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Tue, October 03, 2017

12:30 – 14:00

Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia

A Dialogue with Caterina Francesca Guidi, European Univeristy Institute.

Migration is playing a central role in shaping the European Union. European integration and the freedom of movement it brings with it have contributed to population changes within European societies. The recent increase in migration and refugee flows to Europe has complicated these dynamics. EU member states have struggled to adopt new policies in order to manage migration flows and to combat rising xenophobia and racism. Caterina Guidi will analyze the impact of migrants on European societies and how the EU intends to face this challenge politically and culturally.

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Caterina Francesca Guidi


Caterina Francesca Guidi is Research Associate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Siena. She is an expert in the analysis and modelling of quantitative data. Her research interests include European welfare and changes in health systems due to the movement and integration of migrants. Prior to joining the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the EUI in 2013, she worked for several international organisations and NGOs in Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Serbia, and Spain, dealing mainly with public health and migration issues. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Development Economics from the University of Florence and a B.Sc. degree in Law and Economics from the University of Bologna. She has also written for the European Parliament Research Service’s blog, East Journal, Il Manifesto, inGenere and NeoDemos. She is a human rights activist, working primarily with migrants, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable populations.