Florian.Trauner

Prof. Dr. Florian Trauner

Research Professor
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Florian Trauner is a Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies and the Department of Political Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is also a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus, where he teaches on immigration, asylum and border control in the European Union (joint course with Sandra Lavenex). His research interests concern EU justice and home affairs (in particular migration, asylum, visa, return and counter-terrorism policies), linkages between European internal security and foreign affairs/external relations, the role of EU institutions and dynamics of decision-making, EU-Western Balkans relations. A graduate of the Universities of Vienna and Copenhagen, he received his PhD in 2008 (with distinction) and his habilitation in 2015.

His work has appeared in leading journals in the discipline such as West European Politics, the Journal for European Public Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Integration, International Migration, and European Foreign Affairs Review. He is author of ‘The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: EU justice and home affairs in Macedonia and Croatia’ (Manchester University Press) and editor of ‘Policy Change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter’ (Routledge, with Ariadna Ripoll Servent). Again with Ariadna, he also edited the ‘Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research’, a book with 39 chapters comprehensively covering the theories, policies and actors in this field. He is currently participating in the Horizon-2020 project MINDb4ACT on tackling radicalization and violent extremism led by the Elcano Royal Institute and co-directing the project ‘African Migration: Root Causes and Regulatory Dynamics (AMIREG)’ funded by the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS).

Florian Trauner had permanent or visiting positions at Renmin University of China, the Institute for European Integration Research of the University of Vienna, Science Po’s centre d'études européennes, and the Paris-based EU Institute for Security Studies. He acted as an external expert for the European Commission, the European Parliament and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development. For a project initiated by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was invited twice to Skopje to develop and implement a training programme for Macedonian judges, prosecutors and public officials on the EU’s rule of law and anti-corruption policies. In the framework of an association with the EU Institute for Security Studies he was also involved in the definition of the ‘global strategy’ for the European Union, a project led by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. 

Profile and Publications

 


Books

  • Ripoll Servent, Ariadna & Trauner, Florian (eds.). 2018. Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2018, in print)
  • Lange, Sabine/Nechev, Zoran/Trauner, Florian (eds.) . 2017. Resilience in the Western Balkans. Report Nr. 36, Paris: EU Institute for Security Studies.
  • Trauner, Florian & Ripoll Servent, Ariadna (eds.). 2015. Policy Change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter. London: Routledge. Link
  • Trauner, Florian & Wolff, Sarah (eds.). 2014. The Negotiation and Contestation of EU Migration Policy Instruments. In: European Journal of Migration and Law, 16 (1) (Special Issue).
  • Rosenberger, Sieglinde & Trauner, Florian (eds.). 2014. Abschiebepolitik – eine sozialwissenschaftliche Annäherung. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 43 (2), (Special Issue).
  • Carrapico, Helena & Trauner, Florian (eds.). 2012. The External Dimension of EU Justice and Home Affairs: Post-Lisbon Governance Dynamics. In: European Foreign Affairs Review, Issue 17, (Special Issue 2012).
  • Trauner, Florian. 2011. The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: EU justice and home affairs in Croatia and Macedonia. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Schimmelfennig, Frank & Trauner, Florian (eds.). 2009. Post-accession compliance in the EU’s new member states, European Integration online Papers (EIoP), Special Issue 2, Vol. 13.

