Marika holds a Master’s Degree in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and a double Master’s degree in Crossing the Mediterranean: Towards Investment and Integration (MIM) from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, in collaboration with the University of Sousse, Tunisia.
She is mainly interested in European policies and practices in the field of migration and socio-economic inclusion, and she is currently a Blue Book Trainee at the Secretariat General of the European Commission working on cohesion, economic, and social policy.
Prior to this, Marika worked for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the Justice and Home Affairs department of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU. She later worked for an international nonprofit organisation managing projects and conducting advocacy in the field of refugee and migrant inclusion at the EU level. She also graduated with Honours in International Studies from the University of Trento after being an Erasmus student at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne during her final year.
Languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish
The consolidation of telework as a mainstream practice has been one of the most evident consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak. If applied to non-EU citizens wishing to work for European companies, it could foster inclusive social innovation practices that have long been needed in the field of labour policy.
The EU and the Western Balkans are engaged in a do ut des relationship that seems to satisfy both parties in terms of security and development but that fails to take into account the needs of people on the move.
Covid-19 deeply affected the field of asylum and migration, already one of the most politicised topics within the EU, without a coordinated response being elaborated by member states.