Prof. Dr. Javier A. González Vega. Avilés graduated in Law in 1987 and obtained his PhD (Doctor en Derecho) (1992) from the University of Oviedo (Spain). He is Professor (Catedrático) of Public International Law (including European Law) and International Relations in the same University since 2007.
Between 2009 and 2012 he served in the Spain’s Foreign Service as Attaché on Education at Spain’s Permanent Representation to the European Union, in Brussels.
His research focuses on: Human Rights, the rights of minorities, the Law of the Sea, European External action and International Law on the Use of Force.
Relevant publications: Sistema de Derecho Internacional Público, 2nd ed., Civitas, Madrid, 2012 (with P. Andrés Sáenz de Santa María), and Introducción al Derecho de la Unión Europea, 2nd. ed., Eurolex, Madrid, 1999 (with P. Andrés Sáenz de Santa María and B. Fernández Pérez), “La protección internacional de las minorías en Europa. Especial referencia a la situación en la antigua Yugoslavia", inCursos de Derechos Humanos de Donostia-San Sebastián, UPV, Bilbao, 1999.
Clara (Mataró, 1979) is an Assistant professor of Administrative Law at Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. She holds a BA in Law (4 years) and a BA in Political Sciences (4 years) and a Doctorate in Law.
She has been a visiting researcher at Sciences Po (Paris, 2012-2013), at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Bloomington-Indiana, 2005) and at the Comparative Constitutional Law Research Center (Siena-Italy, 2003).
Her doctoral thesis is "Delimitación de competencias de competencias en el Estado Autonómico y puntos de conexión (2009)- Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics", 2012. ISBN: 978-84-393-8932-3- was awarded with the Jordi Solé Tura Prize (2010).
Her main research topics are comparative federalism, allocation of powers in the Spanish Autonomic State, citizens' rights before public administrations and administrative procedure. He has co-directed a comparative study on 14 federal systems published both in Spanish and English: Institutions and powers in decentralized countries. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics, 2012. ISBN: 978-84-694-4114-5.
Luis Antonio F. Villazón is Associate Professor of Labor and Social Security Law at the University of Oviedo. With an outstanding teaching and research profile on fundamental rights of working people, he has also delved into topics of equality within working relations. As a result, the Professor has authored a number of publications focusing on how can collective bargaining influence equality within companies. Prof. Villazón is a faculty member both, at the Faculty of Law and the School of Economics and Business of the University of Oviedo. As faculty member in the GEMMA programme (Erasmus Mundus Masters Degree in Women's and Gender Studies), he also teaches in other official postgraduate programmes like the Official MA-PhD in Gender Equality in Humanities, Social and Juridical Sciences organized by the International University Menéndez-Pelayo (UIMP) and the Board of Higher Scientific Research (CSIC). His main interests are in gender and working relations, collective bargaining; surveillance at workplace and working time.
Sybe A de Vries (1970) is the coordinator of bEUcitizen.
He is Full Professor of EU Single Market Law and Fundamental Rights and since September 2012 the Jean Monnet Chair. He does not only study EU Single Market Law and the development of fundamental rights as independent topics, but focuses particularly on the interaction between the economic freedoms on the one hand and the fundamental rights on the other.
Sybe graduated in 1994 at the Radboud University Nijmegen where he specialised in Dutch and European law. After his law studies he became a research assistant at Utrecht University where after he went back to the University of Nijmegen to lecture in European law. In 2001 he took up a lecturing position in Utrecht as an assistant professor, which also gave him the opportunity to dedicate himself to his PhD thesis on "Tensions within the Internal Market – The Functioning of the Internal Market and the Development of Horizontal and Flanking Policies’ (Europa Law Publishing, Groningen 2006). From 2001 to 2004 he was a legal secretary of the Advisory Appeal Committee of the Netherlands Competition Authority.
In 2010, Sybe was a visiting researcher at the Institute of European and Comparative Law of the University of Oxford.
Together with Stephen Weatherill and Ulf Bernitz he co-edited the book on "The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the EU After Lisbon"; another book on the EU Charter of fundamental rights and published by Hart Publishing (Oxford) is scheduled for the end of 2014.
Frans van Waarden was born in Amsterdam (1950). Successively, he was educated in Groningen, Paramaribo (Surinam), Haarlem, Toronto (Canada), and Leyden. In the last two cities he studied sociology, history and political science at the universities bearing their names. Thereafter he taught at the Universities of Leyden, Konstanz (Germany), and now Utrecht. In between he has taught or was visiting fellow at the Center for European Studies of Stanford University, the Universities of Leipzig and of Vienna, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies NIAS (1998-99), and the European University Institute in Florence (2001, 2003), where he held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies.
His interests are in phenomena at the boundaries of politics, economics, law and history (in particular economic and business history), seen through the eyes of a sociologist. Currently the main focus is on the governance of markets, regulation and political institutions.
Henri de Waele is Full Professor of International and European Law at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), and currently also serves as Guest Professor of European Institutional Law at the University of Antwerp (Belgium).
He studied Dutch, International and European Law in Nijmegen and Leuven (Belgium), holds an LLM and a PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen, as well as the Diploma in European Union Law from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy).
Prof. de Waele’s primary research interest lies within the domain of EU institutional law, and concern in particular inter-institutional dynamics, the Union’s external relations, the effect of European norms in the national legal order, EU citizenship, and the system of judicial protection. His research also extends to the foundations and general principles of public international law. Among his other interests are (comparative) constitutional law and legal theory.
Sarah has worked for several years in the refugee sector in the UK as both a refugee support worker and a researcher, and holds an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Most recently she worked as Senior Research Assistant on 'Tried and Trusted? The role of Non-Government Organisations in Asylum Seeker and Irregular Migrant Voluntary Returns', a joint research project conducted by the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC), University of Southampton and COMPAS, University of Oxford. Previous research projects include Children’s Voices a multi-site EU funded project at London South Bank University exploring inter-ethnic violence and children’s rights in the school environment, and SMILE at the Refugee Council, which examined the barriers refugee children face in accessing education in the UK.
Patrick Wallis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics. He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford, and came to LSE about 10 years ago, after three years lecturing at the University of Nottingham. Most of his work concentrates on the economic, social and medical history of Europe between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Patrick Wallis has strong interests in how skill was acquired through apprenticeship, guilds and work in cities. He also explores the commercialization of healthcare in the same period.
Marcin Wujczyk works as a associated professor at the Chair of Labour Law and Social Policy at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. He is member of the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe. Expert in labour law, especially with regard to employee rights to information and consultation.
Marcin Wujczyk is author of a number of publications on employment and labour law, including, among others, a monograph, published conference papers,as well as journal articles.
Mara Yerkes is Assistant Professor in Comparative Social Policy and Intervention Studies (SOPINS). Her research interests include combining work and care, comparative welfare state research, comparative social policy, employment, industrial relations and the employment relationship, the sociology of gender and sexuality, and social inequality. Prior to joining Utrecht University, Yerkes worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute or Social Science Research at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Her research focused on the increased mobility of workers and the impact of work-related travel on household strategies for combining work and care. Previously, Yerkes has researched issues such as social risks within the welfare state, the complex relationship between government policy, the involvement of third-party actors in welfare provision, such as employers and trade unions, cross-national comparisons of women's employment, and the labour market mobility of doctoral candidates in the Netherlands.