Daniela Irrera

Expert Network Expert of the Month – April 2016 Contributor


Daniela Irrera is Associate Professor of Political Science and IR at the University of Catania, where she teaches International Politics and Global civil society. She is currently President of the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA).

She has been Visiting Fellow at the Stony Brook University, New York; Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland; Fulbright Alumni at University of Delaware; Université Libre de Bruxelles; University of Oxford; New Bulgarian University, Sofia; Metropolitan University, Prague; Dogus University, Istanbul; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun; Nanyang Technological University; National University Singapore.

Daniela has been recently awarded with a DAAD Fellowship at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and with a research grant at the European Union Center of Excellence, University of Alberta.

Daniela is Member of the executive committee of the Standing Group on Organised Crime, European Consortium for Political Research. She is part of several research projects funded by the EU under Jean Monnet Action, Lifelong Learning Programme, and Horizon 2020.

Daniela has extensively published in the areas of International Relations and EU politics, dealing with global terrorism, transnational organised crime, civil society and humanitarian affairs.


Articles Authored

The Brexit Debate: Brits IN, please (7 May 2016) - It may appear quite rhetorical to affirm that Brexit would affect the EU project as a whole. Brexit is, however, something more than that.
The Unbearable Lightness of bargaining: the EU, Turkey and the refugees (1 April 2016) - inancial instability, terrorism, civil conflicts in the neighbourhood, irregular migration are forcing the EU's institutions and Member states to prove their capacity to tackle security threats in a coordinated and coherent way.