Davide Colombi is Research Assistant in the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Unit at CEPS.
He is an expert in human rights and EU migration policies with more than 2 years of experience in non-governmental organisations and the United Nations system. Davide researched these fields with mostly qualitative methods and legal research.
Davide has several years of experience in conducting research on international human rights law issues, including freedom of movement, the rights of the child, and economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR). He previously interned at UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti (Florence, Italy) on the Best of UNICEF Research 2021 and Gender Solutions (2022) projects, and – in the context of an academic legal clinic – he conducted background research for the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.
Davide has completed his master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action with a specialisation in migration studies (with a focus on EU policies). He also had direct experience in a reception centre for asylum seekers in Italy, where he supported the social workers and legal staff providing for the guests’ needs and asylum applications.