Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow

Sergio Carrera is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the JHA Section at CEPS. He is an external expert on immigration and integration for the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions and he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Kent in Brussels (2009-2010). Carrera has also acted as an external expert for the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in the fields of migration and integration. He holds a PhD in migration and integration from the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht, where he previously obtained an LL.M on ‘European, International and Comparative Law’. With over five years of experience in managing large-scale research projects, Carrera has participated in the management of various trans-European and international projects, such as ELISE (European Liberty and Security) and CHALLENGE (Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security), funded by the Fifth and the Sixth Framework Programmes of the European Commission’s DG Research respectively. He has also participated in the management of framework research contracts for the provision of external expertise on JHA to the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee and to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.

His most recent publications include: An Assessment of the Commission’s 2011 Schengen Governance Package: Preventing abuse by EU member states of freedom of movement? CEPS Liberty and Security Series, Brussels, March 2012; Labour Migration and Unemployment: What can we learn from EU rules on the free movement of workers? (with E. Guild) CEPS Liberty and Security Series, Brussels, February 2012; The Canada-Czech Republic Visa Dispute two years on (with E. Guild & M. Merlino) CEPS Liberty and Security Series, Brussels, October 2011; A Race against Solidarity: The Schengen Regime and the Franco-Italian Affair (with E. Guild, M. Merlino & J. Parkin) CEPS Liberty and Security Series, Brussels, April 2011; Labour Immigration Policy in the EU: A Renewed Agenda for Europe 2020 (with E. Guild, A. Faure Atger & D. Kostakopoulou) CEPS Policy Brief No. 240, Brussels, April 2011; Towards an Internal (In)security Strategy for the EU? (with E. Guild) CEPS, Brussels, January 2011; Europe’s 21st Century Challenge – Delivering Liberty (with D. Bigo, E. Guild and R.B.J. Walker) (eds), Ashgate, Farnham, 2010; Towards a Common European Border Service?, Working Document No. 331, CEPS, Brussels, June 2010; The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Ten Years On – Successes and Future Challenges under the Stockholm Programme (with E. Guild and A. Eggenschwiler) (eds), CEPS, Brussels, 2010; Whose Citizenship to Empower in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice? The Act of Mobility and Litigation in the Enactment of European Citizenship (with A. Wiesbrock), Liberty and Security in Europe, CEPS, Brussels, May 2010; Undocumented Immigrants and Rights in the EU – Addressing the Gap between Social Science Research and Policy-making in the Stockholm Programme (with M. Merlino), Liberty and Security in Europe, CEPS, Brussels, December 2009; Civic Integration of Third-Country Nationals – Nationalism versus Europeanisation in the Common EU Immigration Policy (with A. Wiesbrock), Liberty and Security in Europe, CEPS, Brussels, October 2009; The Externalisation of the EU’s Labour Immigration Policy – Towards Mobility or Insecurity Partnerships? (with R. Hernández), Working Document No. 321, CEPS, October 2009; In Search of the Perfect Citizen? The Intersection between Integration, Immigration and Nationality in the EU, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, 2009; Illiberal Liberal States – Immigration, Citizenship and Integration in the EU (with E. Guild and K. Groenendijk) (eds), Ashgate, Farnham, 2009; EU Policy on Education – The Impact on the Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups (with F. Geyer), Special Report, CEPS, September 2009; The CHALLENGE Project: Final Policy Recommendations on the Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security (with D. Bigo and E. Guild), Research Paper No. 16, CEPS, Brussels, September 2009; Towards the Next Phase of the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: The European Commission’s Proposals for the Stockholm Programme (with E. Guild), Policy Brief No. 196, CEPS, Brussels, August 2009.

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