Chapters

  • Trauner, Florian & Ripoll Servent, Ariadna. 2015. The analytical framework: EU institutions, policy change and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. In: Florian Trauner/Ariadna Ripoll Servent: Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter. London: Routledge, 11-32.
  • Ripoll Servent, Ariadna & Trauner, Florian. 2015. Asylum – limited policy change due to new norms of institutional behaviour. In: Florian Trauner/Ariadna Ripoll Servent: Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter, London: Routledge, 35-52.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2015. The role of the European Union in the Fair Management of Migration. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): A Fair Deal on Talent – Fostering Just Migration Governance. Gütersloh: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 241-256 (chapter translated also in German).
  • Trauner, Florian & Lavenex, Sandra. 2015. A comparative view: understanding and explaining policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. In: Florian Trauner/Ariadna Ripoll Servent: Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: how EU institutions matter. London: Routledge, 219-240.
  • Trauner, Florian . 2014. Österreich. In: Weidenfeld, Werner/Wolfgang Wessels (eds): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2014, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 471-475.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2014. The EU’s readmission policy in the neighbourhood: a comparative view on the Southern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. In: Ceccorulli, Michela/Nicola Labanca: The EU, Migration and the Politics of Administrative Detention. London: Routledge, 23-41.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2014. Migration policy: an ambiguous EU role in specifying and spreading international refugee protection norms. In: Falkner, Gerda, Patrick Müller (eds): EU Policies in a Global Perspective. Shaping or taking international regimes? London: Routledge, 149-166.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2013. Österreich. In: Weidenfeld, Werner/Wolfgang Wessels (eds): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2013, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 457-460.
  • Trauner, Florian, Kruse, Imke & Zeilinger, Bernhard. 2013. Values versus security in the external dimension of EU migration policy: a case study on the readmission agreement with Russia In: Noutcheva, Gergana, Karolina Pomorska and Giselle Bosse (eds): The EU and its neighbours: values vs. security in European foreign policy. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 201-217. Link
  • Ripoll Servent, Ariadna & Trauner, Florian. 2013. What kind of impact is Austria exposed to? Analysing EU aslyum law. Julia Dahlvik, Christoph Reinprecht and Wiebke Sievers: Migration und Integration – wissenschaftliche Perspektiven aus Österreich. Jahrbuch 2/2013. Vienna: Vienna University Press, 319-334.
  • Luif, Paul & Trauner, Florian. 2013. The Prüm Process: the effects of enhanced cooperation within Europe and with the United States in combating serious crime. In: Holzhacker, Ronald and Paul Luif (eds): Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon: Internal and External Dimensions of Increased Cooperation in the European Union. New York: Springer, 101-118.
  • Luif, Paul & Trauner, Florian. 2012. Österreich: In: Weidenfeld, Werner/Wolfgang Wessels (eds): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2012, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 439-442.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2012. La implantación de una zona de libre visado: ¿qué lecciones se pueden aprender de los Balcanes Occidentales? In: Sánchez-Montijano, Elena, Jordi Vaquer i Fanés and Elina Viilup (eds.) La política de visados para el siglo XXI: Más allá de la cola del visado. Barcelona: CIDOB, Interrogar, 215-236.
  • Wolff, Sarah & Trauner, Florian. 2011. A European migration policy fit for future challenges. In: Wolff, Sarah, Flora Goudappel and Jaap de Zwaan (eds): Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, 63-78.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2011. Increased differentiation as Integration Engine? Studying Justice and Home Affairs. In: Falkner, Gerda (ed): The EU’s Decision Traps: Comparing Policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 145-161.

