Christof Roos

Prof. Dr. Christof Roos

Senior Associate Researcher
+49 151 22041876

CV

Christof Roos recently joined the University of Flensburg as an Assistant Professor for European and Global Governance. He stays an associate researcher at IES and its Migration and Diversity Cluster in which he worked from 2014 to 2017. At University of Bremen and its International Graduate School for Social Sciences he received his PhD in 2012 where he researched EU integration in Justice and Home Affairs. His focus is on EU immigration politics as well as single market issues such as freedom of movement, Schengen cooperation, and the common European asylum system. Contributions include: In Cracks in the Walls of Fortress Europe? The EU and Immigration Policies (2013) with Palgrave Macmillan as well as the co-authored monograph Liberal States and the Freedom of Movement. Selective Borders, Unequal Mobility (2012). He studied political science at Free University Berlin (2000-2006) and at York University Toronto (2003-2004). He currently teaches in the European Studies programme of Flensburg University and gives lectures on EU migration, asylum, and border policies at the Collège of Europe (Bruges). 

Outside of academia Christof Roos worked for the European Commission’s DG Joint Research Centre in Ispra (Italy). There he contributed to a study on emigration from West African countries (2006-2007). In 2013 and 2014 he worked on the European strategy on Roma Inclusion and on the European Smart Cities and Communities Initiative in the European Affairs Department of the Senate Chancellery of the city of Berlin. 
 

 

Activities

Moderation, EU Immigration Policies, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, 21-25 June 2021

Presentation, How to Handle the Exodus? Policy Responses to EU Freedom of Movement in Eastern Europe, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, 21-25 June 2021

Presentation, How to Handle the Exodus? Policy Responses to EU Freedom of Movement in Eastern Europe, ECPR, Standing Group on the European Union, 10th SGEU Conference, Virtual Event 10-12 June 2021

Presentation, Bureaucratic Migration Politics in West Africa: EU Donor Influence as an Opportunity Structure, European Union in International Affairs, Virtual Event, 26-28 May 2021

Presentation, Wie mit dem Exodus Umgehen? Osteuropa und die EU Personenfreizügigkeit, 14. Landesfachtag Geographie, Institut für Qualitätsentwicklung an Schulen Schleswig-Holstein, 24 April 2021

Lecture on EU and Member State Labour Migration Policy at the Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 31 March 2021

Lecture, EU Migration and Asylum Politics, Hebron University in Palestine, 29 March 2021

Presentation, How to Handle the Exodus? Responses to EU Freedom of Movement in Eastern Europe, VirEUs online Colloquium, 15 January 2021

Discussant, Resilient Institutions: The Impact of Rule Change on Policy Outputs in European Union Decision-Making Processes, Workshop at University of Bamberg, 14 December 2020

Presentation (together with Alexandra Berger), The politics of the migration-development nexus. Bureaucratic politics and agencification in an emerging EU policy area, NORTIA research day, 7-8 December 2020

Presentation, Rethinking Migration Policy in the Context of a Pandemic, online workshop by Vocal Europe, 8 December 2020

Chair, Panel Discussion 'The German Presidency of the Council of the European Union', Europa-Universität Flensburg, 18 November 2020

Training, EU labour migration policies, Collège d’Europe, 22 September 2020, Bruges (online)

Jury Member, PhD viva Laura Westerveen, 'Ethno-racial (In)equality in Germany and Belgium. Understanding Policy Frames', Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 9 October 2020

Expert, H2020 ERC Ethics Screening, European Research Executive Agency, Brussels 8-11 September 2020 (online)

Expert, H2020 ERC Ethics Screening, European Research Executive Agency, Brussels 25-27 March 2020

Lecture on EU Labour Migration Policy and EU Freedom of Movement at the Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 4 March 2020

Jury Member, PhD viva Nicole Ostrand, 'Hidden in plain sight: the UK’s extraterritorial management of immigration', University of Sussex, 25 October 2019

Discussant, EU free movement after 'the crises': The calm before the next storm?, Migration Policy Institute Europe, Brussels, 14 October 2019

Presentation, The Paradox of EU Freedom of Movement: Community formation or disintegration in the EU, Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES), Europa-Universität Flensburg, 26 September 2019 

Expert, H2020 ERC Ethics Screening, European Research Executive Agency, Brussels 3-6 September 2019

Presentation, The Development of Migration Policy in West Africa: Competition and Capacity in Bureaucratic Migration Politics, Workshop Europe's Role in Global Migration Governance, 4-5 July 2019, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Presentation, The Paradox of EU Freedom of Movement, 26th Conference for Europeanists, 20-22 June 2019, Madrid

