Trauner, Florian

Professorial Fellow
Research Interests 

European Integration
Migration Governance
Asylum policy
Return migration
Justice and Home Affairs


PhD in Political Science (with distinction), University of Vienna, Austria
Master Degree in Political Science (with distinction), University of Vienna, Austria

Biographical Statement 

Florian Trauner is a Professorial Fellow at UNU-CRIS. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair EXPAND at the Brussels School of Governance of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and is a regular Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Natolin Campus). Together with Ilke Adam, he also coordinates the VUB Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM).

His research is interested in the European integration process with a focus on EU asylum, migration, forcible return and counter-terrorism policies (including the linkages between European home affairs policies and foreign affairs/external relations). Among his recent books is the 'Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research’ (with A. Ripoll Servent). At UNU-CRIS, Florian Trauner co-directed a project dealing with West African Interests in (EU) Migration Policy. A publication summarizing the project findings is freely available here. He also engages in the Migration and Social Policy Cluster of UNU-CRIS.