Solon Ardittis has 30 years of policy research, evaluation, technical cooperation and project management experience in the fields of immigration, asylum, employment policy and education in Europe and internationally. He has directed or participated in over 100 research, evaluation and technical assistance assignments in over 50 countries, on behalf of various DGs of the European Commission (DG Migration & Home Affairs, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, DG International Cooperation and Development, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, DG Regional Policy, DG Research and Innovation, DG Environment, DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, and the Secretariat General), the European Parliament, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Frontex, national government authorities, international organizations (ILO, UNDP, IOM, NATO) and academia.

He is the author of over 100 publications on migration and asylum policy internationally and a regular commentator on current EU migration policy developments in a wide range of European and US media. he is also the Joint Managing Editor of ‘Migration Policy Practice’, a bimonthly journal directed at senior officials in Government, EU institutions and international organisations published jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

He is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), and a Research Associate at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) of the University of California at San Diego.

Solon Ardittis joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2006.