Sergio Gonzaléz Begega is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology (University of Oviedo, Spain), where he carries out research and teaching activities since 2008. He holds a PhD degree in Applied Economics with European Doctorate Mention (June 2009). In 2010 he was awarded with the extraordinary Doctoral prize of the Economic and Social Council of Spain. His main research areas include European industrial relations, workers' interest representation in transnational companies and social dialogue and corporatist policy-making in Southern Europe. He has published several books, book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Employee Relations, European Journal of Social Security, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas and Sociología del Trabajo, among others. He has also participated in several European research projects such as the RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare) Network of Excellence, financed by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union (2006-2012) and bEUcitizen (2013-17).
Carmen Benavides González is Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Oviedo, Spain. Master in Urban and Land Planning from the University of Oviedo, she received her PhD in 1990 from the University of Oviedo, Spain. She has been Visiting Professor at the Reading University, UK and Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. She has been a peer-reviewer for international journals.
Her main areas of research and teaching are regional economics, environmental economics and European Union economy. Her publications include articles in refereed journals and chapters and co-edition in collective volumes.
Andrea C. Bianculli is Research Fellow at IBEI since October 2013.
She graduated in Sociology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and holds a Master's Degree in International Relations from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Argentina). She obtained her PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2010.
Before joining IBEI, Andrea held a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe", Freie Universität Berlin, and research positions at IBEI and FLACSO-Argentina. Her research expertise is in the area of international political economy, global and regional governance, trade and regulatory governance, with a special focus on Latin America, though she has also worked on comparative political economy.
Academic activities also involved teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, in the area of political economy of development, regional integration, methods and political theory, at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, apart from her current teaching at IBEI.
International trade industrial and intellectual property
International Family Law
International Private Law of the European Union
Immigration and Citizenship of the Union
Katharina Boele-Woelki is Professor of Private International Law, Comparative Law and Family Law at Utrecht University, and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South-Africa. Since 2001 she has been the chair of the Commission on European Family Law which was established upon her initiative. She is president of the Dutch Association of Family Law, member of the board of the Dutch Association of Comparative Law, and member of several editorial boards of Dutch and European and South-African law journals. She is also a member of various associations.
Since 2003 she has been one of the editors of the European Family Law Series. In 2007 she established the Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law (UCERF). She is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
In 2013 she has been elected member of the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.
Anne- Marie Van den Bossche has graduated in Law ( University of Ghent, 1986) and has a Master of Laws European Legal Studies ( Exeter, 1987). She obtained her PhD in 1994 at Ghent University From 1988 to 1999 she was associated with Ghent University . From 1998 to 2000 she was Secretary at the Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Since February 2007 she is as a full-time Professor of European Law at the University of Antwerp . She conducts research and education in the law of the European Union , with a particular focus on EU Competition Law and Judicial protection in the EU. She teaches in Dutch and English and is editor of several legal journals.
Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. She was the founding professor of Gender Studies in the Humanities at Utrecht (1988-2005) and the first scientific director of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies. In 2005–2006, she was the Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorship in the Law School of Birckbeck College, University of London. In 2001–2003, she held the Jean Monnet Visiting Chair at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European Institute in Florence.
A world figure in gender and critical theory, she set up in 1989 the Network of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies in Europe (NOI&SE) within the Erasmus Programme. From 1997 to 2005 she was the founding scientific director of the SOCRATES Thematic Network for European Women’s Studies ATHENA, which was awarded in 2010 the Erasmus Prize of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission for outstanding contribution to social inclusion.
Leydi Johana Breuls is a PhD candidate at the Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University. She holds a Msc in Public Administration and Organizational Science and a Msc in Social Policy and Social Interventions. Her research interests are among others: social and civil participation, particularly participation through self-organization or voluntary associations; the role of sport in society and its possible contribution to health, social cohesion, and economic performance; and the interlinkage between private organizations, social partners, and public sectors. Currently she works on the issue of intra-European youth migration, and is especially concerned with why young people (intend to) migrate, which barriers they face and which rights or capabilities they need to overcome these barriers. For bEUcitizen project she works on the civil, social, and political rights young Europeans use or need in order to be mobile in a cross-country study, contributing to WP9.
Hans Peter van de Broek is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oviedo.
He has a degree and PhD in Sociology from the Wageningen University and Research center (the Netherlands).
His main areas of research include immigration and integration of immigrants and the economic and political development of China.
Between 2007 and 2009 he was Coordinator of " Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities Between Labour and Welfare " program RECWOWE Excellence Network ("Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe") , a research project funded by the European Commission.
His background in the field of cultural differences and social integration has allowed him to work in the group Sociology of Food facing the changes in the diet of immigrants and the effects of religion on the dietary patterns of the Islamic population.