Dr. Eleonora Milazzo is Joint Research Fellow at the Egmont Institute and the European Policy Centre in Brussels. Her current work focuses on the policy nexus between migration, climate change, and security.
Eleonora works at the interface of academia and policy making. She has held research positions at the Migration Policy Centre in Fiesole, the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford, and Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Before turning to migration and asylum in the EU, she worked in the area of climate change governance and EU-Russia relations at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin and the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow.
She holds a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute (2021) and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College London (2021-2022). As part of her academic work, Eleonora focused on offering a normative account of the ethics of refugee protection in the EU. She has published in international academic journals on this topic and her book Refugee Protection and Solidarity. The Duties of EU Member States is due for publication with Oxford University Press in Spring 2023.
Eleonora consults for UN agencies, NGOs, national authorities, and international research consortia on issues related to development cooperation, migration, displacement, and social inclusion.
Joint Research Fellow, Egmont Institute and European Policy Centre, Brussels
Consultant, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Sep 2021– Aug 2022
King's College London
Postdoctoral Research Associate, ERC Project "EUSOL-Solidarity in the EU"
European University Institute, EUI
2018 – present
International Organization for Migration (IOM), Transition and Recovery Division, Department of Peace and Development Coordination and Iraq Country Office (Jul-Oct 2022)
METAdrasi - Action for Cooperation and Development (May-Oct 2022)
FIERI – Research Forum on Immigration at Collegio Carlo Alberto, H2020 “Whole-COMM: Migrant integration in small communities” (2021-2022)
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), SOC/668 Opinion on the Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion (Jan-May 2021)
International Organization for Migration (IOM), Coordination Office for the Mediterranean (various projects, May 2019-Oct 2022)
ReSOMA-Research Social Platform On Migration And Asylum (Jun-Aug 2018)
Oct 2018 – Jul 2019
Migration Policy Centre, Fiesole
2015 – 2016
Global Policy Journal, Durham
May – Jul 2015
Carnegie Europe, Brussels
Jun – Oct 2014
Ecologic Institute, Berlin & Atlantic Council, Washington D.C.
European Fellow, Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders (ACCEL)
Feb – Jun 2014
Russian International Affairs Council, Moscow
Junior Research Analyst
2016 - 2021
PhD in Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute
Supervisors: Rainer Bauböck, Jennifer Welsh
Examiners: Matthew Gibney, Sarah Fine
Visiting Fellowship, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
2015 - 2016
MSc in Global Politics (distinction), Durham University
2013 - 2015
Double MA in International Relations, LUISS (Rome) & MGIMO (Moscow)
2010 - 2013
BA in Political Sciences, LUISS (Rome)
Erasmus Exchange Programme, University of Amsterdam
Full CV and references available upon request.