Dr. Irina Burlacu

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development

Social protection system is designed for one state solely; nevertheless, in "age of migration" people interact daily with different social security and fiscal systems. Irina is a researcher specialized in European comparative social policy with focus on mobility and free movement for work. She is currently working as a post-doctoral candidate at the Institute of Fiscal Studies at the University of Liege in Belgium.

Professional background
Since five years, Irina carries out research and consultancy work in at CReDO in social and health care policy in Moldova (involved in projects for Soros, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, European Union). For two years, Irina has been a Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy, Introduction to Social Policy, and Gender Studies, Moldova State University, as a teaching fellow of the Open Society Institute (Soros).

2009 – present, PhD in Public Policy and Policy Analysis, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht, the Netherlands /PhD thesis supervisor: Dr. Cathal O'Donoghue/.
2006 – MSc. in Comparative Social Policy Analysis, at CEPS/ INSTEAD, Differdange, Luxembourg and Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium /MA Thesis supervisor: Prof. Maurizio Ferrera/.
2005 – Bachelor in Sociology, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Moldova /BA Thesis supervisor: Prof. Marcela Dilion/.

Selected publications by Irina Burlacu