Alberto Alemanno – Founder and Director

Alberto is Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law @HEC Paris and @NYU Law. There he researches how policymaking could become more participatory and evidence-based so as to improve people’s life. After more than a decade of scholarship and consultancy, he is ready for a new challenge: lobbying for the public interest.

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Lamin Khadar – Executive Director of the EU Clinic

Lamin is a PHD researcher @EUI. There he researches European public interest law and is a founder of the EUI Law in Action Project. He has been involved in public interest law for the past five years, variously working pro-bono and for INGOs and NGOs. He has previously worked as a commercial lawyer in London, Singapore and Dubai with Herbert Smith Freehills and for the OSCE Office for Human Rights and Democratic Institutions in Warsaw.  He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh. In Fall/Winter 2015 he will be a Fulbright-Schuman scholar at PILnet,  NYU and UCLA.

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Ana Benje – Strategic Marketing Manager

Ana is working towards a PhD in political science at Comenius University in Bratislava, where she is researching citizen’s perceptions of the EU. Apart from her studies, she has spent some time working in marketing, sales, customer service, and has done consulting for small companies and NGOs on their social media and marketing strategies. Ana is passionate about improving EU democracy with applied behavioural and social sciences to better understand and serve citizen’s needs. At eLabEurope, Ana is the go-to marketing strategist, helping us align our visions of citizen lobbying, and making them work for you.





Roberto Tomasi – Project Manager

Roberto is a student of the Master Programme in European Legal Studies at the University of Hamburg. After obtaining a Degree in International Economics and Communication at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Roberto worked for the DG Communication of the European Parliament in Brussels. He studied and worked in Denmark and Hungary. His interests are project management and new strategies to better communicate the European project.





Irina Lysenko – Fundraising Manager

Throughout her career, Irina has worked in the field of human rights in various capacities. Among her employers were OSCE/ODIHR, Scottish Refugee Council and UN Volunteers. Irina studied social policy in developing countries at London School of Economics and international relations at St. Petersburg State University.






    David Fernández Rojo – TheGoodLobby, Spain

    David is a PhD student and a research assistant for the Institute of European Studies @ the University of Deusto. He conducts research on the topic of Accountability of Justice and Home Affairs EU Agencies. He previously received his LL.M. in International and European Public Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam.




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    Rosana Aragón Plaza – TheGoodLobby, Spain

    Rosana's research focuses on the civil society sector and the interplay between law, policy and behavioral sciences. A recent LL.M. graduate from Harvard Law School, Rosana is an alumna of the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic, where she has worked with NGO clients to help promote civic engagement in food policy. Rosana has several years of experience practicing EU & antitrust law; she has studied EU law & economic analysis at the College of Europe (Bruges), as well as law & international relations at Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid (ICADE).





    Ksenija Simovic – Communications Fellow

    Ksenija is a knowledge driven young professional with deep interest in EU policy making and legislation. Her areas of interest are the EU Single Market, Trade, Food Safety, Consumer and Health Protection and Agriculture. She holds two Master degrees in European Studies and European Law and has completed a traineeship at the EU Commission. She is also a contributor at the European Policy Centre (CEP) in Belgrade, dealing with Serbia’s EU accession process.



      Delphine Defossez – Research Fellow

      Delphine is a student of the Master Programme in International Commercial and Maritime Law at Swansea University. She is also a recent graduate from the Master Programme of the European University Institute, where she pursued research in EU aviation law, publishing articles on the subject. Previously she studied European Law at the University of Maastricht.



        Abazi Vigjilenca

        Vigjilenca Abazi – Ph.D. Researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for EU Law and Governance

        Vigjilenca Abazi - Ph.D. Researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for EU Law and Governance

        Vigjilenca Abazi is a PhD Researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance and lectures European Law at University of Amsterdam. As a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Vigjilenca conducted her research at Columbia Law School. Upon invitation, she has given presentations and lectures including  at Harvard Law School, University of Copenhagen, and Bocconi University. Besides research, Vigjilenca advises journalists on public access to documents requests and has experience as Associate Managing Editor for European Constitutional Law Review and Managing Editor for ACELG blog.

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          Pam Bartlett Quintanilla – Researcher and Campaigner, Access Info Europe

          Pam Bartlett Quintanilla - Researcher and Campaigner, Access Info Europe

          Pam Bartlett Quintanilla is a Researcher and Campaigner who has worked with Access Info Europe since February 2010. At Access Info, Pam coordinates our EU Transparency work, which involves research, partner networking and advocacy - as well as managing the online request platform Pam coordinates Access Info's work to open up Company Registers in Europe, with the aim of promoting free public access to these essential datasets. Pam is also engaged in the European Coalition for Corporate Justice and her specialist interests include economic justice and transparency of international organisations and businesses.


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            Scott Crosby – Partner, Kemmlers Law Firm, Brussels

            Scott Crosby - Partner, Kemmlers Law Firm, Brussels

            Scott Crosby practices European law in Brussels. He has a mainstream competition and general EU law practice. He also has a public interest practice which comprises cases dealing with environmental matters, fish stock preservation, globalisation concerns, transparency or freedom of information, minority rights, the persecution of journalists and lawyers in certain authoritarian countries, civil protection or the right to safety, minimum defence rights standards in the EU and such like. He is the Human Rights Officer of the European Criminal Bar Association, Editor-in Chief of the New Journal of European Criminal Law Journal and a board member of, an NGO serving investigative journalists. He takes cases before the EU courts in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

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              Dimitar Dimitrov – Wikimedia Deutschland

              Dimitar Dimitrov - Wikimedia Deutschland

              Dimitar Dimitrov is a Bulgarian political scientist who currently works as Free Knowledge Ambassador of the Wikimedia Movement to the EU. He is based in Brussels where his major focus is to “fix copyright”. Loves coffee, hates carrot juice and considers Twitter a benign version of the internet.



