Trauner, Florian

Professorial Fellow
Biographical Statement 

Florian Trauner is a part-time Professorial Fellow at UNU-CRIS who co-directed the project ‘African Migration: Root Causes and Regulatory Dynamics (AMIREG)’. He is a Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies and the Department of Political Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and regularly teaches at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus. His research interests concern the field of European integration, notably migration, asylum, visa, return and counter-terrorism policies, the role of EU institutions and dynamics of decision-making, and EU external relations. The AMIREG project had a regional focus on West Africa.

Florian Trauner has authored one monograph, co-edited four special issues and two books, and has written over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. His work has appeared in journals such as West European Politics, the Journal for European Public Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, International Migration, European Foreign Affairs Review, the European Journal of Migration and Law. Professor Trauner is the author of ‘The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: EU justice and home affairs in Macedonia and Croatia’ (Manchester University Press) and editor of ‘Policy Change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter’ (Routledge, with Ariadna Ripoll Servent). Again with Ariadna, he also edited the ‘Routledge Handbook on Justice and Home Affairs Research’. With 39 chapters covering theories, policies and actors, the handbook takes stock of policy development and academic research in relation to justice and home affairs and analyse the field in unprecedented thematic depth.

A graduate of the Universities of Vienna and Copenhagen, he received his PhD in 2008 (with distinction) and his habilitation in 2015. Florian Trauner had permanent or visiting positions at Renmin University of China, the Institute for European Integration Research of the University of Vienna, Science Po’s centre d'études européennes, and the Paris-based EU Institute for Security Studies.

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