Sundberg Diez took part in the EESC’s public hearing on the European Commission’s proposed New Pact on Migration and Asylum, where she shared her analysis on the proposals on solidarity and returns. She argued, first, that the newly proposed solidarity mechanism may fail to provide tangible and predictable support to states of first arrival and could require a very complex matching exercise between member states. Second, she warned that the proposed return sponsorship mechanism could weaken protections for migrants subject to return, including through the creation of now accountability gaps in return processes, and through a lack of minimum protections or integration prospects after being transferred to another member state. Third, she warned that the Pact’s reliance on accelerating return and readmission is one of its weaknesses, and the failure to fulfil this objective could compromise the coherence of the proposals. Finally, she noted that the assessment of the New Pact’s proposals must focus on their implications in practice – their implementation, monitoring and enforcement – and not only the text of the legislation.

Hearing on New Pact on Migration and Asylum
26 November 2020 - Brussels, Belgique/Belgie
European Economic and Social Committee


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