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Svenja Niederfranke
Programme Assistant
Svenja Niederfranke is a Programme Assistant for the Migration and Diversity Programme. Her main interests include questions related to human rights at borders, return & readmission, and the role of courts and human rights bodies.

Before joining the EPC in May 2021, Svenja worked for the International Migration Law Unit at the IOM in Geneva where she focussed on questions related to the principle of non-refoulement and economic, social and cultural rights of migrants. She has also worked for the GIZ representation in Brussels where she followed the reform process of the Common European Asylum System.

Svenja holds a LLM in Human Rights from the University of Edinburgh, focussing on International Migration Law, and a BA in International Relations from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands


European Migration and Diversity


Areas of expertise

Return and readmission, Common European Asylum System, international migration law

Current positions

Programme Assistant


LLM in Human Rights, University of Edinburgh;
BA in International Relations, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands


English, German, French, Dutch (basic)


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