Prof. Maarten Keune
Prof. Dr. Maarten Keune is full professor of Social Security and Labour Relation at the Law Department of the University of Amsterdam. He is also Co-Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) of the University of Amsterdam. He started his career working for the International Labour Organisation between 1992 and 1999, first in Mexico City and later in Budapest. He then did his PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) after which he moved to Brussels to work as a Senior Researcher at the European Trade Union Institute. He works since 2009 at the University of Amsterdam. Prof. Keune has coordinated and participated in many international research projects, including a series of projects financed by the European Commission (FP7, Horizon 2020, DG Employment). His research interests include European Integration, employment policy, labour markets, job quality, labour relations and social security. He has widely published on these issues in academic journals and books. He also has a long experience in working with policy makers and stakeholders and providing them with analysis and advice. He is also member of a number of editorial or advisory boards of academic journals.
Prof. Massimo Pendenza
Massimo Pendenza is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences (DSPSC) at the University of Salerno and currently lecturer in General Sociology and in Contemporary Social Theories at the Faculty of Economy, Political, Social and Communication Sciences.
2012 to date is Director of the Centre for European Studies (CES) of the University of Salerno and Scientific Coordinator of the CES’s Working Papers Series on European and Europeanization, published by University of Salerno.
2012 to date: Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme of Sociology, Social analysis, Public policy and Theory and History of Institutions and since 2013 is the Secretary of the Scientific Committee of the Section Sociological Theories and Social Transformations of the Italian Association of Sociology (AIS).
Member of the Scientific Committee of several journals and series is author of numerous publications on the impact of the European integration process and member of national Research groups (funded publicly) on processes of Europeanization in Italy from the Italian Ministry of the University (MIUR).
Prof. Hans-Jörg Trenz
Hans-Jörg Trenz is Professor for Modern European Studies with responsibilities both within CEMES (Centre for Modern European Studies) and at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication. He has a background in media and communication, political sociology and sociology of European integration with previous positions held in Norway, Germany and Italy. Hans-Jörg Trenz offers regular courses on European Media and Public Sphere, European collective identities and European democracy and democratisation.
Prof. Giuliana Laschi
JM Module at the University of Florence (1998-2005). JM Chair at the School of Political Sciences of the University of Bologna, Forlì Campus (2005-2010). JM Chair ad personam (2010-2013), JM Chair (2014-2017). As President of Scientific Committee of Europe Direct Forlì (granted as JM Centre of Excellence 2014-2017), she cooperates with many institutions in the organization of awareness events on EU. Her didactic activity includes: teachings, lectures and seminars held in several EU and non-EU universities; several updating and training activities for teachers and employees; the participation to many Conferences both in Italy and abroad. Her scientific activity concerns the historical analysis of EC policies (in particular the CAP as a case study) in order to assess in which way these have been contributing to the development of the integration process, becoming among the first Italian academics in this field. Her researches lead to high value academic results: being policies de facto at the base of specific external relations with third countries (her new research field). She will be a member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre of Excellence.
Prof. Paul Blokker
Paul Blokker holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute. Currently, he is associate professor in Sociology (fulltime) at the Institute of Sociological Studies, Charles University, Prague. He was principle investigator in the research unit ‘Constitutional Politics in post-Westphalian Europe’ (CoPolis) in the department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy (financed by the Provincia Autonoma di Trento, 2012-15). The project aimed at an interdisciplinary analysis of constitutional change in four European countries, analysing constitutional reform, and constitutional claims-making as well as the constitutional discourses and critique as endorsed and articulated by a variety of actors (legal, political, and civil society). He is a member of the International Editorial Board of the European Journal of Social Theory, member of Editorial Collective of the new journal Social Imaginaries, a board member of the Research Network 32 European Political Sociology, European Sociological Association, member of the International Editorial Board for Participation and Conflict. In 2009-11, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Sociology, University of Trento, working on the project ‘Constitutional Crisis in the New Member States’. In 2007-2008, he was a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Social and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex (until September 2007, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool).
Prof. Ettore Recchi
Ettore Recchi is professor of sociology at Sciences Po, Paris (since 2014), where he is a member of the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC). His main research foci are mobility (in its different forms), social stratification, elites, and European integration. Recchi received his PhD (cum distinction) in Social and Political Sciences at the EUI in 1996. Between 1993 and 2013, he taught and researched in the Universities of Firenze, Chieti-Pescara, Michigan (international program) and has been a visiting scholar/professor at UCLA, Carlos III (Madrid), Warsaw School of Social Psychology. Between 2005 and 2009 he was co-director (with Philippe Fargues) of the Summer School on Migration and Development at the European University Institute. Over the last decade, Recchi directed three major EC-funded international research projects on migration and transnationalism in the EU (the PIONEUR, MOVEACT and EUCROSS projects). He also designed and directed national quantitative and qualitative surveys of migrant populations in Italy and is currently coordinating the part on migration and spatial mobility of the French ELIPSS longitudinal study (the SPACE-SET project).