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Slominski, Peter/Florian Trauner. 2017. How do member states return unwanted migrants? The strategic (non-)use of ‘Europe’ in the context of the migration crisis. In: Journal of Common Market Studies, forthcoming.
  • Trauner, Florian/Turton, Jocelyn. 2017. “Welcome culture”: the emergence and transformation of a public debate on migration. In: Austrian Journal of Political Science, 46 (1), 33-42. pdf
  • Trauner, Florian/Ariadna Ripoll Servent. 2016. The communitarisation of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: why institutional change does not translate into policy change, In: Journal of Common Market Studies, 54 (6), 1417-1432. Link pdf
  • Trauner, Florian. 2016. Wie sollen Flüchtlinge in Europa verteilt werden? Der Streit um einen Paradigmenwechsel in der EU-Asylpolitik, in: integration 2/2016, S. 93-106. Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2016. Asylum Policy: the EU’s ‘crises’ and the looming policy regime failure. In: Journal of European Integration, 38 (3), 311-325. Link pdf
  • Ripoll Servent, Ariadna & Trauner, Florian. 2014. Do supranational EU institutions make a difference? EU asylum law before and after communitarisation. In: Journal of European Public Policy, 21 (8), 1142-1162. pdf
  • Rosenberger, Sieglinde & Trauner, Florian. 2014. Einleitung: Abschiebepolitik – eine sozialwissenschaftliche Annäherung. In: Austrian Journal of Political Science, 43 (2), 141-149. pdf
  • Trauner, Florian & Wolff, Sarah. 2014. The negotiation and contestation of EU migration policy instruments – a research framework. In: European Journal of Migration and Law, 16 (1), 1-18. Link
  • Trauner, Florian & Manigrassi, Emanuele. 2014. When visa-free travel becomes difficult to achieve and easy to lose: the EU Visa Free Dialogues after the EU’s experience with the Western Balkans. In: European Journal of Migration and Law, 16 (1), 123-143. Link
  • Slominski, Peter & Trauner, Florian. 2014. Die Europäisierung der Abschiebepolitik Österreichs: mehr Handlungsoptionen für staatliche AkteurInnen oder mehr Schutz für Betroffene? In: Austrian Journal of Political Science, 43 (2), 151-168. Link
  • Carrapico, Helena & Trauner, Florian. 2013. Europol and its impact on EU policy-making on organised crime: analysing governance dynamics and opportunities. In: Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 14(3), 357-371. Link
  • Trauner, Florian & Deimel, Stephanie. 2013. The impact of EU migration policies on African countries: the case of Mali. In: International Migration, 51(4), 20-32. Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2012. The European Parliament and agency control in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. In: West European Politics, 35(4), 784-802. Link
  • Trauner, Florian & Carrapico, Helena. 2012. The external dimension of EU justice and home affairs after the Lisbon Treaty: analyzing the dynamics of expansion and diversification. In: European Foreign Affairs Review, 17, Special Issue 2012, 165-182. Link
  • Renner, Stephan & Trauner, Florian. 2009. Creeping membership in Southeast Europe: the dynamics of EU rule transfer to the Western Balkans. In: Journal of European Integration, 31 (4), 449-465. Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2009. Deconstructing the EU’s routes of influence in justice and home affairs in the Western Balkans. In: Journal of European Integration, 31 (1), 65-82.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2009. Post-accession compliance with EU law in Bulgaria and Romania: a comparative perspective. European Integration online Papers (EIoP), Special Issue 2, Vol. 13, Art. 21. pdf
  • Trauner, Florian. 2009. From membership conditionality to policy conditionality: EU external governance in South Eastern Europe. In: Journal of European Public Policy, 16(5), 774-790. Link
  • Trauner, Florian & Kruse, Imke. 2008. EC visa facilitation and readmission agreements: a new standard EU foreign policy tool? In: European Journal of Migration and Law, 10 (4), 411-438. Link

Commissioned Research & Policy Work

  • Trauner, Florian/Willems, Auke. 2016. The internal-external nexus: criminal justice, Brief Nr 29, Paris: EU Institute for Security Studies. October 2016. Link pdf
  • Dupont, Clarie/Florian Trauner (eds.). 2016. What if? The Implications of a Brexit-scenario on different EU policies. IES Policy Brief 4-10/2016, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. pdf
  • Trauner, Florian. 2016. New kids on the CFSP block: the JHA agencies. Brief Nr. 7, Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), March 2016. pdf
  • Funk, Marco/Florian Trauner. 2016. Transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation. Alert Nr 15, Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), April 2016. pdf
  • Trauner, Florian. 2015. Reagiert die EU adäquat auf die Flüchtlingstragödien im Mittelmeer? Ein Reformvorschlag für die europäische Asylpolitik. ÖGfE Policy Brief 16/2015, April 2015. Link pdf
  • Trauner, Florian & Ripoll Servent, Ariadna. 2015. The communitarisation of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: has institutional change triggered policy change? Les Cahiers européens de Science Po, 01/2015, Paris. Link pdf
  • Trauner, Florian. 2014. Bosnia 1914 – 2014: what lessons? Alert 31, Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), June 2014. Link pdf
  • Trauner, Florian. 2011. The internal-external security nexus: more coherence under Lisbon? Occasional Paper No 89. Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), March 2011. Link pdf
  • Trauner, Florian & Kruse, Imke. 2008. EC visa facilitation and readmission agreements: implementing a new EU security approach in the neighbourhood. CEPS Working Document No 290. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), April 2008. Link pdf
  • Gültekin-Punsmann, Burcu, Tomislav Maršić, Dušan Reljić & Florian Trauner . 2008. Assessment of Programmes funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). Briefing for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament made under the framework contract with the Trans European Policy Study Association (TEPSA), Brussels, 20 May 2008.
  • Trauner, Florian & Lynch, Tom. 2008. Analysis of the 2007 Annual Action Programme for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia under the Pre-Accession Instrument in preparation of the review of the relevant Multi-Annual Indicative Programme. Briefing for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament made under the framework contract with the Trans European Policy Study Association (TEPSA), Brussels, 28 April 2008.

