922087_10151481051372833_679365937_oElena Fumero worked as an intern for the MIGPROSP project from March to July 2015.

Her interests lie principally in migration law. She graduated in law from the University of Turin in February 2015. Her final dissertation (supervised by Dr. Francesca Strumia now of the School of Law at Sheffield University) assessed skilled migration regimes in Europe (with a focus on the EU legislation – the “Blue Card Directive”). She also has analysed the connection between highly skilled migration and access to citizenship, focusing on the new forms of Investor Citizenship Programmes and the Maltese Citizenship for Sale affair.

In September 2015, Elena took part in the Turin International Summer School on the theme “Europe and Migration: a focus on human capital”, organized by the University Institute of European Studies. Previously, she was a student at the 2013 Legal Clinic on Human Rights and Migration Law at the International University College of Turin, collaborating with a law firm specialising in migration issues (in particular dealing with asylum cases).