Areas of Expertise

  • European asylum and migration policies
  • Migration management
  • Categorization and border processing
  • Cooperation with countries of origin and transit
  • Human rights issues

Short Bio

Marie Walter-Franke joined DGAP’s Migration Program in June 2022 as a research fellow working on migration management. Her research focuses on the external dimension of German and EU migration policies.

Previously, Walter-Franke was affiliate policy fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre where she worked on EU migration and asylum policy. She wrote about the harmonization of asylum processing at the EU level, cooperation with countries of transit, and human rights issues. As fellow of the Charlemagne Prize Academy 2019/2020, she developed reform proposals for the EU asylum system. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked at the European Commission, International Labour Organisation (ILO), and German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).

Walter-Franke is writing her PhD thesis at Freie Universität Berlin in the program “Human Rights Under Pressure – Ethics, Law, and Politics,” a cooperation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she was a visiting research fellow in 2016. She holds a master’s degree in European studies from Sciences Po Paris and in politics and government in the EU from the London School of Economics.


German, English, French


[Last updated: January 2023]

Dr. Marie Walter-Franke



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