Nicola Delvino Senior Researcher, Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity

Nicola Delvino is a Senior Researcher at the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity and a previous Research Affiliate at COMPAS. His research has been focusing on EU and national policies and legislation on irregular migration, and on local and municipal practices responding to the presence of migrants with irregular immigration status. Nicola in particular supports research for two initiatives of the Global Exchange, the C-MISE project and the annual Autumn Academy. He is co-author, with Sarah Spencer, of a COMPAS research report, Irregular Migrants in Italy: Law and Policy on Entitlements to Services.

Prior to joining COMPAS, he worked and researched on migration, asylum and human rights policies in Europe at Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office (Brussels), and subsequently as a Justice & Home Affairs Officer in the political section of the British Embassy in Rome. Nicola holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Bari, Italy, and studied EU law at ULB Brussels. He carried out internships at the European Parliament, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and the International Federation for Human Rights.


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Blog Posts


City Initiative on Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe (C-MISE)

Sarah Spencer, Nicola Delvino and Nathan Grassi | March 2017 to February 2019