Presentation, West African Interests in (EU) Migration Policy. Balancing Domestic Priorities with External Incentives, 26th Conference for Europeanists, 20-22 June 2019, Madrid

Antrittsvorlesung, Das Paradox der EU Freizügigkeit. Gemeinschaftsbildung und Desintegration in der EU? Europa-Universität Flensburg, 27. Mai 2019

Expert, H2020 - Migration, European Research Executive Agency, April and May 2019

Presentation, Das Paradox der EU Freizügigkeit. Gemeinschaftsbildung und Desintegration in der EU? Arbeitskreis Europa und Regionalismusforschung, Jahrestagung, Magdeburg 2.-3. Mai 2019

Lecture on EU Labour Migration Policy and EU Freedom of Movement at the Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 27 March 2019

Presentation, Wird die Migrationspolitik zur Zerreißprobe für die deutsche Gesellschaft? Vortrag zum 70. Jahrestag der Gründung der BRD, Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg, 16 February 2019

Expert, H2020 ERC Ethics Screening, European Research Executive Agency, Brussels 11-15 February 2019

Presentation, A new crisis response mode? Assessing resilience in EU migration governance, Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, The future of the Area of Freedom Security and Justice in times of populism and political uncertainty, Bamberg 12-13 December 2018

Expert, H2020 ERC Ethics Screening, European Research Executive Agency, Brussels 16-18 October 2018

Lecture, EU migration and asylum policies, Summer School, International Association of Political Science Students at Centre Internationale de Formation Européenne (CIFE), 28 September 2018, Nice

Chair and Discussant, Grenzen der EU-Integration in der Asyl- und Migrationspolitik, Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, 25-28 September 2018, Frankfurt

Training, EU migration and asylum policies, Collège d’Europe, 24 September 2018, Bruges

Presentation and Discussant, The conditionality of EU freedom of movement: normative change in the discourse of EU actors, paper presented at Studying Migration at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis, ZiF Workshop, University of Bielefeld, 10-12 September 2018, Bielefeld

Presentation, Resilience in EU migration governance: stability, adaptation, or reflexive renewal?, European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, 22-25 August 2018, Hamburg

Presentation, The conditionality of EU freedom of movement: normative change in the discourse of EU actors, paper presented at European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, 22-25 August 2018, Hamburg

Discussant, The political economy of migration, skills and anti-immigration attitudes, European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, 22-25 August 2018, Hamburg

Jury Member, PhD viva Martina Belmonte, ‚Skills decoupling in European labour migration policy. The reasons behind the race for talent. A comparative analysis’, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, 9 July 2018

Presentation, Resilience in EU migration governance. Bouncing back, bouncing forward, not bouncing at all? Approaches of the European Union and Russia to Transnational Security Challenges, Lobachevsky University Nizhny Novgorod, 24-26 May 2018

Presentation, Resilience in EU migration governance. Bouncing back, bouncing forward, not bouncing at all? European Union in International Affairs Conference, Brussels, 16-18 May 2018

Chair, The EU's external migration governance. The African perspective, European Union in International Affairs Conference, Brussels, 16-18 May 2018

Presentation, Verbindliche Quoten oder flexible Solidarität? Konflikte um die Reform der EU Asyl- und Grenzpolitik, Europatag der Fachhochschule für Dienstleistung und Verwaltung Schleswig-Holstein, 9 May 2018

Presentation, Prinzipien basierter Pragmatismus in den EU Außenbeziehungen, Europagespräch zum Gedenken an den 8. Mai 1945, Akademie Sankelmark, 8 May 2018

Chair, panel discussion, The re-introduction of border control in Europe. Necessary reform or end of Schengen? Europa-Universität Flensburg, 24 April 2018

Lecture on EU Labour Migration Policy at the Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 18 April 2018

Presentation, Resilience in EU Migration Governance. Bouncing back, bouncing forward, not bouncing at all? (together with Regine Paul); The conditionality of EU freedom of movement: normative change in the discourse of EU actors (together wit Laura Westerveen), 25th International Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, 28-30 March 2018

Expert, H2020 ERC Ethics Screening, European Research Executive Agency, Brussels 20-23 March 2018

 

 

 

Profile and Publications

 


Books

  • Roos, Christof & Zaun, Natascha (Ed.). 2018. The Global Economic Crisis and Migration. Abingdon: Routledge (previously published as special issue with JEMS) Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2013. The EU and Immigration Policies: Cracks in the Walls of Fortress Europe? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Link
  • Mau, Steffen, Brabandt, Heike, Laube, Lena & Roos, Christof . 2012. Liberal States and the Freedom of Movement: Selective Borders, Unequal Mobility, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Link

