Özge Bilgili

Dr. Özge Bilgili is a post-doctoral researcher on transnationalism and the theme leader of Integration, Social Cohesion and Transnationalism research. Her current research focuses on integration and transnationalism debates in the EU context as well as economic remittances, diaspora engagement and return migration in the non-EU migrant sending countries. She has also worked as an evaluation researcher at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht Graduate School of Governance for the MIPEX 2015: Integration Policies, Who Benefits? Project in partnership with Migration Policy Group and Center for International Affairs Barcelona. She coordinated the evaluation research and wrote extensively on impact evaluation studies on integration policy outcomes in 7 policy dimensions, in 18 migrant receiving countries. She also worked as a migration and integration policy expert for the INTERACT Project where she worked on the role of subanational authorities and international city-to-city partnerships on immigrant integration. As an expert in the field of international migration, transnationalism, integration policies and social cohesion, she regularly lectures graduate students in these areas, and travels extensively around the world to present research findings to practitioners, policymakers and academics.