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              Christina Eckes – Associate Professor at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

              Christina Eckes - Associate Professor at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

              Christina Eckes is associate professor in EU law at the University of Amsterdam and adjunct director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). Since 2014 she is one of the research leaders of ACELG's multiannual research programme Compound Constitutions in Europe. Christina Eckes joined the University of Amsterdam in September 2008. Previously, she was lecturer in EU law at the University of Surrey, UK (2007-2008). She also holds an LL.M (2003) from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and passed First State Examination in Germany (2002).

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                Amandine Garde – Professor at the University of Liverpool

                Amandine Garde - Professor at the University of Liverpool

                Before joining the University of Liverpool in April 2013, Amandine Garde lectured at King's College London, at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge - where she was also a Fellow of Selwyn College, at the University of Exeter and at the University of Durham. Amandine's research interests lie in the fields of EU Trade, Consumer, Advertising, Food and Public Health Law. She specialises more specifically on the role that legal instruments can play in promoting healthier lifestyles, thus contributing to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases at global, regional and national level.


                  Dimitry Kochenov

                  Dimitry Kochenov – Professor at the University of Groningen

                  Dimitry Kochenov - Professor at the University of Groningen

                  Dimitry Kochenov is Professor of EU Constitutional Law at Groningen and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin. His research focuses on citizenship and the principles of EU law, with the emphasis on justice, democracy and the Rule of Law. Prof. Kochenov consulted the government of the Netherlands on the application of EU law in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom in preparation for the constitutional reform which led to the restructuring of the Netherlands Antilles; the government of the Malta on the recent citizenship law reform; and served as an expert/submitted evidence to OCTA, ECOSOC and the House of Lords. He was Emile Noël Fellow at NYU Law; distinguished Clough Fellow at Boston College Law School and a visiting professor in a number of schools worldwide. During the 2015-2016 academic year Dimitry will serve as a Visiting Professor and LAPA Fellow in Residence at Princeton University.

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                    Giuseppe Mazziotti – Assistant Professor at the Trinity College Dublin

                    Giuseppe Mazziotti - Assistant Professor at the Trinity College Dublin

                    Dr. Giuseppe Mazziotti is, as of October 2014, Assistant Professor in intellectual property law at the Trinity College Dublin and an Italian attorney specializing in intellectual property law, media law, antitrust law and information technology law. From 2009 to 2011 he was Assistant Professor of intellectual property law at the University of Copenhagen, where he worked also as leader of research projects funded by the EU Commission such as MEDIADEM (media policy-making in EU member states) and LAPSI (legal aspects of public sector information. He is currently Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, where he co-managed the CEPS Digital Forum from August 2012 until December 2013.

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                    Charikleia Vlachou

                    Charikleia Vlachou – Lecturer, Université d’Orléans

                    Charikleia Vlachou is a Lecturer at the Université d’Orléans (France) where she teaches EU law. She wrote her PhD thesis on the cooperation of regulatory authorities in Europe in the fields of electronic communications and energy. She holds a Master 2 recherche in public law (Paris II University), a Postgraduate Diploma in EU competition law (King’s College University of London) and the Diploma of the Academy of European Public Law. Charikleia’s research interests lie in the field of european administrative law, EU competition and energy law.


                      Laurent Pech

                      Laurent Pech - Professor of European Law, Middlesex University

                      Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Jean Monnet Chair of EU Public Law and Head of the Law and Politics Department at Middlesex University London. Laurent is also external examiner for the Law Society of Ireland and a Visiting Professor of Law at Bordeaux University and Aix-Marseille University. Prior to his appointment at Middlesex University, Laurent was Jean Monnet Lecturer in EU Public Law at the National University of Ireland Galway. During the course of his career, Laurent also worked as a legal consultant or trainer in many post-conflict or EU candidate countries either on behalf of the Council of Europe or in the context of EU-funded assistance programmes.

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                        Daniel Sarmiento – Professor at the University Complutense of Madrid

                        Daniel Sarmiento - Professor at the University Complutense of Madrid

                        Daniel Sarmiento is Professor of EU and Administrative Law at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Between 2007 and 2015 he was a legal secretary at the European Court of Justice. He currently devotes his research interests to European constitutional affairs, procedural law and fundamental rights. He is also a practising lawyer at Uría Menéndez, Madrid, where he counsels in EU Law.

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                          Anne-Lise Sibony – Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain

                          Anne-Lise Sibony - Professor at the University of Liège

                          Anne-Lise Sibony teaches European Law at the Université catholique de Louvain since 2015. Anne-Lise read law and economics in Paris (Universities Paris I and Paris II), graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and holds a Master’s degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics. Anne-Lise wrote her PhD on the judicial use of economic reasoning in EU and French competition law. Her main research interest lies in how scientific knowledge is integrated into the law. At present, she focuses on how insights from psychology and other behavioural sciences could be incorporated into EU consumer law.

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