Chapters

  • Roos, Christof. 2020. EU Migrationsrecht - politikwissenschaftliche Betrachtung, in Wollenschläger, Ferdinand (ed.), Enzyklopädie Europarecht, Band 10, Baden Baden: Nomos, p. 595-619 Link
  • Zaun, Natascha & Roos, Christof. 2019. Immigration Policy and European Union Politics, in Laursen, Finn (ed), The Oxford Encyclopedia of European Union Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1083 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2019. Liberale Wege zur Gestaltung der demokratischen Einwanderungsgesellschaft, in Kostner, Sandra (ed), Identitätslinke Läuterungsagenda. Eine Debatte zu ihren Folgen für Migrationsgesellschaften, Stuttgart: ibidem, p. 279-288 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2019. Multiple Insecurities. Potential Implications of Terminating Freedom of Movement in the UK, in Carrapico, Helena, Niehuss, Antonia, Berthelemy Chloe (ed.), Brexit and Internal Security. Political and Legal Concerns on the Future UK-EU Relationship, Palgrave: Houndmills, pp. 124-128
  • Roos, Christof. 2018. Souveränität oder Solidarität? Die Reformbemühungen um das krisenhafte EU Grenzregime, in Goebel, Simon et al. (ed) FluchtMigration und gesellschaftliche Transformationsprozesse, Wiesbaden: Springer, p. 19-41 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2018. The Council and European Council in EU justice and home affairs politics, in Ripoll Servent, Ariadna and Trauner, Florian (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research, Abingdon: Routledge, p. 421-444 Link
  • Roos, Christof . 2016. Freedom of Movement in the EU and Welfare State Closure - Welfare Reime Type, Benefit Restrictions and Their Implications for Social Mobility, in Wulfgramm, Melike, Bieber, Tonia, Leibfried, Stephan (ed.), Welfare State Transformations and Inequality in OECD Countries, Palgrave: Houndmills, pp. 267-289 Link pdf
  • Roos, Christof. 2005. Europäische Asyl- und Migrationspolitik, in Schrenk, Klemens (ed), Zuwanderung und Integration, Rothenburger Beiträge Band 22, Fachhochschule für Polizei Sachsen: Rothenburg/ Oberlausitz, p. 85-102 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2005. Die Osterweiterung und die neue EU-Außengrenze in Osteuropa. Konsequenzen und Strategien für die Mitteleuropäischen Beitrittstaaten und ihre östlichen Nachbarn, in Kerner, Manfred & Suchoples, Jaroslav (ed), Skandinavien, Polen und die Länder der östlichen Ostsee. Vergangenheit, Gegenwart, Zukunft, Wroclaw: University of Wroclaw Press, p. 349-386 Link

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Adam, Ilke, Trauner, Florian, Jegen, Leonie & Roos, Christof. 2020. West African interests in (EU) migration policy. Balancing domestic priorities with external incentives, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 46, No. 15, p. 3101-3118, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2020.175354 (open access) Link pdf
  • Roos, Christof & Westerveen, Laura. 2020. The conditionality of EU freedom of movement: normative change in the discourse of EU institutions, Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 30, No. 1, 63-78, DOI:10.1177/0958928719855299. Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2019. The (de-) politicization of EU freedom of movement: political parties, opportunities, and policy framing in Germany and the UK, Comparative European Politics, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 631-650, DOI: 10.1057/s41295-018-0118-1 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2019. Opposition or Consensus in the Justice and Home Affairs Council? The How and Why of Increasing Member State Contestation over EU Policy, Journal of European Integration, Vol. 41, No. 5, p. 569-586, DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2018.1537269 Link
  • Paul, Regine & Roos, Christof. 2019. Towards a new ontology of crisis? Resilience in EU migration governance , European Security, Vol. 28, No. 4, 393-412, DOI:10.1080/09662839.2019.1637340 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2018. EU Freedoms at a Critical Juncture? The Positions of Member State Governments on EU Person and Services Mobility, Culture Practice & Europeanization, Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 19-36 Link pdf
  • Roos, Christof & Zaun, Natascha. 2016. Editorial. The global economic crisis as a critical juncture? The crisis’s impact on migration movements and policies in Europe and the U.S., Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 42, No. 10, p. 1579-1589 Link
  • Zaun, Natascha, Roos, Christof & Gülzau, Fabian. 2016. Circumventing deadlock through venue-shopping: Why there is more than just talk in U.S. immigration politics in times of crisis, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 42, No. 10, p. 1590-1609 Link
  • Roos, Christof & Laube, Lena. 2015. Liberal Cosmopolitan Norms and the Border: Local Actors' Critique of the Governance of Global Processes, Ethnicities, Vol.15, No.3, p. 341-361 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2015. EU Politics on Labour Migration: Inclusion versus Admission, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 3, p. 536-553 Link
  • Roos, Christof & Zaun, Natascha. 2014. Norms Matter! The role of international norms in EU policies on asylum and immigration, European Journal of Migration and Law, Vol. 16, No. 1, p. 45-68 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2013. How to Overcome Deadlock in EU Immigration Politics, International Migration, Vol. 51, No. 6, p. 67-79 Link
  • Laube, Lena & Roos, Christof. 2010. A Border for the People? Narratives on Changing Eastern Borders in Finland and Austria, Journal of Borderlands Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3&4, p. 31-49 Link
  • Mau, Steffen, Laube, Lena, Roos, Christof, Wrobel, Sonja. 2008. Grenzen in der globalisierten Welt. Selektivität, Internationalisierung, Exterritorialisierung, Leviathan. Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft, Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 123-148 Link

