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About us

The Lab is a non-profit organisation constituted by migration scholars and practitioners to provide research services to various stakeholders and groups working on migration, integration and social justice.

INTEGRIM (“Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies”) was a Marie Skłodowska Curie research training programme developed under the EU Seventh Framework Programme. While the programme ended in 2017, some of the fellows involved in the network set up the Lab as a way to continue working collaboratively and advocate for knowledge-driven policy-making and applied research practices.

The Lab wants to bridge the gap between research, policy-making and practice.

Contact us at:

Amandine Desille

Postdoctoral Researcher in local governance of migrations for the Re-Place project based at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.

Tina Magazzini

Postdoctoral Researcher in migration and minority rights affiliated with the University of A Coruña (ESOMI) and the Czech Academy of Sciences (Department of Mobility and Migration).

Reinhard Schweitzer

Research Associate at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR).

Maria Grazia Montella
Founding Member

Senior Consultant Public Policy in Migration for the European Migration Network at ICF, Brussels. Previously Project Officer for the Inclucities project and Coordinator of Migration and Integration Group at the Council of Municipalities and Regions.

Davide Gnes
Founding Member

Postdoctoral researcher in EU Migration Policy at the Amsterdam Center for European Law and Governance.

Stefano Piemontese
Founding Member

Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity of the University of Birmingham.

Karolina Nikielska-Sekuła

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Migration Research (University of Warsaw) and Assistant Professor at the Institute for Regional Studies (Jagiellonian University).

JuanFra Alvarado Valenzuela

Senior researcher in Sociology on the topic of entrepreneurial failure and recovery at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Beatrice Tommasi

MA student specialising in Mediterranean governance at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. She has worked at the Council of European Municipalities and Regions on gender equality, migration and inclusion.

Mattia Bonfanti

Network and Governance Manager at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), a not-for-profit organisation working on impact-driven sustainability policy based in Brussels.

Şahizer Samuk

Currently a web tutor at Promo P.A. Fondazione in Lucca (Italy). Her expertise is in cultural heritage, integration policies, temporary migration policies, and authors in exile.

INTEGRIM Lab is an association without lucrative purpose (ASBL) registered in Belgium since 2020.