Silvia Carta

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Common European Asylum System, Migration Governance, Refugee Protection


Main research interests

  • Common European Asylum System
  • External dimension of asylum policies and EU migration cooperation with third countries
  • International refugee law and asylum jurisprudence

Silvia Carta is a policy analyst in the European Migration and Diversity Programme at the European Policy Centre. Her main fields of work include the Common European Asylum System, the external dimension of asylum policies and EU migration cooperation with third countries, as well as international refugee law and asylum jurisprudence.

Before joining the EPC, she worked as a parliamentary assistant and policy advisor in the European Parliament. Prior to that, she gained experience in the legal team of the UNHCR Regional Representation for EU Affairs in Brussels. She also worked as a research assistant at the Odysseus Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Brussels) and as a legal intern at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg).

She holds an LL.M. in European Union Law from the Institut d’études européennes (IEE) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, an MA in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padua, and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Development Cooperation from the University of Turin.

Within the framework of the MEDAM project, Silvia currently leads the analysis of policy developments in migration-related policies in the EU, as well as policies in key member states, and actively promotes MEDAM in the EU policy community based in Brussels.