Articles, Essays & Reviews

  • Roos, Christof. 2019. Book Review: The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe, Acta Politica, Vol. 55, No.4, p. 711-713 Link pdf
  • Roos, Christof. 2019. Comment on Joseph Carens: On the Relationship between Normative Claims and Empirical Realities in Immigration, in Hoesch, Matthias, Laube, Lena (Eds), Proceedings of the 2018 ZiF Workshop "Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis", Münster: Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, p. 31-36 Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2016. What Justifies Open or Closed Borders in the Liberal Polity? Global. Kring voor Internationale betrekkingen, Vol.20, No.1, p. 10-12 Link pdf
  • Roos, Christof. 2014. Book Review: Crisis and Migration. Implications of the Eurozone Crisis for Perceptions, Politics, and Policies of Migration by Pieter Bo Bevelander and Bo Peterson (Ed) (2014), International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 321-323 Link
  • Eigmüller, Monika & Roos, Christof. 2010. Von Grenzsicherungspolitik zu selektiver Grenzöffnung: Das veränderte EU-Grenz- und Mobilitätsregime, WeltTrends. Zeitschrift für Internationale Politik, in Eigmüller, Monika & Roos, Christof (ed), Selektive Grenzen, Vol. 71, No. 2, p. 25-34 Link
  • Eigmüller, Monika & Roos, Christof (ed). 2010. Selektive Grenzen, WeltTrends. Zeitschrift für Internationale Politik, Vol. 71, No. 2, p. 24 Link

Commissioned Research & Policy Work

  • Adam, Ilke, Trauner, Florian, Jegen, Leonie, and Roos, Christof . 2019. West African Interests in (EU) Migration Policy, Policy Brief, Bruges: UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies Link
  • Trauner, Florian, Jegen, Leonie, Adam, Ilke & Roos, Christof. 2019. The International Organization for Migration in West Africa: Why its role is getting more contested, Bruges: UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies Link
  • Paul, Regine & Roos, Christof. 2018. Towards resilient migration governance in the EU: A conceptual appraisal, Ispra, 14-16 December 2018, The 2nd International Workshop on Modelling of Physical, Economic and Social Systems for Resilience Assessment, Luxembourg: European Union, p. 155-163 pdf
  • Orsini, Giacomo & Roos, Christof. 2017. EU hotspots, relocation and absconded migrants in Italy. How to save Schengen within a failing Dublin system? IES Policy brief 2017/03 pdf
  • Roos, Christof. 2016. The BREXIT and EU freedom of movement: Legal uncertainty on both sides of the border, IES Brussels, Policy Brief 7, April 2016 Link pdf
  • Roos, Christof & Orsini, Giaccomo. 2015. How to reconcile the EU border paradox? The concurrence of refugee reception and deterrence, IES Brussels, Policy Brief 4, November 2015 Link pdf
  • Roos, Christof & Soebech, Olof Soebech. 2015. Societal Security Scenarios by University Students: The Temple Asylum Game, D 9.15 SOURCE A Virtual Centre of Excellence for Research Support and Coordination on Societal Security Link
  • Roos, Christof. 2010. Bordering Mobility – Networks in Regional Mobility Regulation. The EU and NAFTA in Comparison, University of Bremen, TransState Working Paper Series, No. 110 Link
  • Mau, Steffen, Laube, Lena, Roos, Christof & Wrobel, Sonja. 2009. Globalized Borders? Selectivity, Internationalization, Exterritorialization, Working Paper Series, The American University of Paris, No. 82 Link
  • Magoni, Raphaele, Roos, Christof, Buda, Dirk. 2007. Migration from Africa: A Case Study on Root Causes and Factors Contributing to Migration from Senegal to the EU, European Commission: Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen Support to External Security, TN/ 6901/ 2007