Newspaper Op-eds & Online Commentary

  • Trauner, Florian et al.. 2016. ‘Füchtlingsforschung gegen Mythen 3. WissenschaftlerInnen diskutieren Behauptungen aus der Flüchtlingsdebatte’, Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2016. Live Interview on the EU’s refugee crisis with the German Broadcasting Cooperation ARD, broadcasted in the late news (‘Nachtmagazin’), 15 February.
  • Rosenberger, Sieglinde and Florian Trauner. 2016. ‘Rückführung mit Prädikat fragwürdig’, op-ed in the Austrian daily ‘Der Standard’, 26. February. Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2016. The integrative power of the threat of disintegration’; Op-ed first published by the Politheor European Policy Network and then by EurActiv.com, 5 February Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2016. TV Interview on the EU’s refugee crisis with the German Broadcasting Cooperation ARD, broadcasted in the late news (‘Nachtmagazin’), 15 February
  • Trauner, Florian. 2016. Interview with the Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet „Útban a többsebességes Európa felé?“ („Towards a multi-speed Europe?“), 16 January Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2015. Live-interview with the German broadcasting company `Hessischer Rundfunk/hr2-Kultur` on `border developments` in Europe, 17 November
  • Trauner, Florian. 2015. Im Schwitzkasten nationaler Interessen. Opt-ed (´Kommentar der Anderen`) for the Austrian daily 'Der Standard', 10 September 2015
  • Trauner, Florian. 2015. Interview with the Austrian Broadcasting Operation ORF concerning the functioning of the Dublin system, broadcasted at the ‘ZIB Magazin’, 1 September 2015.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2015. Interview with the Austrian TV channel ‘Puls 4’ concerning the functioning of the Schengen area, 26 August 2015.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2015. Reagiert die EU adäquat auf die Flüchtlingstragödien im Mittelmeer?‘ Op-ed in EurActiv.de, 30 April 2015 Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2014. ‘Radiokolleg - Im Osten viel Neues. 25 Jahre nach dem Fall des Eisernen Vorhangs‘.Interview with the radio Ö1 of the Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation ORF, 27 October 2014.
  • Trauner, Florian. 2014. ‘Kein Land in Sicht? Über die Hindernisse einer einheitlichen EU-Politik’. Interview with the radio Ö1 of the Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation ORF, 6 May 2014
  • Trauner, Florian. 2014. Interview with the German broadcasting cooperation NDR on the topic of European refugee policy, 30 April 2014. Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2014. ‘Die EU-Flüchtlingspolitik braucht eine umfassende Reform‘, Opinion editorial for the daily 'Wiener Zeitung', 30 April 2014. Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2013. EU: Strong Parliament is weak ally in struggle for human and civil rights’ and ‘EU: Starkes Parliament ist schwacher Verbündeter im Kampf für Menschen- und Bürgerrechte’. German and English Press Release in cooperation with Austrian Science Fund (referred to in several media outlets including Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, APA Science, news4press.com, buisnesspress24.com) Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2012. Interview with SES Türkiye, ‘Turkey, EU set to negotiate visa liberalisation’, available at SETimes.com, 4 December 2012. Link
  • Trauner, Florian. 2011. Live-Interview with the German Broadcasting Cooperation 'ARD tagesschau 24' on the EU’s refugee and border control policy in the Mediterranean Sea, 6 November 2011
  • Trauner, Florian. 2011. ‘Grenzkonflikte am Balkan: was gegen das Zypern-Modell spricht’, Opinion Editorial (Gastkommentar) in the Austrian daily 'Die Presse', 3 August 2011.