Luca Lixi has been awarded a scholarship to carry out a PhD at the University of Sheffield, conducting research on migration governance in Europe as part of the MIGPROSP project.
Luca graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in Political Science, and then carried out a Master of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in International Migration and Public Policy. The dissertation research for his MSc (supervised by Dr Eiko Thielemann) focused on circular migration, analysing circular migration tendencies and patterns of Eastern European migrants to and fro the UK, in order to understand the benefits and consequences that such a model of migration bears for migrants themselves.
He then worked in the European Commission as a trainee, joining the Unit B1 ‘Legal Migration and Integration’ in DG Migration and Home Affairs and working, amongst other things, on the legal migration framework of the EU (Blue Card Directive, Students and Researchers Directive) and on the European Migration Forum. He has also been involved in various research projects in Southern Uganda, where his passion for understanding migration issues began, directly observing their importance for the development of the region.