Participants

Participating Organisations

Beneficiaries:

University of Birmingham (UoB)
General Description The University of Birmingham (UoB) (http://birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx) is one of the leading UK research universities, a founding member of both the Russel Group of British Research Universities and the international grouping Universitas 21. The student population comprises of around 17,000 undergraduates and 9,000 postgraduate students and was named UK university of the year in 2013.
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) The EUTIP Network Coordinator, Prof M Trybus (Professor in European Law and Policy), is author and editor of nine books, numerous peer-reviewed articles, significant research and supervisory experience in EU law including transatlantic aspects. Prof Trybus will devote 20% FTE as NC and will lead and co-supervise ESR15 and co-supervise ESR4. He will lead WP1 and WP 4 (5% on these research and training elements). Huw Macartney is Lecturer in Political Economy at POLSIS, the university’s political science school. His research focuses on the politics of banking and financial services regulation. He will co-supervise ESR6. Dr. Sami Benassi is lecturer at Birmingham Business School and will lead and co-supervise ESR14.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The UoB’s international research standing is enabled by access to state of the art facilities including a world-class research library with over 2 million books and 3 million manuscripts, with access to 50,000 journal subscriptions and 270,000 e-books. This is augmented by excellent computing facilities. Moreover, there is a dedicated law library housed inside the law school.
Independent Research premises UoB has its own, independent research premises required for hosting ESRs. The ESRs in the remit of their proposal will be located in the Birmingham Law School, the Business School, or POLSIS, where each of them will be allocated an appropriate working space with computing facilities and access to departmental support systems and administrative support through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes UoB has been involved in over 315 FP7 projects and 74 projects in Horizon 2020 as of December 2015, including projects in negotiation. UoB currently is involved in 42 ITNs (26 as lead) and nearly 150 Marie Curie Actions overall UoB thus has extensive experience of EU-funded projects and in-depth expertise of Marie Curie rules.
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Both Birmingham Law School, the Business School, and POLSIS are currently involved in numerous research projects funded by AHRC, ESRC, Leverhume Trust, Weclome Trust, British Academy, Law Society and Victim Support.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product M. Trybus, Buying Defence and Security in Europe: The EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive in Context (CUP: Cambridge, 2014)

M. Trybus and L. Rubini (eds.), The Treaty of Lisbon and the Future of European Law and Policy (EE: Cheltenham, 2012)

H. Macartney, Eurozone debt crisis and democratic legitimacy (Palgrave 2013)

H. Macartney, From Merlin to Oz: the strange case of failed lending targets in the UK Review of International Political Economy 2014.

S. Bensassi S. et al (2011) “Economic Integration and The Two Margins of Trade: An Application to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreements”, Journal of African Economies.

 

Centre for International Research and Economic Modeling (CIREM)
General Description CIREM (Centre for International Research and Economic Modeling, http://www.cepii.fr/cirem/).

French research center in international economics, the CIREM produces studies, researches, databases and analyses on the world economy and its evolution. Founded in 1978, it is part of the network coordinated by the Economic Policy Planning for the Prime Minister.

Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Dr. Sébastien Jean is Director of CEPII and Senior scientist with INRA, the French institute for agricultural research. Prof. Lionel Fontagné is Professor at University of Paris 1 and Paris School of Economics, and Scientific Advisor with CEPII. The research of both of them focuses on the economic analysis of international trade and trade policies. Both will co-supervise ESR9 (5% FTE).
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment CIREM offers first-class working conditions for researchers, among a team of 50 to 60 people devoted to research in international economics. A devoted documentation centre, with wide access to scientific journals and volumes in international economics is available, together with suitable computing capacities, routinely used to carry out large scale quantitative analysis, including based on firm-level data.
Independent Research premises As a government-funded institute, CIREM is hosted in premises owned by the French government.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes CIREM has been involved in numerous research programs, either under EC’s Framework Programs, or under specific grants, including several ones from the EC’s DG Trade (CEPII’s annual report, available at www.cepii.fr, include details on these research programs).
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes CIREM is currently involved in several research programs under FP7 (Pronto, Servicegap), and in a framework contract for DG Trade.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Sébastien Jean, Nanno Mulder, Maria Priscila Ramos , “A general equilibrium, ex-post evaluation of the EU–Chile Free Trade Agreement”, Economic Modelling, vol. 41, p.33-45, 2014.

