Dr Franck Düvell

Dr Franck Duvell, senior researcher, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabruck University, FFVT Coordination; Research Associate, DeZIM (Berlin); Senior Advisor, PICUM (Brussels); Steering Committee, SEESOX (Oxford); director, Turkey Migration Studies network (TurkMiS). Previously, he was head of the migration department at the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research, Berlin (2018-2020). From 2013 to 2018), he was associate professor and senior researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford. He also taught at Bremen, Oldenburg, Nijmegen, Aalborg, Turku, Koc and Texas universities. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of Bremen, has over 25 years of experience in conducting and leading research, analysis and policy advice and 15 years' experience in researching Ukrainian migration affairs. He is an expert on international migration and in particular irregular, transit and forced migration, migration governance and international relations in the field of migration. His studies specifically focus at the countries on the periphery and in the wider neighbourhood of the EU. Franck also worked for the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, SEO Amsterdam Economics, Nicolaas Witsen Foundation, University of Exeter and University of Bremen and did consultancies for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), GIZ, CEval, and OSCE and provided evidence to the EU Council, Council of Europe, British parliament, Eastern Partnership, Prague Process, Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management and advised many others. He conducted more than 25 research projects and has published 10 books and over 60 research articles in internationally renowned journals. 

He has been conducting five projects relevant to Ukrainian migration affairs: 

Forced Migration in the Global East (since 2021), DIEM, irregular immigrants in the UK (ESRC 2014-2018), Corruption in the Ukrainian Asylum System (Pro Asyl, 2011-12), Eumagine (FP-7, 2010-14), and Transit Migration (2006-12). 

Relevant publications: 

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Scope, Patterns and Future Development of Displacement. IMIS Working Paper 14, 2022 (with Iryna Lapshyna); Shifts in the global migration order and migration transitions in Europe: the cases of Turkey and Russia, Comparative Migration Studies, 2020; ‘We can only dream about Europe': perceptions of social policy as a driver of migration aspirations. The case of Ukraine, Journal of Social Policy Studies, 2018 (with Iryna Lapshyna); Migration, life satisfaction, return and development: the case of a deprived post-Soviet country (Ukraine), Migration & Development, 2015 (with Iryna Lapshyna); The EuroMaidan Protests, Corruption, and War in Ukraine: Migration Trends and Ambitions, Migration Information Source, 2015 (with Iryna Lapshyna); Migration and brain drain vs return and development: the case of Ukraine, in Malinovska, Olena et al. (eds.), Brain Drain - Brain Gain: світовий контекст та українські реалії, Lviv: National University, 2014; Detention Centres in Ukraine: a system for punishing and disciplining migrants and refugees, in Nicola Labanca, Michela Ceccorulli (eds.), The EU, Migration and the Politics of detention in Europe, London: Routledge 2014; EUmagine: The case of Ukraine, European Policy Brief, Brussels: Commission of the European Union, 1/2013 (with Bastian Vollmer, Iryna Lapshyna und Yulia Borshchevska); Ukraine – immigration and transit country for Chechen refugees, in Janda, Alexander; Leitner, Norbert; Vogl, Mathias (eds.), Chechens in the European Union. Vienna: Österreichischer Integrationsfonds, Federal Ministry of the Interior (2008); Ukraine – Europe's Mexico? Oxford: COMPAS, 2007.