Professor & Department Chair
Simone Baglioni


Universities & Institutions

  • Università di Parma

Areas of Interest

  • Civil society
  • Social movements
  • Social innovation
  • Employment issues
  • Migration

Simone is a Professor and the Chair in Sociology with the Department of Economics and Management at Università di Parma.

He is also the Rector’s delegate for European and international research and serves as a member of the university committee for internationalisation and refugee integration. Previously, he was a Professor of Politics at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and has also held academic positions at the Universities of Geneva and Neuchatel in Switzerland and at the Universities of Florence and Milan-Bocconi in Italy. Professor Baglioni’s research interests include social innovation, social exclusion and poverty, labour migration, asylum, changes in the labour market (unemployment and precarity), civic engagement, civil society and the role of CSOs in European labour and social policies, political participation, and social capital of European youth. He acts as an expert and evaluator for the EU, the ESRC UK, and the Belgian National Research Council.

He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) and Coordinator of the SIRIUS H2020 project and the PI for the UK case of the MATILDE H2020 project, both of which focus on migration issues. He has also been a principal investigator for 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”), as well as for the EU FP7 project “Efeseiis,” which focused on social enterprises and social innovation across various European countries. Since January 2022, Simone has been working on two new projects focusing on remittances and migrant entrepreneurship, which are funded by the Italian National Research Ministry (PRIN) and a competitive call of the University of Parma (FIL A1).

His publications include numerous articles and chapters as well as seven books, recently including the open access book Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ Integration in European Labour Markets: A Comparative Approach on Legal Barriers and Enablers (co-edited with V. Federico).

Simone holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Geneva, a Laurea (MA degree) in Political Science from the University of Florence, and a Pier Certificate from Sciences-Po Paris.

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