Philipp is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Research Centre for Migration, Diversity and Justice at the Brussels School of Governance.
Currently, Philipp works on the FWO-funded project 'The creation of a dataset on coercive EU mobility rules' . Mobility rules can be enforced by coercive means e.g. through a forcible return procedure or a Dublin transfer of asylum seekers back to their point of entry in Europe. The project will create a unique dataset featuring country-to-country cooperation patterns on coercive mobility within Europe (on Dublin transfers) and from Europe to the rest of the world (on return cooperation) from 1999 to 2020.
Philipp studied political science with a focus on European studies and International Relations in Brussels, Munich, Tuebingen, and Leeds and holds a PhD from VUB and an MA from LMU Munich. His PhD thesis investigated the EU's readmission and return policy with third countries in the EU neighbourhood and parts of Africa and Asia. The dissertation's empirical-based comparative approach questions the effectiveness of the EU's readmission and return policy.
Research Expertise: EU migration policy; externalisation and cooperation with non-EU countries; EU return policy; migration data
Research Methodology: Qualitative Comparative Analysis, statistics, interviews