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European Union

Research at the EU level will concentrate on the policy and legal infrastructures of irregularity and the analysis of narratives and counternarrative on irregular migration among EU policy makers, civil society and non-governmental organisations. Engagement with EU stakeholders is a pillar of I-CLAIM impact strategy and central to the development of policy recommendations to improve the conditions of irregular migrants and their families in Europe.

Research Partner:


Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs unit
Steering Committee member, WP7 Leader


Sergio Carrera is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs unit at CEPS. Sergio is also Visiting Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) in the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.


Miriam Mir

Project Officer
I-CLAIM Communications Manager


Miriam Mir is Project Officer in the Justice and Home Affairs Unit. Since 2008 she had carried out the administration, coordination and dissemination activities of the different research projects of which the JHA section is part. She has experience in managing research projects, preparing project proposals, organising events and fund-raising. Miriam has been involved in the dissemination management of various projects funded by the EU such as SOURCE, EU-CITZEN, JUD-IT, RELIGARE, among others.

Anjum Shabbir

Associate Researcher


Anjum Shabbir has over ten years of experience of researching, drafting and editing legal texts in several areas of EU law and UK law. Most recently she worked for the information platform EU Law Live (2020-2022), at an international law firm (2019), and in the Cabinet of Advocate General Bobek at the Court of Justice (2016-2019). Prior to that she worked at law firms and NGOs in London (the AIRE Centre, and as an intern at Fair Trials International). She was also Associate Editor at the Maastricht Journal of EU and Comparative Law for five years, and taught at the Universities of Maastricht and Hasselt.

Davide Colombi



He is an expert in human rights and EU migration policies with more than 2 years of experience in non-governmental organisations and the United Nations system. Davide researched these fields with mostly qualitative methods and legal research.

European Engagement Partner:


Mercedes Miletti

ETUC Advisor
I-CLAIM Partner


Mercedes Miletti is Policy Advisor on migration at the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). She graduated in Political Sciences and International Relations at the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and later obtained a Master in Cultures and Development Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Before joining ETUC, she worked at the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM). Since 2011, she has also been active in grassroots migrant organisations and communities.



Ojeaku Nwabuzo

I-CLAIM Partner


Ojeaku Nwabuzo is one of two directors, leading on Policy, Advocacy and Network Development. She previously worked at Runnymede, a race equality think tank in the UK, as a research and policy analyst where she led on various projects including and developed various resources that captured individual and community histories on migration and belonging. Ojeaku has extensive experience of working in children and young people’s Ojeaku holds a BSc in Politics from the University of Southampton and an MA in Political Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London.


Emmanuel Achiri

Policy and Advocacy Advisor
I-CLAIM Partner


Emmanuel Achiri is a Policy and Advocacy Advisor at ENAR where he focuses his advocacy efforts on deracializing and decolonizing migration attitudes in Europe. He defends his PhD in September 2023 where his dissertation focuses on critiquing voluntary repatriation as a concept and practice.

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