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Sybe A. DE VRIES, Prof. dr.

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.