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Helena Hahn
Junior Policy Analyst

Helena Hahn joined the EPC in May 2020. She is currently Junior Policy Analyst within the European Diversity and Migration programme. 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).

PROGRAM

European Migration and Diversity

PROJECT

Areas of expertise

Migration governance, external border management, migration and development, migrant integration

Current positions

Junior Policy Analyst

Education

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

Languages

English, German, French, Italian (basic)

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Publications

Migration / DISCUSSION PAPER
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
Migration / POLICY UPDATE
EPIM Policy Update December 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn - 09/12/2020
Migration / POLICY UPDATE
EPIM Policy Update September 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn - 18/09/2020
Migration / POLICY UPDATE
EPIM Policy Update May 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn - 25/05/2020


Contributions

Migration / SPEECH
Between Crisis and Reform: What Next for EU Migration Policy?
Helena Hahn gave a keynote speech entitled “Between Crisis and Reform: What Next for EU Migration Policy?” at Leiden University. She spoke about the notion of “permacrises”, EU migration policymaking in crisis mode, and the EU’s crisis management capabilities in the context of the situations in Afghanistan and Belarus. She also shared insights on her experience working at think tanks in Europe and the US.

Between Crisis and Reform: What Next for EU Migration Policy?
10 December 2021 - ,
History and International Studies, Leiden University
Migration / CONTRIBUTION
Is Europe abandoning refugees?
Helena Hahn provided a video statement on pushbacks at the EU’s external borders for the online show “Is Europe abandoning refugees?”, produced by AJ Streams.

A recording of the show can be viewed here.

Is Europe abandoning refugees?
12 October 2021 - ,
Al Jazeera – The Stream
Migration / WORKSHOP
Workshop on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum
Helena Hahn was invited to speak at an online workshop entitled “The Future of the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Perspectives from the EU and its member states”, organized by Ponto – Grassroots Think Tank. She led a session on the implications of the Afghanistan crisis for EU migration policy, looking at the EU’s ability to demonstrate global humanitarian leadership, the provision of humanitarian and development aid as well as refugee resettlement efforts.

Workshop on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum
05 October 2021 - ,
Ponto – Grassroots Think Tank


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