IMISCOE Web Directory - Alice Szczepanikova
Alice’s current work in the EU Policy Lab is centred on projects related to migration policies and the future of work. She is particularly interested in experimenting with new ways of engaging with diverse stakeholders and in devising innovative approaches to make research relevant for policy-making. Alice holds a PhD in Sociology (University of Warwick) and an MPhil in Gender Studies (Central European University). Prior to joining the JRC in 2015, her research focused on analysing forced and family migration and immigrant integration in Europe. She benefited from the Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and was supported by the Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS of Belgium at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Besides carrying out extensive fieldwork in a number of European countries she also worked closely with non-governmental organisations in Central and Eastern Europe in areas of gender equality, social inclusion, youth and migrant rights.
Foresight for EU migration and asylum policy - The objective of the project is to support the systemic understanding of migration and contribute to strengthening the European Commission's foresight and anticipation capacity in the policy areas of migration and asylum and to directly contribute to the demand for foresight as one of the mandates of the European Commission's Knowledge Centre for Migration and Demography. The project consists of three major components: 1) foresight activities to stimulate forward-looking EU policy-making in the area of migration and asylum; 2) development of innovative tools and processes to facilitate exploitation and uptake of foresight knowledge; 3) building and maintaining of partnerships and networks with relevant stakeholders.