Andrea Pettrachin

Research Associate
Andrea Pettrachin is a Research Associate to the MIGPROSP Project. He has been awarded a European Research Council PhD Studentship at the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2016 to conduct research on migration governance in Europe. His research investigates the governance of asylum in Italy, in the framework of the recent refugee crisis, analysed with a specific focus on political actors’ framing and sensemaking processes in a multi-level governance scenario, policy networks and their impact on policy outputs. More specifically, Andrea is currently working on Italian asylum policies under the former Italian government and on the organization of the reception system in three Italian regions (Veneto, Tuscany and Sicily). Andrea holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations and a MA in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance. He has also some practical experience in the field of asylum/migration, having worked as an intern for an NGO working with migrants and asylum seekers in Ceuta and as a trainee in the international press agency Inter Press Service (during his previous studies). Andrea has recently published a paper based on his MA dissertation research in International Communication Gazette (“Towards a Universal Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms?”, 2018).

Research topics: refugee crisis, asylum governance, Italian asylum policies, migration governance
Georgaphic areas: Italy (Veneto, Tuscany, Sicily)
Refereed journal Articles
  • Pettrachin, A. (2018). “Towards a Universal Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms?”. International Communication Gazette: February 2018.