Laura Timm

Burden Sharing as an alternative to „Dublin“: Opportunities and obstacles for the introduction of a solidary distribution system for refugees within the EU

Laura Timm

Laura Timm

Fellowship
Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs
Period of the Fellowship
2015
Project
Burden Sharing as an alternative to „Dublin“: Opportunities and obstacles for the introduction of a solidary distribution system for refugees within the EU
Project description

The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world.

Short biography

Laura Timm studied law at the universities of Heidelberg and Cologne and completed a Master’s degree in Peace and Security Studies at the University of Hamburg. She gained professional experience with the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, with GIZ in Uganda and, as part of her legal trainee program, with UNHCR Germany, the European Commission and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. During her fellowship, Laura will focus on the introduction of a quota system for refugees as part of the European Agenda on Migration.