Sébastien Jean and Christophe Gouel, “Optimal food price stabilisation in a small open developing country”, World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 27(2), 2014

Jean-Charles Bricongne, Lionel Fontagné, Guillaume Gaulier, Daria Taglioni & Vincent Vicard, “Firms and the global crisis: French exports in the turmoil, Journal of International Economics, vol. 87(1), p.134-146, May 2012

Cristina Mitaritonna, Lionel Fontagné, “Assessing Barriers to Trade in the Distribution and Telecom Sectors in Emerging Countries”, World Trade Review, vol. 12(01), Cambridge, p.1-22, January 2013.

Antoine Berthou, Lionel Fontagné, “How do Multiproduct Exporters React to a Change in Trade Costs”, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 115(2), p.326-353, 2013

 

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
General Description Erasmus School of Law (ESL), Erasmus University Rotterdam (http://eur.nl) (http://esl.eur.nl) is one of the nine faculties of the prestigious Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). ESL offers international high-quality legal education, as well as research that is interdisciplinary and has a strong social and business driven orientation. The student population of EUR is about 24,500 (15,000 bachelor & 9,000 master) of which 4,500 study at ESL. ESL hosts about 70 PhD students and participates in the Erasmus Mundus Scheme.
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Prof Amtenbrink, Vice Dean and Professor in European Union Law, EUR ESL, Visiting Professor College of Europe, will be DT and co-supervise ESR1 and ESR6. Prof Heine, Professor of Law and Economics will co-supervise ESR 1 and be in charge of ATC2. Prof Meijer, Professor for Arbitration and Dispute Settlement and Partner at the law firm Nauta Dutilh, will co-supervise ESR 6. The key persons have significant research and supervisory experience respectively in European economic law, law and economics and arbitration and dispute settlement, as well as authored and edited numerous books and peered-reviewed articles.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment State of the art research facilities, including individual office facilities, software, full library access (incl. online materials), computer lab for experiments, ESL administrative assistants.
Independent Research premises ESL has its own Erasmus Graduate School of Law with a dedicated PhD research training program and academic events. Candidates located at ESL or on secondment will be fully integrated in the academic activities at ESL, as well as being offered appropriate working space with computing facilities and administrative support.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes EUR is involved in over 80 projects as of January 2015 (including projects in negotiation). More specifically, EUR is involved in 24 Marie Curie projects of which 4 ITN and 2 IAPP projects led by the university and 18 fellowships. EUR is also involved in 13 H2020 projects, 28 FP7 research projects (cooperation), 2 FP7 Research Infrastructures programme and 1 CIP project of the European Commission (beneficiary), 7 FP 7 research projects (cooperation) (leader) and 7 ERC projects.
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes ESL is currently involved in numerous projects funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), EU Jean Monnet Programme (Jean Monnet Chair Economic Analysis of European Law), the European Parliament and DG Environment. ESL also participates in FP7 projects (Erasmus Smart Port), is co-founder of the European Doctorate in Law and Economics programme (Erasmus Mundus action 1), and hosts PhD students with a Chinese Research Council scholarship.

ESL is co-founder of the European Research Centre for Economic And Financial Governance (cooperation between EUR, Leiden University and Delft University of Technology) (Prof. Amtenbrink is Scientific Director) and of the inter-university Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER).

Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Amtenbrink, ‘What Role for the European Union in Shaping Global Financial Governance?’ in B. van Vooren, S. Blockmans and J. Wouters, The EU’s Role in Global Governance. The Legal Dimension, Oxford: OUP Press, 2013, 243-258.

Amtenbrink et al., ‘The European Union’s Role in International For a: The G20’ Study for the European Parliament (Committee on economic and Monetary Affairs) (2015).

Kochenov and Amtenbrink (eds.), The European Union’s Shaping of the International Legal Order, Cambridge: CUP, 2013).

Heine and Janal, ‘Suretyships and Consumer Protection in the European Union through the Glasses of Law and Economics’, in: A. Ciachi and St. Weatherill, (eds.), Regulating Unfair Banking Practices in Europe, Oxford: OUP 2010, 5-26.

Meijer and Hansen, ‘ Arbitration Clauses for International Financial Disputes’ in J.B. Golden & C.B. Lamm (Eds.), International Financial Disputes (Oxford: OUP, 2015).

