Ferruccio Pastore


email: ferruccio.pastore@fieri.it

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Ferruccio Pastore è direttore di FIERI dal 2009. In precedenza è stato vicedirettore del Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI) di Roma. Ha conseguito un dottorato di ricerca in Diritto presso l’Istituto Universitario Europeo di Firenze nel 1996. E’ International fellow dell’Institut Convergence Migrations di Parigi e membro dell’Expert Group on Economic Migration (EGEM) della Commissione europea. Oltre alla ricerca, svolge un’intensa attività di consulenza e divulgazione, anche a livello internazionale.


Ferruccio Pastore (PhD, European University Institute, 1996) is the director of FIERI since 2009. He was previously deputy director of the Centre of International Policy Studies (CeSPI), a think-tank based in Rome, and a post-doctoral fellow at the Università degli studi di Firenze. He is International fellw of the Institut Convergences Migrations in Paris and a member of the Expert Group on Economic Migration (EGEM) of the European Commission. Besides research, he actively participates in the public debate on migration policies at national and international level.

  • The problematic decentring of migration policy studies, in Lorena Gazzotti, Melissa Mouthaan and Katharina Natter (guest eds.), Embracing Complexity: Historicizing Contexts and Unpacking Actors of ‘Southern’ Migration Governance, “Territory, Politics, Governance”, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2022.2052948;
  • ‘Constrained mobility’: a feature of protracted displacement in Greece and Italy (with P. Hatziprokopiou, E. Papatzani and E. Roman). “Forced Migration Review”, Issue 68, November 2021, pp. 59-62, https://www.fmreview.org/externalisation/hatziprokopiou-papatzani-pastore-roman
  • Are European Migration Policies Racist?, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Spring/Summer 2021 Volume XXVII, issue II, pp. 1-15, https://bjwa.brown.edu/27-2/are-european-migration-policies-racist/;
  • Migrazioni e pandemia: interazioni empiriche e spunti teorici, Introduzione per la special issue su Migrazioni e pandemia, “Mondi Migranti”, No. 1/2021, pp. 19-43;
  • Migration Policies and Negative Extraversion. Making sense of Euro-African cooperation on migration and its effects, (with E. Roman), Revue européenne des migrations internationales, vol. 36 n° 1 (2020), https://journals.openedition.org/remi/14591;
  • Framing migration in the southern Mediterranean: how do civil society actors evaluate EU migration policies? The case of Tunisia, (with E. Roman),Comparative Migration Studies CMS 8, 2 (2020) doi:10.1186/s40878-019-0160-4, published online: 16 January 2020, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40878-019-0160-4 (special issue ‘Mediterranean Migration Research: variable focal length’ – Eds. R. Zapata-Barrero and L. Faustini);
  • From Source to Corridor: Changing Geopolitical Narratives about Migration and EU-Western Balkans Relations, in R. King and N. Oruc (eds.), “Migration in the Western Balkans: What do we know?”, Routledge, 2019
  • Women in Mediterranean Asylum Flows: Current Scenario and Ways Forward (with Milena Belloni and Christiane Timmerman), in Timmerman, C., Fonseca, M.L., Van Praag, L. & S. Pereira & (Eds), “Gender and Migration: A Gender-Sensitive Approach to Migration Dynamics”. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2018, pp. 217-241
  • The Forced, the Voluntary and the Free. Migrants’ categorisation and the tormented evolution of the European migration and asylum regime, “Studi Emigrazione – International Journal of Migration Studies”, Vol. 52, No. 200, 2015, pp. 569-586
  • ‘Introduction’, in Pastore, F. The Governance of Migrant Labour Supply in Europe, Before and During the Crisis (Guest Editor), Special Issue of “Comparative Migration Studies”, 4/2014, http://www.imiscoe.org/publications/library/6-journal-cms/44-comparative-migration-studies-vol-2-no-4; pp. 385-415