Areas of Expertise

  • Migration, asylum, and refugee issues
  • European Union migration and asylum policy
  • EU-Turkey relations


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Phone: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-144

Mona Lou Günnewig has been supporting DGAP since December 2018 as project assistant for migration, asylum, and refugee issues. In particular, she is supporting the implementation of the nascent Migration Messenger project.

Following graduation, Günnewig investigated asymmetries in European migration and asylum policy as a research assistant at the European studies head office at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Later, she worked for the Turkey Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations in Brussels, focusing on Turkey’s EU accession process and EU-Turkey cooperation in the area of migration.

Günnewig holds a master’s degree in European studies from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). During her master’s program, she studied at Galatasaray University in Istanbul and completed a master’s thesis on the 18 March 2016 EU-Turkey Statement. Prior to this, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French studies from the Free University of Berlin and the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.


Mona Lou Günnewig


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