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Robert Larruina (MSc) is a PhD researcher and teacher in the Department of Organization Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, at VU Amsterdam. His research is affiliated with and the Department of Organization Sciences and the university’s Refugee Academy (Institute for Societal Resilience). Since 2011, he is interested in refugee reception and integration in the Netherlands and the role that (emergent and established) civil society, governmental, and refugee-led organizations play in these processes. Currently, he is focusing on multi-stakeholder collaboration and co-creation processes in refugee policymaking and entrepreneurship.

His work has been published in Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Social Inclusion, and Social Policy and Administration.



Program: Masters in Culture, Organization and Management

-Transnational Organizations in the Global World (teacher together with other members of the teaching staff)

-Culture and Identity in Organizations (teacher assistant)

-Sense Making in Organizations (teacher assistant)

-Thesis supervisor

Program: Pre-Master’s course in Culture Organization and Management

-Qualitative Research Methods (tutorial teacher)

-Scientific Writing (tutorial teacher)

-Field work and text work (tutorial teacher)

-Thesis supervisor

Program: Bachelors in Public Administration and Organization (Bestuur & Organizatie)

-SS4S (Social Sciences for Society)- Diversity (tutorial teacher)

Ancillary activities

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Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

Organization Sciences, Master, Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Communication Sciences, Bachelor, Universidad de la República

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Research Output 2016 2020

Box-ticking Exercise or Real Inclusion? Challenges of Including Refugees’ Perspectives in EU Policy.

Larruina, R. & Ghorashi, H., 30 Mar 2020, Europe and the Refugee Response: A Crisis of Values?. Gozdziak, E. M., Main, I. & Sutter, B. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

EU policy
target group

A port in a storm: spontaneous volunteering and grassroots movements in Amsterdam. A resilient approach to the (European) refugee crisis

Boersma, F. K., Kraiukhina, A., Larruina, R. L., Lehota, Z. & Nury, E. O., 2019, In : Social Policy and Administration. p. 728-742 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Social Movements
organizational structure

Responding to the Dutch asylum crisis: Implications for collaborative work between civil society and governmental organizations

Larruina, R., Boersma, K. & Ponzoni, E., 27 Jun 2019, In : Social Inclusion. 7, 2, p. 53-63 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
civil society

European Migrant Advisory Board. Initial footsteps; January-June 2018.

Larruina, R. L. & Berg, R., 18 Oct 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

The normality and materiality of the dominant discourse: Voluntary work inside a Dutch asylum seeker center

Larruina, R. L. & Ghorashi, H., 2016, In : Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. 14, 2, p. 220–237 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
asylum seeker

Activities 2017 2019

Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

Robert Larruina (Participant)
14 May 201916 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Dutch Association of Migration Research (External organisation)

Robert Larruina (Member)
1 May 2019

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Social Movement Studies (Journal)

Robert Larruina (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic