Bernd Parusel is a senior researcher in political science at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) in Stockholm. His main research interests are in policies on migration, asylum, integration and borders in the European Union and the EU Member States.
Before joining SIEPS, Bernd worked as a migration expert at the Swedish Migration Agency, where he was responsible for the European Migration Network (EMN). He also worked as a research coordinator at the Swedish Migration Studies Delegation Delmi (2015-2016) and as an advisor to a government-appointed, parliamentary commission on the future of Swedish migration policy (2019-2020).
Bernd holds a PhD from the University of Osnabrück in Germany. Before that, he studied political science at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and as an exchange student in Naples, Italy.
Among his recent publications are SIEPS analysis papers on “The Ukrainian Refugee Situation: Lessons for EU Asylum Policy” and “Should They Stay or Should They Go? Frontex’s fundamental rights dilemma”. He also wrote the book “Pieces of the Puzzle: Managing Migration in the EU”, published by the European Liberal Forum and the Swedish think tank Fores in 2020.