Research Projects

Currently, I am principle investigator for two research projects as part of EU-wide consortia funded with Horizon 2020 framework. MIGNEX will contribute to more effective and coherent migration management through evidence-based understanding of the linkages between development and migration migration-development nexus.  ADMIGOV exploring different aspects of entry, exit, labour, protection and development policies will advance alternative migration governance.

Check out completed and ongoing projects for details:


  • MIGNEX, Aligning Migration Management and the Migration-Development Nexus, funded by EU Horizon 2020, (September 2018 – September 2023) (principle investigator).


  • ADMIGOV, Advancing Alternative Migration Governance, funded by EU Horizon 2020 (February 2019-February 2023) (principle investigator).
  • Integration and Wellbeing of Syrian Youth in Turkey, funded by Volkswagen Stiftung Foundation under the project “Responsible Deal” (2018-2020) (consultant).
  • Fluctuations of Migration Flows on the Balkan Route, funded by The WODC (Research and Documentation Centre) of the Ministry of Justice and Security in Netherlands, (November 2018-September 2019)  (consultant).
  • LOC-INTEG Refugees and Local Integration, funded by Koç University Seed Research Grant (December 2016 – May 2018) (principle investigator).
  • MobileWelfare: European Welfare Systems in Times of Mobility, funded by Norface (2015-2018) (cooperation partner).
  • EUMAGINE, Imagining Europe from the Outside, funded by EU 7th Framework Programme (2010-2013) (researcher).