Professor Graziano Battistella: Temporary labour migration: a flawed system in need of reform

Graziano Battistella is director of the Scalabrini Migration Center as well as founder and co-editor of the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal and the Asian Migration News.

Professor Elspeth Guild: Questioning temporary migration schemes in the European Union

Elspeth Guild is Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS. She is also Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary, University of London as well as at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. She is a partner at the London law firm, Kingsley Napley, Brussels. She is also a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges.

Dr. Agnieszka Weinar: The various shades of temporariness as a new policy challenge

Agnieszka Weinar is Senior Marie Curie Fellow at Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute and Adjunct Research Professor at Institute of European and Russian Studies, Carleton University.

Marie-José L. Tayah: Temporary labour migration schemes: Looking beyond countries of destination

Marie-Jose Tayah is a technical officer on labour migration at the Labour Migration Branch (MIGRANT) of the International Labour Organization in Geneva and a PhD candidate at Kent State University’s Department of Political Science. She is the author of the forthcoming ILO report “Decent work for migrant domestic workers: Moving the agenda forward.”

Gabriela Marti:Temporary Labour Migration Programmes in Asia – A Reply to Professor Graziano Battistella

Gabriela Marti is a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Maria Giovanna Manieri: Trapped in temporariness

Maria Giovanna Manieri is the Political Advisor on Migration and Asylum for the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament. She is a human rights lawyer specialised in migrants’ rights and asylum.  She previously worked as Programme Officer for the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), where she has been responsible for developing the organisation’s legal strategies and work on borders and detention. She also represented PICUM before the Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights and FRA Fundamental Rights Platform. Maria Giovanna also worked as human rights lawyer in the UK and in Spain and on the issue of internal forced displacement at the Italian embassy in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied law at the University of Bologna in Italy and at the University of King’s College in the UK and holds a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic School.

Neelam D. Sabharwal: Migration in a Globalised World: India’s Experience

Neelam D Sabharwal is Former Ambassador to the Netherlands, UNESCO and High Commissioner to Cyprus, and Associate Professor at the University of Maastricht.


Professor Konstantinos Tsitselikis: Temporary migration, refugees and the crisis in Europe

Konstantinos Tsitselikis is professor in human rights and international organisations at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki.

Dr. İlke Şanlıer Yüksel: Temporary migration, refugees and the crisis in Europe

İlke Şanlıer Yüksel is an assistant professor at Çukurova University, Dept. of Radio, TV and Cinema. She is also research fellow at Migration Research Center at Koç University.

Dr. Kerstin Schmidt: Temporary migration, refugees and the crisis in Europe

Kerstin Schmidt is a Senior Researcher at the Research Unit on Transnationalization, Development and Migration at Bielefeld University, Germany.

Dr. Mustafa Aksakal: Temporary migration, refugees and the crisis in Europe

Mustafa Aksakal is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Research Unit on Transnationalization, Development and Migration at Bielefeld University, Germany.

Dr. Meltem Ineli Ciger: Developing better responses to the asylum crisis in Europe and Syria Refugee Crisis: What should be the role of temporary protection?

Meltem Ineli Ciger is a lecturer at the Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Law in Turkey.  Meltem has worked as a legal expert in ‘Study on Temporary Protection Directive’ commissioned by the European Commission in 2015. She also co-edited the book ‘Seeking Asylum in the European Union’. She is a doctoral affiliate of Refugee Law Initiative, University of London.

Dr. Elisa Pascucci: Refugee crises and humanitarian aid: Making temporariness permanent

Elisa Pascucci is Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher at the Space and Political Agency Research Group, School of Management, University of Tampere, where she is also affiliated to the RELATE Centre of Excellence. Her current research project looks at the impact and politics of technological innovation and private sector involvement in humanitarian work with refugees in North Africa and the Middle East.

Thomas Jézéquel: Making protection temporary: Detrimental to integration and social cohesion in cities?

Thomas Jézéquel, EUROCITIES, is the policy advisor for migration & integration at EUROCITIES, which he joined in 2012 as project coordinator. He is leading EUROCITIES work on migrants and refugees and takes part in the Urban Partnership on Migrant Integration launched by the European Commission in 2016. Thomas coordinated from 2012 to 2014 the ImpleMentoring project on “city-to-city support on migrant integration”, a pilot peer mentoring project involving 15 cities across Europe on issues of civic and political participation of migrants, public perception of diversity and management of diversity in a city’s administration. Before joining EUROCITIES, Thomas worked for Caritas International Belgium on voluntary return policies, and for the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Turkish Helsinki Citizen Assembly on support to asylum seekers.