PhD defence: Radu-Mihai Triculescu

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Radu-Mihai Triculescu defends his doctoral thesis Harmonised Asylum Policies in the European Union? The role of street-level bureaucrats in the implementation of the Common European Asylum System on 24 June 2021.

Radu-Mihai Triculescu, PhD Candidate and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Twente Graduate School, University of Twente, will defend his PhD thesis Harmonised Asylum Policies in the European Union? The role of street-level bureaucrats in the implementation of the Common European Asylum System on Thursday 24 June 2021.

Please register for the digital event before Tuesday 22 June.

A limited number of guests may be physically present during the ceremony at the University of Twente. If you would like to attend Triculescu’s defence in person, please email him at r.triculescu@utwente.nl.

Supervisors 

  • Ramses Wessel, University of Groningen (former University of Twente)
  • Johannes Pollak, Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Claudio Matera, University of Twente

Abstract 

The Common European Asylum System (CEAS) has strived to provide a uniform set of guidelines aimed at harmonizing the implementation of asylum procedures across the European Union. My project will trace the instruments that make up the CEAS across different levels of governance, and track if and how differences emerge in the way countries absorb European Directives, Regulations, and other instruments, ultimately yielding different procedures of bureaucratic implementation. Essentially, the aim of this investigation is to understand how bureaucrats implement the Common European Asylum System in different Member States, and how can any differences in implementation be explained. Through a case study comparison, an understanding of how country-specific contexts affect the establishment of a comprehensive and harmonized asylum policy in the European Union will emerge. To observe these differences, much of the focus will be placed on the discretionary space available to bureaucrats involved in making asylum decisions.

Published June 14, 2021 2:33 PM - Last modified June 14, 2021 2:33 PM