Matthieu TARDIS

Former Research Fellow and Head of Ifri's Center for Migration and Citizenship

Research Interests :

  • European asylum and immigration policies
  • Global governance of migration
  • Reception and integration of refugees and migrants in France 
  • Stakeholders in the field of immigration and asylum policies  (cities, non-profit organizations, private sector ...) 


Matthieu Tardis headed Ifri's Center for Migration and Citizenship from January 2022 to February 2023, where he was a Research Fellow since February 2015. Matthieu Tardis is a graduate of the Institute of High European Studies in Strasbourg. He also studied at the law Universities of Bordeaux and Oslo. Matthieu Tardis worked in a French refugee-assisting organization where he was involved in the enhancement of the expertise on migration policies in France, Europe and Tunisia through study activities and European and international projects.

His research expertise includes asylum, integration, international migrations and their impact on European policies.

All my publications
By: Christophe BERTOSSI, Matthieu TARDIS, Patrick KLUGMAN, Georges DERTILIS, Catherine PERRON, Evelyne RIBERT, Philip RUDGE

Contrary to other immigration societies such as the United States, Canada or Australia, migrations is not a core element of European narratives on shared identity. Each country maintains a very particular understanding of his migratory past and on the extent to which it should become part of...


What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...


Movements of African people, being within their countries, on the continent or heading Europe, have numerous and ancient causes. The term “migration” covers a plurality of situations with many internal as well as international implications. Therefore, reasons to migrate deserve a careful...


Just a day after the murderous attacks that killed 129 people and wounded about 350 more in Paris and St Denis on November 13th 2015, the word spread that a Syrian passport had been found near the body of one of the Stade de France’s attacker.


Since the April 2015 shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, the right of asylum has become a priority in European talks. However, states have remained reluctant and sometimes hostile to measures of solidarity recommended by the European Commission. Such tensions raise the question of the European...

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