 

Federal Technical University Zurich (ETHZ)
General Description The ETH Zurich (ETHZ) is a leading European research university, a member of GlobalTech (the Global Alliance of Technological Universities), of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and of the IDEA League. Student population is ca 17,000 including undergraduates and postgraduate students. ETH Zurich is regularly listed among the most successful research universities on the globe in the so-called Shanghai Ranking. (https://www.ethz.ch/en.html)
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Prof P.H. Egger (Professor of Economics), author and editor of two books and more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, significant research and supervisory experience in EU integration including transatlantic. Prof Egger will co-supervise ESR7.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment ETHZ’s international research standing is enabled by access to state of the art facilities including a world-class library with nearly 3 million books , with access to 21,000 journal subscriptions and 121,000 ebooks. This is augmented by excellent computing facilities.
Independent Research premises ETHZ has excellent facilities for ESRs with individual working space with computing facilities and access to a wide range of e-learning resources (e-library and databases) and administrative support. The ESRs in the remit of their proposal will be located in the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics with offices at KOF.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes ETHZ has been involved in numerous FP7 and other EU projects.
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes ETH at large and Peter Egger are currently involved in numerous research projects funded by the Swiss National Science Fund.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product P.H. Egger, J. Francois, M. Manchin, and D.R. Nelson (2015), Non-Tariff Barriers, Integration, and the Trans-Atlantic Economy, Economic Policy.

P.H. Egger and M. Larch (2010), An Assessment of the Europe Agreements’ Effects on Bilateral Trade, GDP, and Welfare, European Economic Review 55(2), 263-279.

P.H. Egger and G. Wamser (2013), Multiple Faces of Preferential Market Access: Their Causes and Consequences, Economic Policy 28(73), 145-187.

J.H. Bergstrand and P.H. Egger (2013), What Determines BITs?, Journal of International Economics 90(1), 107-122.

 

University of Turin (UNITO)
General Description The University of Turin (UNITO) (http://www.unito.it/) is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian universities.
The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. Hosting about 70,000 students, 4,000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1,800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Prof R Caranta (Professor in Administrative Law), author and editor of numerous books and peer-reviewed articles, with significant research and supervisory experience in EU law generally and with specific focus on different aspects of economic law. He will lead and co-supervise ESR11 and co-supervise ESR15.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The UT’s international research standing is enabled by access to state of the art facilities including a world-class law library with over 6 million books, including the largest comparative law collection in Italy, access to numerous international and foreign journal subscriptions. This is augmented by excellent computing facilities. Moreover, the law library is housed in the same complex as the law school. Economics and international relations libraries housed in the same building.
Independent Research premises UT has its own, independent research premises required for hosting ESRs. The ESRs in the remit of their proposal will be located in the Turin Law School, where each of them will be allocated an appropriate working space with computing facilities and access to departmental support systems and administrative support.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Regarding projects previously funded under MSCA Actions, UNITO has recently contributed to implement 33 projects (6 FP7-Researchers’ Nights, 2 FP7-IIF, 1 FP7-CIG, 1 FP7-EURAXESS, 1 FP7-IAPP, 4 FP7-IEF, 2 FP7-IOF, 7 FP7-IRSES, 7 FP7-ITN,  2 FP7-RG).

Incoming and outgoing mobility services are supported through UNITO EURAXESS Service Centre, in charge of providing researchers with practical information on mobility organization.

Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes UNITO has been involved in 1 training and research project  funded under H2020-ETN-2014 and is coordinator of 1 projectfunded under H2020-RISE-2014. UNITO is also  coordinator of “2020 researchers: Train2Move”, a new fellowship programme funded under FP7-COFUND-2013. Furthermore, the Law Department is involved in some projects funded by the EU Commission: in particular, it’s the coordinator of 1 project FP7 Marie Curie Irses and 1 project funded by the DG Justice.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product R. Caranta Les exigences systémiques dans le droit administratif de l’Union européenne in C. Blumann – F. Picod (dir.), Annuaire de Droit de l’Union Européenne 2012 (Paris, Editions Panthéon Assas, 2014), 21-38.

R. Caranta The changes to the public contract directives and the story they tell about how EU law works, in Common Market Law Review 2015, 391-460.

R. Caranta Remedies in EU Public Contract Law: The Proceduralisation of EU Public Procurement Legislation, in Rev. Eur. Adm. Law, 2015, 75-98.

R. Caranta (editor with M. Trybus, G. Edelstam) EU Public Contract Law. Public Procurement and Beyond, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2014.

R. Caranta General Report, in U. Neergaard, C. Jackson, G.S. Ølykke (eds) Public Procurement Law: Limitations, Opportunities and Paradoxes. The XXVI FIDE Congress in Copenhagen, 2014 Congress Publications Vol. 3, Copenhagen, DJØF, 2014, 79-175

 

German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (U Sp)
General Description The German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (U Sp) (www.uni-speyer.de/engl) is the competence centre for research and postgraduate education in administrative sciences in Germany. The University follows a unique interdisciplinary approach. With its 17 chairs it covers all disciplines related to administrative sciences, i.e. law, economics, political sciences, sociology and history. The University is strongly committed to in-service training and participates in or leads a variety of national and international programmes to train early stage and top civil servants.
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Prof Wolfgang Weiß (Professor for Public Law, European Law and International Law) is the author and editor of several books and a large number of articles in peer-reviewed journals on international and EU law, both German and English. He has significant supervisory experience and will co-supervise ESR2 and ESR10, lead the WP 3 and the training element ATC4 (10% FTE in total).
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The University Speyer has an excellent staff-student ratio and the largest library in Germany specifically dedicated to administrative sciences with a strong focus on law, economics, political and administrative sciences. In addition to that ESRs will have access to over 12.500 electronic journals and a large number of online learning resources.
Independent Research premises The University Speyer has its own, fully integrated and independent research and teaching premises. ESRs will be provided with an office and working space with state of the art computing facilities and will have access to all necessary departmental and administrative support.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes The University and its research institute has participated in numerous national, international and EU research projects funded by e.g. the EU (Jean Monnet Programme, two Jean-Monnet Chairs), DFG (German Research Foundation) or the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. In addition it offers training programmes like the FKS (a biennial career mentorship and training programm for selected government officials run exclusively by the University Speyer for 12 german Länder).
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes The University works closely together with the ENA in France. It runs an annual summer school jointly with the SPEA (U.S.) and there are other ongoing research cooperations and training programms with institutions around the world. The University is part of the European Masters of Public Administration (EMPA) programme and participates in the MEGA (Master of European Governance and Adminsstration) programme that is run in cooperation with other leading academic institutions in France and Germany. In addition to that the University annually hosts 25-30 conferences and workshops on current topics and developments for senior civil servants and related stakeholders.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product W. Weiß, § 10 Vertragliche Handelspolitik der EU, in: von Arnauld (ed) Europäische Außenbeziehungen, 2014, 515-586.

W. Weiß, Common Commercial Policy in the European Constitutional Area, in: Bungenberg/Herrmann (eds), Common Commercial Policy after Lisbon, 2013, 29-47.

W. Weiß, Reforming the DSU, in Hohmann (ed.), Agreeing and Implementing the Doha Round, CUP 2008, 269-293.

W. Weiß/Herrmann/Ohler, Welthandelsrecht, 2nd edn 2007

W. Weiß, Security and predictability under WTO law, 2003 World Trade Review 183-219.

 

Universität Passau (UNI PASSAU)
General Description The University of Passau (UNI PASSAU) (http://www.uni-passau.de) is one of Germany’s leading universities for legal studies. The student population comprises around 10,000 undergraduates and 2,000 postgraduates. It is renowned for its foreign language programme offering the possibility to specialize in the legal, economic or cultural terminology of a wide range of languages.
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Prof C Herrmann (Professor of Law)

His research interests lie in the areas of European economic and monetary law, European foreign trade law and WTO law where he has published numerously on a broad range of subjects. Prof Herrmann is editor of various publications, e.g. a legal commentary on European foreign trade and customs law and the European Yearbook of International Economic Law. Prof Herrmann will supervise ESR3 and co-supervise ESR8 and ESR10.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The Uni Passau offers a modern and excellently equipped library with over 2 million books, access to over 25,000 journal subscriptions, over 160 databases and numerous e-books. The possibility of interlibrary loan completes the picture. In addition to the general university library, there are two law libraries on the university premises.
Independent Research premises The Uni Passau possesses independent research premises for hosting ESRs. The ESR will be located on the university premises and will be endowed with adequate computing facilities as well as access to the university’s research network and support facilities.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Being a relatively young university in Germany in the field of law, the Faculty of Law of the Uni Passau has already conducted many research projects and training programmes funded by the DFG, the BMBF, the VHB and many other institutions.
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Besides other programmes funded by the DFG, the BMBF, the VHB and various other institutions, the Faculty of Law of the Uni Passau is currently hosting and supervising the FP7 project ReConFort, which has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in 2013.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product C. Herrmann, § 11. The EU as WTO member, in: v. Arnauld (ed.), Encyclopedia of European Law, Vol. 10, “European External Relations” (Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2014) pp 579-671.

C. Herrmann and M. Niestedt (eds.), EU Foreign Trade and Customs Law, Legal Commentary (C. H. Beck: Munich, latest edition 2014).

C. Herrmann, “Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements as a Challenge to the Multilateral Trading System” (2008) Schweizerische Zeitschrift Aussenwirtschaft 263-286.

