Professor of Politics, Glasgow Caledonian University

Simone is Professor of Politics at Glasgow Caledonian University, he holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Geneva, a Laurea (MA degree) in Political Science, University of Florence, and a Pier Certificate, Sciences-Po Paris.

He is currently the principal investigator and coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project "Sirius" ( investigating labour market integration issues of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in European countries. He is also a principal investigator for GCU in the Marie Sklodowska Curie Rise project Fab-Move (For a better tomorrow: social enterprises on the move).

His earlier studies include the EU funded project "TransSol" ( investigating paths of transnational solidarity at the time of crisis, and the EU FP7 project "Efeseiis" ( focusing on social enterprises and social innovation across various European countries.

Simone works on issues of: unemployment; migration and refugees; social innovation; social exclusion and poverty, in particular the effect of unemployment and precariousness on individual wellbeing and health; the gig economy.


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    Professor of Politics, Glasgow Caledonian University