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Simone Baglioni holds a Chair in Sociology in the Department of Economics and Management and is also Vice Rector Eduction (from November 2023) and serves as member of the university committee for internationalization, and for refugee integration. In January 2023 he co-funded the GRIMLI research group gathering researchers working on migration, the labour market and entepreneurship. 

Previously, he was Professor of Politics in the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and has held academic positions at the Universities of Geneva and Neuchatel in Switzerland, and Florence and Milan-Bocconi, in Italy. Professor Baglioni’s research interests include labour migration, asylum, changes in the labour market (unemployment and precarity), civic engagement and civil society. He acts as an expert and evaluator for the EU, the ESRC UK, and the Belgian National Research Council.

From January 2022 Simone works on two new projects funded respectively by the Italian National Research Ministry (PRIN) and by a competitive call of the University of Parma (FIL A1) focusing on remittances and migrant entrepreneuriship. 

He has been the Principal investigator and the coordinator of the SIRIUS H2020 project (, and the PI for the UK case of the MATILDE H2020 project, both focusing on migration issues. He has been a principal investigator also in the EU Horizon 2020 projects TRANSSOL (“Transnational Solidarity at the Time of Crisis” and FAB-MOVE (“For a Better Tomorrow: Social Enterprise on the Move”

Publications include 11 books, numerous articles and chapters. Among the recent books Migrants and refugees in Europe: work integration in comparative perspective, Bristol University Press (available open access here:; Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ Integration in European Labour Markets. A Comparative Approach on Legal Barriers and Enablers (co-edited with V. Federico) published open access in the Imiscoe Springer series Social Policy and Social Innovation (2018, co-authored with Stephen Sinclair, The University of Chicago Press & Bristol University Press).

Please see CV file downloadable in this same page

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Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021


Other appointments

Vice Rector Education (from November 2023)

Rector's delegate for European and international research (from April 2021 until October 2023)

Member of the university Commitee for internationalization (since April 2021)

Member of the 'Giunta di Dipartimento' since December 2020

Member of the Committee for Internationalization since October 2020


WORKEEN APP--a mobile phone App free for download on android phones from Google Play developed in the EU project SIRIUS to support newcomers in finding employment in Europe.


Office location
Polo Kennedy - Palazzina Feroldi
Via John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 8
43125 PARMA