Marco Stefan – PhD candidate in EU Law; Expert in Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation

EU Migration Policy and Asylum Law; Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation; Mobility Partnerships; Readmission agreements; Resettlement policies; Migration and Development nexus; Labor migration in the Mediterranean
Ph.D student
Capacity to perform independent research in a timely and accurate manner; Liaising abilities towards EU institutions and NGO representatives.

Dec 2013- Present
MEDEA, European Research Centre on Euro­‐Arab Cooperation -‐ Brussels (BE) Research Associate, Consultant in EU Migration and External Action Law
-­ Consultancy in EU Migration Law and Euro-­‐Mediterranean Relations; Development of independent research focusing on human mobility in the Euro-­‐ Mediterranean region; Charged of the organization and chairing of conferences and seminars involving EU Institution Officers and civil society representatives; Responsible of establishing liaisons with EU officers, think tanks researchers, professionals and academics from the ACM (Assemblée de Citoyens de la Méditerranée) circles; responsible for participating and representing MEDEA at external workshops and seminars concerning Euro-­‐Mediterranean affairs; Advisory in the preparation of a concept note for MEDEA’s participation to a EU Commission’s Call for Proposals (project concerning the Role of civil society in the Southern Neighbourhood); Supervision of MEDEA’s Trainees in their research activities and the substantial update of the institute’s website content.

Sept 2012 – Dec 2013
University of Ferrara, Faculty of Law ‐ Ferrara (IT)
Lecturer in European Union Migration Law and External Action Law
‐ Charged of training North African Medical Operators in the framework of the EU funded “Immigration and Health” Course held at the University of Ferrara; In charge of designing and lecturing the EU public law modules covering Migration Law (Integration of the Schengen acquis in the EU legal order, EU external border control regulation, Promotion of human mobility through the European Neighborhood Policy legal tools and institutional setting); Contribution to the organization of several conferences and seminars; mentoring of students enrolled in the Master of Law in their study and research activities in EU law.

Jan 2011 – July 2011
Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU, Cooperation and Development Unit -­Brussels (BE)
Assistant to the Head of Unit
-­Preparation and follow up of EU Council’s Working Groups meetings focusing on EU Development Policies and Humanitarian Aid; Participation, follow up, reporting and delivery of analysis from the 3rd and 4th ACP/EU Dialogue on migration; drafting of papers on remittances, circular migration and EU initiatives for the protection of migrants and refugees flows from North Africa; Attendance of Expert meetings on Aid Effectiveness; preparation of and attendance to internal meetings with Italian and international stakeholders; Reporting in written to the Permanent Representative and to the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Analysis of legal texts and policy documents; contribution to the preparation of Power Point presentations to both private sector and academic audience.


Professional Network in the field of EU Migration policies

Language: English, Written proficiency: Full working proficiency, Verbal proficiency: Full working proficiency
Language: French, Written proficiency: Full working proficiency, Verbal proficiency: Full working proficiency
Language: Italian, Written proficiency: Native, Verbal proficiency: Native



Yes (specify region)
Europe; North Africa; Middle East

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