C. Herrmann, Wolfgang Weiß and Christoph Ohler, World Trade Law, (C. H. Beck: Munich, 2007).

C. Herrmann, “Common Commercial Policy after Nice: Sisyphus would have done a better job”(2002) CMLRev 7-29.

 

IFO Institute for Economic Research Munich (IFO)
General Description The Ifo Institute is a European think tank that forms a bridge between academic research and public discourse. It focuses on applied economic research with clear policy implications with a view to achieving greater stability, prosperity and cohesion for Europe and the world. Ifo strives to comply with the highest scientific standards and aims to play a policy advisory role and contribute to policy debate. Ifo is part of the Leibniz Association and is subject to regular rigorous evaluations.
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Gabriel Felbermayr is full professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and director of the Ifo Center for Inter-national Economics. He is author of numerous peer-reviewed articles. He has significant research and supervisory experience in international economics, and is one of the leading European experts on the economics of TTIP. Prof Felbermayr will co-supervise ESR3, ESR7, ESR8, ESR9 and ESR14. Moreover, Ifo wil host several secondments.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The Ifo Institute offers state of the art computing facilities and has its own research library. It hosts the Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC), which provides access to Ifo’s own innovative datasets of German companies as well as to the data of the Research Data Centres of the Federal Statistical Office. All Ph.D. candidates at the Ifo Institute are also members of the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE). Hence, they have access to all facilities provided by the University of Munich.
Independent Research premises The Ifo Institute has its own, independent research premises, so that ESRs will have appropriate working space with computing facilities and administrative support.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes NORFACE Project and EENEE Network (financed by EU Commission): PhD-level training and research; numerous research projects for the EU Commission and EU Parliament and grants financed by German Science Foundation (DFG).
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes CEMIR Project (financed by Leibniz Association); EENEE Network (EU Commission); 5 DFG grants; 4 grants by German Federal Ministery of Education and Research; participation at Graduate Training Program (DFG GRK 1928); …
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product G Felbermayr (with B. Heid, M. Larch, E. Yalcin), Macroeconomic Potentials of Transatlantic Free Trade, paper prepared for Economic Policy; also CESifo WP 5019.

G. Felbermayr (with J.-C. Bureau, A.-C. Disdier, C. Emlinger, L. Fontagné, J. Fouré, S. Jean), Risks and Opportunities for the EU Agri-Food Sector in a Possible EU-US Trade Agreement, Study for EU Parliament, IP/B/AGRI/IC/2013_129, 2014.

G. Felbermayr (with K. Rademaekers, S. Slingerland, A. Bresand, K. Törnmark), Study on the TTIP Impacts on EU Energy Markets and Manufacturing Industries, Study for the EU Parliament IP/A/ITRE/2013-046, 2014.

G. Felberayr (with B. Jung, M. Larch), Optimal Tariffs, Retaliation and the Welfare Loss from Tariff Wars in the Melitz Model, Journal of International Economics 89(1): 13-25, 2013.

 

City, University of London (CITY)
General Description City, University of London (CITY) is a principal provider of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and vocational education in the United Kingdom and maintains strong links with international professional organisations. In its Strategic Plan for 2012 – 2016, CITY’s position as a leading global University will be secured through an investment of up to £200M in academic staff outstanding in research, information systems, services infrastructure, and facilities. The City Law School (CLS) has for 100 years been the first law school in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) at City University is a UK Centre of Excellence for the study of globalisation.
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Dr. Fahey, Senior Lecturer in EU law, author and editor of nine books, numerous peer-reviewed articles, significant research and supervisory experience in EU law including transatlantic relations and as a Jean Monnet Legal Studies Module coordinator. Dr. Fahey will supervise co-supervise ESR2 and 4, will lead WP1 (5% on research and training elements) and act as EOC. Prof. Panos Koutrakos is Jean Monnet Chair of EU law at CLS and Dr. Stefano Pagliari is Lecturer in International Politics at City University, will act as co-supervisors of ESR4.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment CLS’s international research standing is enabled by access to state of the art facilities including two world-class law libraries with over 300,000 books, 25,000 journals, and subject and practice databases. CLS’s Research Librarian offers specialised support and assistance on using online resources, citation management, using social media, bibliometrics and impact.
Independent Research premises CLS has dedicated, independent research premises required for hosting ESRs. The ESRs in the remit of their proposal will be located in the City Law School, where each of them will be allocated an appropriate working space with computing facilities and have access to CLS and Graduate School research support systems, as part of a group of 30 doctoral and visiting researchers. They will have active involvement with CITYPERC, which collaborates regularly with CLS on law and globalisation studies.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes CITY has hosted research fellows supported by other schemes including Fulbright, Leverhulme and the Royal Academy. CITY has been hosting 14 Marie Curie Individual Fellows in the last 3 years. CITY has recently won an ITN grant (Acronym: CAFÉ) under Horizon 2020, as the Coordinator. FuelSystem3000” (EC FP7 Marie Curie IAPP, coordinator), GLOW (Marie Curie IAPP).
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes CITY is currently running 150 research projects including 46 EU funded ones. In addition, CLS hosts the Jean Monnet Chair of EU law. The Institute for the Study of European Laws is a vibrant CLS research centre hosting regular research events and national and international speakers.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product E. Fahey, A Transatlantic Community of Law: Legal Perspectives on the Relationship between the EU and US legal orders (Cambridge University Press, 2014) (co-edited with Deirdre Curtin).

