Susanne Heeger has a background in nursing and nursing education. In 2004, she completed Law school at the University of Utrecht. From 2004 to 2013 she was a guest lecturer on health law course at the University Medical Center Utrecht. Susanne has been associated with the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, department School of Law of the Utrecht University since 2005 and as an assistant professor since 2011 . She is part of the International and European Law Department, Section Labour and Social Policy, and participates in the research programme Family & Law.
From December 2012 until June 2013 Susanne Heeger was employed as Policy Advisor by the Legislative, administrative and legal affairs department (WBJA) of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. Susanne obtained her PhD in 2012.
Since July 2012, Vit H. is Head of the International Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University and since 2007 he is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies of the same faculty.
From 1995 to 2000, he was a student of the Faculty of Arts (subject history) and Faculty of Social Studies (subject political science) of Masaryk University Brno. He holds a Master’s Degree in History and Political Science (Faculty of Social Studies). He obtained his PhD In Political Science from the University of Masaryk in 2003.
Vit‘s research interests are in contemporary European political history, political and party systems of European Countries, Europeanization of political parties and party systems.
Dražen Hoffmann is an associate researcher at the Centre for the Research of Ethnicity, Citizenship and Migrations of the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb, Croatia and a PhD student in Comparative Politics at the Faculty. He holds an M.A. degree in Comparative Politics and Public Policy, as well as a double major B.A. in Linguistics and Sociology. His topics of interest include welfare state studies, comparative social policy and Europeanization of public policies.
After studying political science at Leiden University, Marcel Hoogenboom obtained a PhD degree in Sociology at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (ASSR) of Amsterdam University. Prior to his work as Assistant Professor of the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science of Utrecht University, he worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Twente.
•comparative welfare state analysis in unemployment provision and social assistance
•history of the welfare state
•welfare state and modernization
•new private initiative in welfare and care
Marta Pascual Ibáñez has been an associated professor in Sociology at the University of Oviedo (Spain) since 2000. She taught the degree course “Social Research Techniques” and the PhD course “Globalization and Migratory Movements” and is now teaching“Social structure and education” in the degree in Early Childhood Education, a course focused on families organizations and care.
Her research focuses on three main interconnected topics: women at paid work, family and care.
Elena Ioriatti Ferrari is Associate Professor in Comparative Law at Trento University, Faculty of Law (Italy), where she teaches Comparative Legal Systems (compulsory, first year) and EU legal translation (Workshop, elective).
She holds a PhD in English and Italian (supervisor prof. H.J.M. van Erp, Maastricht University, The Netherlands) on the European Codification Process.
Her main research activity is focused on the relationship between law and language, legal translation, comparative private law, European private law. She has published and edited fives books and numerous articles in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
At Trento University she leads the “Law and Language Program” and the “Transnational Law Program”.
She is an expert of legal translation nominated by the DGT Translation of the EU European Commission (expert nominated on her personal capacity) and member of various scientific committees (REI net, European Commission; Associatión de las Facultades de Derecho Latinas; Bar Association School of Law).
Ismaela Nieuwenhuijs is the Project Manager of the bEUcitizen since October 2013 at the Utrecht University. Her primary tasks are to organize meetings and prepare documentation, monitor the progress of the work, liaise with Brussels and take care of (online) communication for the project. Previously, she was Project Manager of the Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University from January 2009 until October 2013. Case study research she has been involved in within the PrC involve NGO partnership portfolio research, Theory of Change and Partnership Formation. Ismaela graduated cum-laude in December 2008 in Business-Society Management at the RSM Erasmus University. During her Master studies she worked as a Research Assistant at the Business-Society Management department and worked as a consultant for a 6 month project at Philips Research, writing a chapter for the business plan for the Philips woodstove.
Catherine Jacqueson is Associate Professor in EU law and works as a researcher in EU law and comparative law. Her focus is essentially on the free movement of persons within the EU and encompasses the following issues:
• Freedom of movement within the EU (e.g. healthcare services, social dumping)
• Rights on the basis of citizenship
• Migration to the EU from third countries
• EU and the Member States' employment policies
She is a member of the Research Centre on Legal Studies in Welfare and EU Market Integration (WELMA).
Catherine Jacqueson teaches European law at undergraduate level and at postgraduate level, inter alia on the implications of the internal market and Union citizenship and the principle of free movement of goods, persons and services.
Catherine has a French law degree (DEA) and wrote her doctoral dissertation in 2003 at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. She also worked as a Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford University from 2003 to 2007.
Jacint Jordana is professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has a PhD in Economics (Universitat de Barcelona, 1992) and has been Dean of the UPF Political Sciences and Public Management School (1996-1997), General Secretary (1997-1999) and Vicerector for Evaluation and Teaching (2001-2003) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has been visiting fellow at the Australian National University, Wissenschafts Zentrum Berlin, University of California (San Diego) and Konstanz University. From 2005 to 2010 he was co-chair (together with David Levi-Faur) of the ECPR standing group on Regulatory Governance. Currently, he is director of the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), an inter-university research institute devoted to international studies.
His main research area is focused to the analysis of public policies, with special emphasis being laid on regulatory policy and regulatory governance.
In 2006, Petr Kaniok completed his doctoral studies program in Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (FSS MU), and is at present an Assistant professor at the Department
of International Relations and European Studies at that faculty. He also serves as Assistant professor at the International Institute for Political Science at the FSS MU. His long-term research concentrations are Euroskepticism, EU institutions, political system of the EU, and political systems in the Scandinavian countries.
Since 2012, Petr Kaniok has served as Editor in chief of Czech Journal of Political Science.