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Jean-Paul JacquéJean-Paul Jacqué

Prof. Jean-Paul Jacqué, is Honorary Director General of the Council of the European Union, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Strasbourg – of which he was President from 1983 till 1990 (at the time Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg).

Within EIUC he is member of the Board of Administrators since 2010. Prof. Jean-Paul Jacqué, in addition to his academic career within the University of Strasbourg, holds Visiting Professorships and research positions in several other prestigious institutions, including the College of Europe - Bruges, the European College of Parma, The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) in Brussels, and the universities of Barcelona, Bologna, Louvain, Lisbon, Madrid and Santiago du Chili. Author of books and articles on Administrative Law, International Law, and European Law, he has contributed – within the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union – to the drafting of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.



John MorijnJeffrey Kenner

Jeff Kenner is Professor of European Law at the University of Nottingham where he teaches and researches in European Union Law and Employment Law, specialising in fundamental rights and external relations. He is based in the Human Rights Law Centre of the School of Law.

Professor Kenner is the Project Leader for the University of Nottingham for FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies), 2013-2017, a major EU FP7 collaborative research project involving 19 universities from around the world. All reports and news can be found at: http://www.fp7-frame.eu/

He is an editor and contributor to Peers S., Hervey T., Kenner J. & Ward A., The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary (Hart, 2014). He is editor and contributor to Ales E., Deinert O. & Kenner J., Core and Contingent Work in the European union: A Comparative Analysis (Hart, 2016, forthcoming). He is author of EU Employment Law (Hart, 2003) - second edition due to be published in 2017.

In addition to editing collections and many book chapters, he has published articles in leading journals including the European Law Review, the Industrial Law Journal, the Maastricht Journal and the Yearbook of European Law. He is on the editorial board of the Human Rights Law Review. He has provided expert advice to the European Commission and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. He had been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York City and has presented over one hundred papers at international academic and professional conferences.


Vasiliki KostaVasiliki Kosta

Dr. Vasiliki Kosta is Assistant Professor of European Law at the Europa Institute of the Leiden Law Faculty, University of Leiden since 2012.

Kosta studied law at King’s College London obtaining the LL.B. in 2006 and the LL.M. in European Law with ‘Distinction’ in 2007. She pursued her doctoral studies at European University Institute in Florence, obtaining the Ph.D. for her thesis on ‘Fundamental Rights in Internal Market Legislation’ in 2013.

From 2009 - 2011 Kosta worked as a research associate at the Academy of European Law, EUI Florence, and in 2011/2012 she completed a traineeship at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.


Steve PeersSteve Peers

Steve Peers is a Professor of EU Law and Human Rights Law at the University of Essex. He is the co-editor of the Commentary on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the co-author of a book on the EU Citizenship Directive, the author of 3 editions of EU Justice and Home Affairs Law, the co-author of EU Immigration and Asylum Law: Text and Commentary, the co-editor of a recent textbook on European Union Law, the author of dozens of other articles on EU Law, the editor of the EU Law Analysis blog, a consultant, conference speaker and media commentator on EU law issues, and a frequent contributor to the work of the UK Parliament, the EU institutions (including the Fundamental Rights Agency) and a number of NGOs on EU law.


Giangiuseppe SannaGiangiuseppe Sanna

Giangiuseppe Sanna holds a joint PhD in EU law from University of Bologna and the University of Strasbourg. He is currently Professor under contract of EU Law class at the Catholic University in Milan where is also Partner at the international Law Firm Studio Legale Sutti.  Member of the Commercial Law and Practice of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, he is author and speaker in several seminars and conferences. His main fields of practice and research are international private law, cross border litigation, commercial agreements, consumer protection and fundamental rights.  


Gabriel Toggenburg Gabriel Toggenburg

Gabriel Toggenburg is responsible for the coordination of the FRA annual report, as well as the Agency’s Scientific Committee, and is also a member of the Opinions Committee. 

His areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include diversity related issues like minority rights and general questions of EU law, including the Charter of Fundamental Rights. He worked for a decade at the European Academy in Bolzano as a senior legal researcher, where he also provided policy advice. In addition, he has been a visiting academic at universities in the United States and Austria. 

He studied law, and has published extensively on a range of human rights issues, with over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.


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