Giulia Laganà leads the Open Society European Policy Institute’s analysis and advocacy on EU policies on migration and asylum.
Previously, Laganà was a senior adviser on migration, asylum, EU, and international affairs to the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome. She spent four years with the United Nations, working for UNHCR and UNDP in Italy and Brussels, respectively. Whilst with UNDP, Laganà oversaw migration and development projects in Western and North Africa. Laganà’s work experience also includes stints with NGOs such as SOLIDAR and with the European Commission.
Laganà graduated with a First from Cambridge University in social anthropology and holds an MA in human rights and humanitarian aid from the University of Bologna. She has since specialised in international refugee law and EU asylum and migration law. An Italian national, Laganà is bilingual in English and Italian and speaks French.