Luca Barana is a Research Fellow at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Coordinator of the T20 Italy Task Force on Migration. His current research focuses on EU’s migration policies, including in the framework of Horizon 2020 projects such as IT FLOWS – IT Tools and Methods for Managing Migration Flows and BRIDGES - Assessing the production and impact of migration narratives. He also studies EU’s relations with Africa, looking at current policy developments in the relations with the African Union and within the post-Cotonou process. He has a research interest in the role of regional integration and multilateral governance in the African continent. He is responsible for managing IAI’s relations with public and private stakeholders in Turin. After his graduation in European Studies at the University of Studies of Turin, he has been Junior Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (London/Turin) and Program Manager at the Centre for African Studies in Turin.