Professor Simone Baglioni is the principal investigator of the UK team and the coordinator of SIRIUS. He holds a Chair in Political Science at Glasgow Caledonian University. He has studied political science and sociology at the University of Florence and at Sciences Po Paris, and holds a PhD in political science from the University of Geneva. Simone has extensively researched issues of employment and labour market, as well as migration and refugees. Beside Sirius, he is a principal investigator also in the EU Horizon 2020 projects TRANSSOL (“Transnational Solidarity at the Time of Crisis” www.transsol.eu) and FAB-MOVE (“For a Better Tomorrow: Social Enterprise on the Move” http://fab-move.eu). Previously, on employment and social innovation issues, he has been a principal investigator in the YOUNEX project (EU FP7) and in the EFESEIIS project (EU FP7). In the field of asylum and migration, professor Baglioni has co-led, under a UNHCR mandate, a large survey of refugees and asylum seekers across several African and European countries.