P. Koutrakos EU International Relations Law (Hart, 2015).

E. Fahey ‘On the Use of Law in Transatlantic Relations: Legal Dialogues Between the EU and US’ (2014) 20(3) European Law Journal 368-384.

S. Pagliari, Global Finance in Crisis: The Politics of International Regulatory Change (Taylor & Francis, 2010).

 

University of Nottingham (UoN)
General Description University of Nottingham (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/)

A leading UK research university, consistently rated one of the top 10 UK universities. A member of both the Russell Group of British Research Universities and Universitas 21. Student population numbers around 32,000 undergraduates and 9,000 postgraduate students across its UK, Malaysia and China campuses.

Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Prof M Footer (Professor of International Economic Law), author/editor of five books, numerous peer-reviewed articles, significant research and supervisory experience in international economic law, including transatlantic aspects of trade and investment. Prof Footer will co-supervise ESR12 and ESR13 and act as EL. Prof N White (Professor of Public International Law), a leading authority on international organisations, security and counter-terrorism, democracy, access to justice, use of force and arms control, will co-supervise ESR5.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The UoN’s international research standing is facilitated by access to state of the art facilities. This includes world class library, of over 2 million books and 3 million manuscripts, hundreds of journal subscriptions and one of the largest open access collections in the UK. The Hallward Library houses the social sciences collection, with a dedicated law library, law librarian and library-based legal researcher to assist ESR students and staff.
Independent Research premises The School of Law has its own dedicated work room for ESRs, with 24-hour access, equipped with study carrels, networked computers, lockable desk space and unlimited printing. The ESRs will be located in the School of Law, where each of them will be allocated an appropriate working space with computing facilities and access to departmental support systems and administrative support in the School of Law and the Social Science and Arts Graduate Centre.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes UoN is involved in 119 FP7 Marie Curie projects of which 28 are ITNs. The University is also involved in 300 FP7 collaborative projects worth more than €128 million.
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes The University of Nottingham School of Law is involved in a number of research projects funded by AHRC, ESRC, Leverhume Trust, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation, European Commission and the European Science Foundation.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product M.E. Footer ‘BITs and Pieces: Social and Environmental Protection in the Regulation of Foreign Investment (2009) 18(1) Michigan State Journal of International Law, 33-64.

M.E. Footer, An Institutional and Normative Analysis of the World Trade Organization (Leiden, Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, 2006).

M.E. Footer, J. Faundez and J.J. Norton (eds) Governance, Development and Globalization (London: Blackstone, 2000).

N.D. White, Advanced Introduction to International Conflict and Security Law (Edward Elgar, 2014).

N. Tsagourias and N.D. White, Collective security: theory, law and practice (Cambridge, 2013) .

 

Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont)
General Description Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont) (www.egmontinstitute.be)

Was established in 1947. It is one of Brussels’ leading think tanks on European and international affairs. It was ranked among the world’s top think tanks in a recent study.

Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Dr Prof Sven Biscop (Director, Europe in the world programme), author and editor of many books, numerous peer-reviewed articles, significant research and supervisory experience in EU’s external relations, including transatlantic aspects. He will co-supervise ESR5 and 13 and lead WP5.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment Egmont offers comfortable space for researchers in the heart of the EU’s capital. In addition to the permanent research staff, numerous visiting fellows are regularly hosted for a short or longer period of time. Offices are fully equipped with computers and internet, as well as access to the Institute’s library, with its books, journals and think tank publications.
Independent Research premises Egmont is an independent institute, and it provides full independence to its research staff, permanent or not.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Egmont has been involved in two FP7 projects, and it has organised many training programmes, some of which for the EU (EEAS, ESDC, DEVCO, HOME). Egmont will be a partner in te MENARA project that has just been honoured under Horizon 2020.
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Egmont is currently developing or implementing several training programmes, including for the ESDC (as co-organizer of the High-Level Course and the Advanced Course for PolAds). On its research agenda are the future EU Global Strategy, Pooling & Sharing of military capabilities, the activation of Art. 42.7 TEU, the future of the ENP, and EU-BRICS relations.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Security Policy Brief Series

