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As a PhD researcher at the University of Twente, my work focused on the national implementation of asylum policies in the European Union. I held this position as a member of the Post Crisis Legitimacy of the European Union Innovative Training Network, under the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

I am currently employed as an Associate Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) – Europe. My work focuses on European policies of return and reintegration, asylum, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant inclusion.

Latest Publications:

Triculescu, R-M. (forthcoming). ‘Dublin is Dead’: How the EU’s Response to the 2015 Crisis Allowed for the Delegitimation of the System for Determining the Member State Responsible for Examining an Application for International Protection. In: Bursens, P., De Bievre, D, Lord, C., and R. Wessels (eds). Legitimacy Recovered? The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union. Routledge.

Olivares-Méndez M., Triculescu R-M. (2020) Human Rights and Unreliable Institutions in a Globalized World: The Case of Irregular Migrants in Mexico. In: Le Clercq J., Abreu Sacramento J. (eds). Rebuilding the State Institutions. Springer, Cham.

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Why EU institutions alone cannot reform the Common European Asylum System

Originally published at Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe on July 27, 2020. The current global health crisis has once again exposed the risks faced by asylum seekers in their attempts to secure a form of international protection. For those seeking refuge, undertaking such risks is nothing new. It was, after all, only five years ago whenContinue reading “Why EU institutions alone cannot reform the Common European Asylum System”