Ethics Board

The Ethics Board monitors any ethics issues which might arise in the project and how they are handled, most importantly for informed consent, interview guidelines, surveys, focus groups, social media data processing, stigmatization of migrants, vulnerable individuals, and any other relevant issue, and will approve all ethics deliverables. The Ethics Board is co-led by UNIBO and SINUS.

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Pierluigi Musarò

UNIBO

University of Bologna

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Pierluigi Musarò is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Business Law, University of Bologna, Italy, where he leads modules such as ‘Humanitarian Communication’ and ‘Media and Security’. He is Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge-New York University, and at Monash University (Melbourne). He is author of several books and papers in the field of migration, borders, human rights, media communication. He is President of the Italian NGO YODA (www.gruppoyoda.org) and founding Director of IT.A.CÀ_migrants and travellers: Festival of Responsible Tourism (www.festivalitaca.net).
He is actually Principal Investigator of the European projects: Atlas of Transitions. New geographies for a cross-cultural Europe, Creative Europe Programme (2017-2020); Investing in ‘Welcoming Spaces’ in Europe: revitalizing shrinking areas by hosting non-EU migrants, Horizon 2020, Migration, (2020-2023); Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation Policies (CONREP), Eramus+ Programme – Jean Monnet Activities (2018-2020); PERCEPTIONS: Understand the Impact of Novel Technologies, Social Media, and Perceptions in Countries Abroad on Migration Flows and the Security of the EU & Provide Validated Counter Approaches, Tools and Practices, Horizon 2020, Security, (2019-2022); End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change #ClimateOfChange – A Pan-European campaign to build a better future for climate induced migrants, the human face of climate change, DEAR, (2020-2024); Network of Excellence: Regional Liveable Diversity, Eramus+ Programme (2020-2021).

Elvira Cicognani

UNIBO

University of Bologna

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Elvira Cicognani is a full professor of Psychology at the University of Bologna. She has been the coordinator of Horizon 2020 project “CATCH-EyoU” (2015-2018).

Silke Borgstedt

SINUS

SINUS Markt- und Sozialforschung GmbH

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Silke Borgstedt is Director of Research at SINUS; author of numerous studies on online attitudes and behaviours, including regarding privacy expectations and data protection.

Timo Novak

SINUS

SINUS Markt- und Sozialforschung GmbH

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Timo Novak is the data protection officer (DPO) at SINUS.

Saskia Bayerl

CENTRIC

Sheffield Hallam University

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Saskia Bayerl is a professor of Digital Communication and Security. She has extensive experience EU security projects as partner, advisory board member and as part of ethics committees.

Jesús Ivan Mora

UGR

University of Granada

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Jesús Ivan Mora is a lecturer in Law, specialised in Criminal Law, European Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

Rut Bermejo

URJC

University Rey Juan Carlos

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Rut Bermejo is a senior researcher in Politics, Secretary of the Good Governance Observatory and IP and member of EU funded security projects.

Shaun Lawson

UNN

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

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Shaun Lawson is a professor of Social Computing, Head of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at Northumbria University, Leader of Northumbria Social Computing (NorSC) Lab. Extensive experience in EPSRC, ESRC, the EU, & Microsoft Research grants and publications. Full member of both EPSRC and ESRC Peer Review.

Elena Ambrosetti 

SAPIENZA

Sapienza University of Rome

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Elena Ambrosetti is an Associate Professor at Sapienza, with experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

Sergei Shubin

SU

Swansea University

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Sergei Shubin is Head of Ethics Committee, Department of Geography, Swansea University; and member of the Ethics Committee, College of Science, Swansea University.

Lore Van Praag 

UANTWERPEN

University of Antwerp

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Lore Van Praag is the Director of the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS), specialised in the development of interview guidelines.

Rebecca Moody

EUR

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Rebecca Moody has expertise in ethics in data and social research from previous research activities.

Dimitra Papadaki 

KEMEA

Kentro Meleton Asfaleias

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Dimitra Papadaki is a Research Associate at the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), of Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection with expertise in Private International Comparative Law and International Human Rights Law.

Georgia Melenikou 

KEMEA

Kentro Meleton Asfaleias

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Georgia Melenikou is a Research Associate at the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), of Hellenic Ministry of Interior with expertise in Data Protection Law & Intellectual Property Law.

Mentor Vrajolli

KCSS

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies

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Mentor Vrajolli is the Executive Director of KCSS with expertise in Integrity in the Security Sector, Police Reform, Regional Security Cooperation, Minorities and Human Rights in the Security Sector, Gender and SSR, EU Integration, Law and Security, Public Order and Private Security Companies.

Michalis Skitsas

ADITESS

ADDITESS Advanced IntegratedTechnology Solutions & Services LTD

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Michalis Skitsas is a Lead Researcher with experience in Horizon 2020 projects, Data protection officer at ADITESS.

Antonio Segura Serrano

FUNDEA

Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios

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Antonio Segura Serrano is Vice-Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, professor of International Law and member of the Center of Excellence for law and technology at the University of Granada.

Velina Dobreva 

CBBD

Chief Directorate Border Police

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Velina Dobreva is chief expert in Implementing Projects Unit, CDBP with experience in Horizon 2020 projects.

In addition, the following external members for the Ethics Board confirmed their willingness to support the PERCEPTIONS project:

  • Rebeca Varela, Institute of Law and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Denitsa Kozhuharova, Law and Internet Foundation, Bulgaria
  • Pablo Sabucedo, researcher in The Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST), University of Roehampton, London