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Bernd Parusel, Dr

Swedish Migration Agency (currently on leave)

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Bernd Parusel has commented and provided background information and analysis on migration and asylum policy developments in Sweden and the EU, mainly in German, Swedish and international newspapers as well as radio.

Language Skills

  • German (native language)
  • Swedish (proficient)
  • English (proficient)


Bernd Parusel is a migration and asylum expert. He is currently on leave from the Swedish Migration Agency to serve as an adviser and secretary to a government-appointed, parliamentary commission of inquiry of Sweden's future migration policy. At the Migration Agency, he has been responsible for studies and reports in the framework of the European Migration Network (EMN). Parusel also worked as a research secretary at the Swedish Migration Studies Delegation (DELMI), a committee formed by the Swedish Government to initiate studies in the field of migration as a basis for future migration policy decisions. Before, he was a research associate at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany and a lecturer for European migration and asylum policy at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Bernd has studied political science in Germany and Italy, and he holds a doctorate from the Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) of the University of Osnabrück. Recently, he has published articles and book chapters on asylum, immigration and integration policies in Sweden, unaccompanied minors, circular migration and the development of the Common European Asylum System.