Areas of expertise
North African migration, Tunisia’s foreign relations, decentralisation, and local governance
Arabic, English, French
Tasnim Abderrahim is a visiting fellow with ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa programme. Her work focuses on migration in the EU-North Africa region, decentralisation, local governance and Tunisia’s foreign relations.
In her previous work with ECFR, Abderrahim published the policy paper “Pushing the boundaries: How to create more effective migration cooperation across the Mediterranean” (2019), exploring EU-North African cooperation on migration following the EU’s proposal to establish regional disembarkation platforms in North African states. Additionally, she tenured as a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, consulted for the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime’s North Africa and Sahel Observatory, and worked with the European Centre for Development Policy Management in Maastricht. Abderrahim holds a master’s degree in English cultural studies from the University of Tunis.
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