Virginia Passalacqua is a Ph.D. researcher in the Law Department of the EUI. She received her LLM from the EUI and the University of Bologna. She is a co-founder of the EUI Refugee Initiative, a researcher-led project with the aim of integrating six asylum seekers into Florence. Her areas of interest are EU law, constitutional law, migration, and citizenship law. Her research focuses on legal mobilisation for migrants’ rights before the Court of Justice of the European Union. In particular, she studies how EU law and procedures can be used by social movements, NGOs, and activist lawyers to improve the situation of migrants in Europe.