Valeria Verdolini

Thinking Lab on Migration & Integration

Valeria Verdolini (Italy, 1982) is a post-doc researcher of the University of Milan-Bicocca  and she's part of the Italian team in the European project "Margin: takle insecurity in marginalized areas". Graduated in Law in Bologna (2005), International LLM in Sociology of Law at the Onati Institute (Basque Country) she took her Ph.d. in Sociology of Law at the University of Milan on the legitimacy of ICTY (2009). In recent years she focused on Arab springs, refugees and borders. She is also an Italian activist, and she is president of the Local group of the Association Antigone, a non-profit association which deals with the protection of civil rights and the guarantee of the penal system. She is member of the association "Che-Fare" a non profit association of cultural innovation and she writes on the topics of migration for the cultural websites "", "", "". For this reason, she took part of the documentary "On the bride'side" (Augugliaro, Del Grande, Soliman al Nassiry) and, recently, she participate also to the international "cars of hope" march from Wien to Budapest. In 2015 she won the Cild prize for "young activist".



Migration & Integration Policy Recommendations Results

Policy Brief on Migration & Integration

2018 | Thinking Lab on Migration & Integration22 March 2018

Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy brief on Migration & Integration in Europe. The Thinking Lab developed nine policy recommendations divided into three main clusters.


Final results of the Thinking Labs online!

Check out the four policy briefs21 March 2018 | Contributors to the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE
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Over the course of the last two years, civil society experts and practitioners from across Europe gathered in four DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Labs to deliver fresh ideas and to independently elaborate concrete policy recommendations on four European key areas: Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion, and Sustainable Growth. Discover the summary of their proposals and the full-length policy briefs below! (more…)

Migration & Integration Thinking Lab

Introducing the Thinking Lab on Migration & Integration

16 engaged Europeans for concrete solutions to the refugee crisis and beyond23 October 2016
First Meeting of the Thinking Lab on Migration & Integration on 29 June 2016 in Berlin © DPZ

The Thinking Lab on Migration & Integration focuses on one of the most crucial challenges currently faced by the European Union. Within one year, based on the diverse experiences Southern European countries and Germany have so far gathered, the Lab will deliver a genuine European perspective on migration and integration policy. The concept of “people on the move” rather than “refugees” or “migrants” remains the center of the debate.