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Science in Policymaking: Understanding the Use of Science in Migration Policy

Oct 25 2021

Science in Policymaking

When: 25 October at 1 to 2:30 PM

Where: Online, Zoom

The objective of this meeting is to discuss how policymakers and actors involved in policymaking in the area of international migration make sense and use science in their daily routines. We want to shed light on science information and communication habits by different actors involved in policymaking and are interested in institutional strategies for improving evidence-informed policymaking.

Check out the press release for more information here.



  • Birte Fähnrich - Adjunct Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and Scientific Coordinator at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Ortwin Renn - Scientific Director at the International Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and Professor for environmental sociology and technology assessment at the University and Stuttgart


  • Jakub Bijak - Head of Department of Social Statistics and Demography and Professor of Statistical Demography at the University of Southampton. He is coordinator of the QuantMig research project funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 work programme
  • Katharina Eisele - Policy analyst at the European Parliamentary Research Service, Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit
  • Amparo Gonzalez-Ferrer - Deputy Director for Migration Analysis, Secretary of State for Migrations, Spanish Ministry for Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations
  • Raffaella Greco Tonegutti - Migration and Development Expert at Enabel, the Belgium Development Agency
  • Axel Kreienbrink - Sub-Director of the Migration, Integration and Asylum Research Centre, German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
  • Luc Leboeuf - Head of Research Group in the Department of Law and Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, where he leads the VULNER research project funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 work programme
  • Luca Lixi - Policy officer at the thematic migration unit in the European External Action Service
  • Fabian Lutz - Senior Legal Expert, Unit Borders and Schengen, DG Migration and Home Affairs in the European Commission
  • Jon Simmons - Head of Protection, Irregular Migration & Asylum Analysis and Migration Statistics at UK Home-Office
  • Ann Singleton - Senior Research Fellow in the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, and Senior Adviser to IOM’s Data Analysis Centre
  • Dario Tarchi - Deputy Head, Demography, Migration and Governance Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission


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Population Europe, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, QuantMig Project and VULNER Project
Online, Zoom