Global Public Policy Institute

The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is an independent, non-profit think tank on global affairs, based in Berlin and legally established as a registered charitable association since 2001. GPPi’s mission is to improve global governance through research, policy advice and debate. GPPi has a wealth of thematic experience on internal and external EU policies on forced migration and associated policy areas such as humanitarian action, EU crisis management, and the intersection of emergency and development assistance. GPPi staff have consulted for the European Commission, various UN agencies – including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees –, the German Foreign Office and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. State Department and numerous government ministries in EU member states. Through its advisory and debate activities, GPPi has established itself as a leader in methodological innovation in the fields of strategic foresight as well as monitoring and evaluation.

Role in ASILE

GPPi has contributed to or coordinated several major international academic research consortia (currently on Europe’s External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested OrdersEU LISTCO, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme; in 2012-2015 on Global Norm Evolution and the Responsibility to Protect, part of the Europe and Global Challenges program, funded by Volkswagen Foundation, Compagnia di San Paolo and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) as well as policy research and dialogue projects, including several funded by the European Commission (through the precursors to the Partnership Instrument). GPPI, based on their expertise, will be involved in WP2 on Actors Networks, supporting Task 2.2 on Responsibility Allocation and working closely with Gothenburg University.

Team Members

Julian Lehmann

ASILE Researcher

Short biography

Julian Lehmann is a project manager at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. His interests and expertise lie at the interface between law and policy in the areas of migration and human rights promotion. Currently, Julian is engaged in a consulting project with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the cooperation between humanitarian and development actors. Previously, he has researched external aspects of EU refugee policy and advised the German Foreign Office on resettlement. Before joining GPPi, Julian worked as a protection consultant for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the Morocco office. As a freelance consultant, he authored studies for the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg and for the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. Julian has recently defended his doctoral project on EU asylum law, supervised at the Dresden University of Technology. He was a Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan in 2012 as well as a visiting scholar at the University of Lund in 2014, and he remains an affiliate to the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London.

Angeliki Dimitriadi

ASILE Researcher

Short biography

Angeliki Dimitriadi is a research fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where she contributes to the institute’s work on migration. She is a political scientist with an interest in irregular migration and asylum, as well as the interplay between migratory movement and policies of deterrence and protection. Her research focuses on migration management policies at external borders, migration governance in the EU and European foreign policy on migration.

Previously, Angeliki was senior research fellow and head of the migration program for the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, with projects focusing on counter-smuggling, transit migration, EU-Turkey relations concerning migration, asylum processing, and migration policy in the Mediterranean. Between October 2015 and April 2016, she was
visiting fellow in residence on migration and asylum policy at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Berlin.

In addition to her policy work, Angeliki is an adjunct professor at the University of Athens where she teaches on the governance of asylum and migration policy in Southeast Europe at the master’s level. Her most recent monograph, ​“Afghan Migration Europe: At the Margins, Looking In” (Palgrave, 2018), focuses on Afghan asylum seekers attempting to transit through Greece and Turkey. The book highlights the shortcomings of policies applied in the region and their impact in the migratory journey. 

Education: PhD from Democritus University of Thrace (Dept of Social Administration, migration track); MA in War Studies (King’s College London); BSc in International Relations and History (LSE).