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Helena Hahn
Policy Analyst

Helena Hahn joined the EPC in 2020. She is currently a Policy Analyst within the European Diversity and Migration programme and also involved in the EPC’s ongoing work to strengthen transnational think tank cooperation. Her main interests include border management, EU migration cooperation with third countries, EU funding, climate-induced displacement as well as refugee integration policies

She previously gained experience at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, DC, the Brussels Mission of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Vienna, Austria.

Helena holds a Master in International Affairs (MIA) from the Graduate Institute in Geneva (2019), where she focused on security studies, migration and urban policy. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in World Politics from Leiden University College The Hague (2016).


European Migration and Diversity


Climate-induced displacement and migration: What role for the European Union?

Areas of expertise

Migration governance, climate change and migration, EU migration cooperation, EU funding, borders and technology, resettlement, refugee integration, think tank cooperation

Current positions

Policy Analyst


Master in International Affairs, Graduate Institute, Geneva
BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges, Leiden University College The Hague


English, German, French, Italian (basic)



The EU’s approach to climate mobility: Which way forward?
By Helena Hahn , Melanie Fessler - 26/10/2023
Migration / 2022 MEDAM Assessment Report
Refugee protection in the EU: Building resilience to geopolitical conflict
By Matthias Lücke , Helena Hahn , Silvia Carta , Martin Ruhs , Mehari Taddele Maru , Paweł Kaczmarczyk , Karolina Łukasiewicz , Marta Pachocka , Tobias Heidland - 13/10/2022
Future-proofing resettlement policies: Next steps for resettlement and community sponsorship in the EU
By Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn , Silvia Carta - 06/12/2021
EPIM Policy Update December 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn - 09/12/2020


Migration / INTERVIEW
Interview with Le Monde
Helena Hahn was interviewed by Le Monde about the EU’s plans to conclude more migration partnerships with third countries. 

Read the article here. (In French)

Interview with Le Monde
26 October 2023 - ,
Le Monde
Migration / INTERVIEW
Interview with Tagesschau
Helena Hahn was interviewed by Tagesschau on the EU's migration deal with Tunisia and whether these deals can be successful. 

Read the article here. (In German)

Interview with Tagesschau
19 October 2023 - ,
Migration / INTERVIEW
Interview with Channel 4
Helena Hahn gave an interview for Channel 4 reflecting on the UK and Italy's stance on migration at the meeting of the European Political Community in Granada. 

Watch the interview here.

Interview with Channel 4
06 October 2023 - ,
Channel 4

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