Graham Finlay (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 2002) has been a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin since 2004. Before that, he taught in the Department of Philosophy of Trinity College Dublin from 2002-2004. He has also taught, in various capacities, at University College Cork, the University of Calgary, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the Johns Hopkins University. In 2009-2010, he was a Member of the School of Social Sciences of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His research interests include the history of political thought, especially John Stuart Mill, consequentialist thought, citizenship and development education, the theory and politics of human rights and various topics in international justice, including migration and development.
Maribel González Pascual holds two BA’s (Law and Political Science). She obtained her PhD from Salamanca University in 2004. She was a research scholar at the National Institute of Public Administration and at the Max Planck Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht. Later on, she was Referentin of this Institution. In addition, she has been Research Scholar at the above mentioned Max Planck Institut, the Deutsche Verwaltungs Hochschule, the Maastricht Center for European Law and the Bristol University. Besides she has been a visiting professor at the Bergamo University. She is the author of three monographs; one of them awarded with a Research Price (IV Josep Maria Vilaseca Price) and has produced several contributions to journals and collective volumes. She is mainly interested in comparative research on Federal States, and fundamental rights within Europe, particularly welfare rights and also the interplay between mutual recognition principle and fundamental rights.
Prof. Johnny Gal is the Dean of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Gal received his PhD in Social Work from the Hebrew University in 1996. Gal was a member of the Tamir Committee, which in 2002 made recommendations for implementing the Wisconsin Program in Israel. In 2007, he served on a public committee appointed by Israel’s Academy of Sciences to evaluate the program’s achievements and failures.
Prof. Gal has published extensively including Professional Ideologies and Preferences in Social Work: A Global Study with Idit Weiss and John Dixon.
His fields of interest include social policy and social protection in Israel, comparative analysis of welfare states and social work and policy practice. His current research projects include Mediterranean welfare states, religion and social policy, immigration and social policy, as well as soup kitchen in an historical perspective.
Anna Gerbrandy is Associate Professor at Europa Institute of Utrecht University, School of Law. She is also Lecturer and researcher in economic public law, European and national competition law, general European law and administrative law.
Current research covers two interrelated subjects: one strand relates to the topic of "Competition law for a sustainable society"; the second line of inquiry relates to the question of how - or even if - administrative and competition law judges establish the 'truth' in proceedings before them.
Anna defended her PhD thesis on the convergence between European and Dutch competition law in administrative review proceedings, receiving the honour cum laude.
Anna is Journal Editor of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht since 2004 and member of the Editorial Board of the Europa Institute Monographs. Currently she is Board Member of the Women's Network on Public Law.
Marie-Pierre Granger joined CEU in 2004 and is Associate Professor at CEU. She has a joint appointment between the department of Public Policy, IRES and Legal Studies.
She received her PhD in European Law from Exeter University (UK) in 2001, after having studied both Politics and Law at Lyon III University (France), Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (Greece) and Montpellier I (France). Prior to joying CEU, she worked at Exeter University and Nottingham Trent University (UK).
Marie-Pierre has written a number of articles and book chapters dealing with European Union law and politics, with a particular focus on the role of courts in European integration, and on interactions between courts and governments in the EU. She is the main editor of the Francovich Follow Up web-dossier, hosted by the T.M.C. Asser Institute, which traces legal developments relating to the application of the principle of State liability for breach of European law.
Paolo Guarda PhD is a Post-doc Researcher in Comparative Private Law at the University of Trento (Italy) – Faculty of Law. He is lecturer in Information Technologies Law. He is also the author of several scientific contributions about Information Technologies Law, Computer Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Data Protection and Privacy, and other subjects.
As regarding to bEUcitizen project, he is a member of the UNITN research group and directly in charge of Deliverable 5.4 “Research paper on Case Study (iii): ‘Barriers that citizens face regarding their intellectual property rights’”.
Flavio Guella is PhD in European and Comparative legal studies at the University of Trento (Italy) – Faculty of Law, where he is at present Research Fellow in Public comparative law. He spent one year and a half research period at Complutense University (Madrid), Queen’s University (Belfast), University of Reading and London Metropolitan University; he also attended the European Public Law Organization Academy, and the dissertation on “La copertura finanziaria delle leggi di spesa nel contesto della costituzionalizzazione dell'equilibrio di bilancio” was published in the EPLO Academy Series. He is the author of several other scientific contributions about Public Finance Regulation, Fiscal Federalism, European Integration and Jurisdiction, Minorities Issues, Regional Law, Law of Education, and other subjects. As regarding to bEUcitizen project, he is a member of the UNITN research group working on the topics related to Civil and Economic Rights.
Dana holds an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Social Work from Tel Aviv University.
Dana worked for the UN Development Programme and in a number of civil society organizations in Israel. Currently, Dana is a PhD candidate at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University, where she is also involved in teaching and additional research projects. Her dissertation addresses the forms of involvement of local authorities in urban regeneration and housing.
This year, Dana was awarded the Ben-Zvi prize for excellence and innovation in social work and social welfare research.
Her research interests include local governments and social policy, social exclusion, urban development and housing studies.
Hanneke van Eijken completed her Master’s programme in European Law at Utrecht University, with an honourable mention, in 2007. She worked at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn as a support lawyer in the European law division. Hanneke conducted a PhD thesis, in which she analysed the role of EU citizenship in the process of the constitutionalisation of the European Union, under the supervision of Professor and judge of the CJEU Sacha Prechal. During her research she made several research visits to the Court of Justice in Luxembourg and stayed at the European University Institute in Florence as a visiting researcher. Her research fields are EU citizenship, constitutional EU law, fundamental rights protection, free movement rights, democracy and political participation and judicial review.
Moreover, from September 2008 to September 2013 Hanneke was assistant coordinator for the European Commission’s Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality. Hanneke taught courses on International and European law, in the Netherlands as well as in Istanbul and Zagreb. Hanneke is part of the editorial board of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht and is a board member of the Dutch Association for Migration Research. Since September 2013 she has been a lecturer in European law at Utrecht University and works as a postdoctoral researcher for the BEUcitizen project.
Outside the context of European law, Hanneke writes poetry and performs at literary festivals. Her collection of poetry was published in the spring of 2013 (‘Papieren veulens’, Prometheus, 2013).
Dr. Vassilis Hatzopoulos holds a PhD from the University of Strasbourg, an LL.M. from Cambridge and a DEEA from the College of Europe, Bruges. He is a full-time Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace and a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium). He has also been appointed as a Special (Honorary) Lecturer at the University of Nottingham (UK). He practices as a lawyer at the Athens Bar since 1995 in the fields of Internal Market, network industries and public procurement. He has been advising the Secretary General of Commerce (2000-2002), on behalf of which he represented the Greek Government at the OECD Regulatory Reform Assessment (2001) and at the EC Commission SMEs initiative, under the Lisbon agenda. He has been also advising the Greek Rail (OSE, 2002-2004) on issues of liberalization and market deregulation.