European University Institute, Italy – Coordinator

Anna Triandafyllidou

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. In addition to coordinating GREASE, she is also the Scientific Director of the BRaVE project. Anna held a Robert Schuman Chair at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) between Oct 2012 and July 2019 where she directed the Cultural Pluralism Research Area. She was a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges between 2002 and 2018. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies and Chair of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee, and member of the IMISCOE Board of Directors.

Anna’s recent books include: Migration and Globalisation Handbook (E. Elgar, ed. 2018); The Problem of Religious Diversity: European Challenges, Asian Approaches (with T. Modood, ed. Edinburgh University Press, 2018); Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World (ed. Edinburgh University Press, 2018), Global Governance from Regional Perspectives (Oxford University Press, ed., 2017); The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies (Routledge, ed. 2016); High Skill Migration and Recession: Gendered Perspectives (with I. Isaakya, ed. Palgrave, 2015). She is the author of What is Europe? (with R. Gropas, Palgrave, 2015) and Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe (with T. Maroukis, 2015, Palgrave).

Representing EUI as coordinating partner, Anna is responsible for leading and managing the BRaVE project.

Tina Magazzini

Tina Magazzini was a Research Fellow at the Global Governance Programme, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute between 2018-2023 where she worked primarily on GREASE. Her research interests are in the fields of comparative politics, migration and integration policies, diversity management, identity politics and the relationship between majorities, minorities and states. She is interested in both applied and theoretical research in these areas and has conducted a wide range of research consultancies for international bodies as well as regular funded research.

Her publications include articles for the Journal of Intercultural Studies; Religion, State and SocietyPolicy & Politics; International Migration and edited volumes for IMISCOE Springer and Routledge. Previously to joining the EUI she worked with a number of NGOs, the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO in the areas of social inclusion, Roma integration policy-making and minority rights in Portugal, the United States, Guatemala, Belgium, Hungary, Spain and Zimbabwe. Tina holds a BA in Political Science (University of Florence), a MA in International Relations (CCNY) and a PhD in Human Rights (University of Deusto).

As a representative of the coordinating partner in the project, Tina has been deeply involved in GREASE’s research activities, particularly those pertaining to the work package on Mapping of State-Religion Relations and Religious Radicalisation Trends.

Maria Elena Cau

Maria Elena Cau is a project manager at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. She joined the Global Governance Programme in February 2016. She holds a BA in Humanities as well as a Master’s in Diplomatic Studies (University of Westminster – UK) and one in European Studies (University of Florence). She worked as project manager in the private sector in Brussels for several years before becoming European Commission official in 2008. She joined the EUI in 2010 as financial officer and the RSCAS in March 2012 as assistant project manager.

At the European University Institute, she is responsible for the management and day-to-day coordination of multiple externally funded projects, including GREASE.