Egmont Paper Series

Studia Diplomatica (the quarterly peer-reviewed journal of the institute)

Monographs (latest, by Sven Biscop: Peace without money, war without Americans – Can European strategy cope? Aldershot, Ashgate, 2015)

Edited volumes (e.g. Sven Biscop & Richard Whitman (eds.), The Routledge handbook of European security. Abingdon, Routledge, 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partner Organisations:

T.M.C. Asser Instituut (ASSER) 
General Description T.M.C. Asser Instituut (Asser Institute) is an inter-university research institute in the field of International and European Law based in The Hague and hosts CLEER, The Centre for the Law of the EU External relations.
Key Persons and Expertise

 

Dr. Enrico Partiti is a Researcher in European and International Law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Academic Coordinator of CLEER. He will be the contact point for the visiting researchers during their secondments.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment

 

The Institute has its own, independent research premises. The seconded researchers will be provided with an office space with telephone and a computer. The Institute has its own library and electronic catalogues. Its visiting researcher programme offers placement for (young) researchers and a platform to share their findings with the members of the Research Department.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes

 

Asser Institute is currently involved in numerous research and training projects funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Promotion Rule of law on the Balkans and in the MENA Region, Countering terrorism) as well as other Dutch ministries (research toward International Crime Database). In recent years, Asser Institute has designed and implemented a number of tailor-made training programmes for professionals and graduate students in the areas of EU and International law and regularly provides legal advice activities to the European Commission and Dutch Ministries.
Relevant Publications and/or Research/Innovation Project

 

The CLEER Working Papers series offers an electronically available pool of articles on the latest developments in the area of EU external actions. All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review process, to ensure the highest standard of quality. The CLEER Summer school is a unique post-graduate programme which offers an excellent combination of theory and practice to advanced students.

 

The Hague Institute for Global Justice (HIGJ)
General Description The Hague Institute for Global Justice is an independent, nonpartisan think and do tank based in The Hague that aims to contribute to, and further strengthen, the global framework for preventing and resolving conflict and promoting international peace and justice.
Key Persons and Expertise Dr. Richard Ponzio (Head of Global Governance), formerly Senior Adviser in the U.S. State Department, and served in a variety of senior positions at the United Nations; and Dr. Joris Larik (Senior Researcher, Global Governance), winner of the NATO Manfred Wörner Essay Award 2008 and the EUI’s Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Thesis in Comparative Law 2014.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure & Equipment None for PhD supervision; fully equipped with (short-term, intensive) training and seminar facilities. Research premises suitable for temporary secondment of ESRs.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes The Global Governance Reform Initiative (co-funded by the Netherlands MFA and the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi)The Hague Approach Six Principles for Achieving Sustainable Peace in Post-Conflict Situations (funded by the Municipality of The Hague);   Training School on Climate Change Justice: Rule of Law through Good Governance (with The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST))
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product J. Larik (with others), ASEAN’s External Agreements: Law, Practice and the Quest for Collective Action (CUP 2015)

J. Larik ‘Much More Than Trade: The Common Commercial Policy in a Global Context’ in Malcolm Evans and Panos Koutrakos (eds), Beyond the Established Legal Orders: Policy Interconnections Between the EU and the Rest of the World (Hart 2011), pp. 13-45;

J. Larik, ‘Kennedy’s “two pillars” revisited: Does the ESDP make the EU and the US two equal partners in NATO?’ (2009) 14 EFA Rev. 289

 

CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization)
General Description CEN and CENELEC are officially recognized to develop European Standards which set out specifications and procedures in relation to a wide range of products, systems and services and are developed through a process of collaboration among technical experts nominated by business and industry, research institutes, consumer and environmental organizations and other societal stakeholders. Its members are the National Standardization Organizations of 33 European countries.
Key Persons and Expertise Ashok Ganesh, CEN-CENELEC Director Innovation, is responsible a.o. for developing standardization opportunities, integrating standards and research activities, supporting SMEs to benefit from standards and Education about Standardization
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment Brussels office has the facilities and office infrastructure to host a student / stagiare (desk, computer, telephone…)

 

Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes EU institutions and H2020 identify standardization as one of the innovation-support measures by bridging the gap between research and the market, and helping the fast and easy transfer of research results to the European and international market. 73% of FP6 and FP7 project coordinators who included standards in their previous projects said that they would be willing to address standardization again.
Relevant Publications and/or Research/Innovation Product CEN and CENELEC’s ambitions to 2020: strategic objectives for the European Standardization System.

CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2014: overview of most significant standardization activities.

Standards and your business: booklet on how businesses benefit from standards and standardization.

 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
General Description Founded in Brussels in 1983, CEPS is a non-partisan research centre which has been consistently ranked as a top 10 world organisation by the authoritative ‘Global Go To Think Tank Rankings’. CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU and international affairs. Its most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house, highly-skilled and interdisciplinary research capacity, complemented by a global network of partner institutes. CEPS’ funding is obtained from a variety of sources, including project research, foundation grants, membership and conferences fees, publication sales, etc. CEPS pursues an independent research agenda. CEPS employs over 50 researchers drawn from more than 20 countries.
Key Persons and Expertise Prof. Steven Blockmans, Head of EU Foreign Policy (contact) and Prof. Jacques Pelkmans, Senior research Fellow in the Trade and Regulatory Affairs unit, will each for 5-10% of their full-time employment assist in the research, training and supervision of the early career researchers.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The premises of CEPS are located in one building, a stone’s throw away from the European quarter in Brussels and boast a large conference room (120), several smaller meetings rooms (30-15-10) and 10 working stations for interns and visiting researchers, fully equipped with modern computers and telephone. ITN researchers would have access to electronic libraries, most of the shared documentation system and all electronic subscriptions to journals and newspapers. CEPS’s research premises is rented by it and is wholly independent from other beneficiaries and/or partner organisations in the consortium.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes EXACT (Marie Curie ITN on EU External Action, 2010-2013): CEPS hosted 6 EXACT fellows for varying periods (3-7 months).

INCOOP (Marie Curie ITN on Dynamics of Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU, 2010-2013): CEPS hosted 3 INCOOP researchers for 3 months each.

Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Lejour, A, F. Mustilli, J. Pelkmans, J. Timini (2014) Economic Incentives for Indirect TTIP Spill-overs. CEPS Special Report 94.

Pelkmans, J, A. Lejour, L. Schrefler, F. Mustilli, J. Timini (2014) The Impact of TTIP: The underlying economic model and comparisons. CEPS Special Report 93.

Parker, R, A. Alemanno (2014) Towards Effective Regulatory Cooperation under TTIP: A Comparative Overview of the EU and US Legislative and Regulatory Systems. CEPS Special Report 88.

 

RAND Europe (RAND)
General Description RAND Europe is a not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. It is the European arm of the RAND Corporation, and shares its mission and values.
Key Persons and Expertise Christian van Stolk is a Research Group Director at RAND. Marco Hafner is a trade economist.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment RAND has within it the largest public policy PhD programme in the United States called the Pardee Graduate School. We have library facilities and facilities to handle sensitive and big data. We employ over 1200 researchers across several offices globally. RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes RAND Europe undertakes well over 100 research projects a year. 40% of our funding comes from European institutions. We are frequent collaborators on FP7 bids and coordinate a number of FP7 programmes. We also undertake seminars and training together with and for several academic partners. These include the University of Maastricht and the University of Cambridge. Several members of staff are also affliated with universities and at times having teaching responsibilities.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product The mission of RAND is to publish all of its research. All our research outputs can be found on the RAND website:

http://www.rand.org/research.html. Our archive contains over 20,000 publications/

 

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WH)
General Description WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with approx. 1,000 lawyers located throughout the United States, Europe (Brussels, London, Berlin and Frankfurt) and Asia working at the intersection of government, technology and business, with focus, inter alia on international trade and regulation.
Key Persons and Expertise Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kamann, partner in WilmerHale’s Frankfurt office and member of the firm’s regulatory department, Honorary Professor for international business law at the University of Passau and Director of the Centre of European Law at the University of Passau will supervise and lead the training and supervision activities. He will be accompanied by partners and lawyers in WilmerHale’s Brussels, Frankfurt and London office. WilmerHale’s Brussels office hosts, inter alia, Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, former head of the appelate body of the WTO, as well as form General Director of the European Commission’s legal service and of DG Competition, as well as partners Frederic Louis, Christian Duvernoy and John Ratliff. WilmerHale’s London office hosts one of the leading international arbitration groups headed by Gary Born.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment Brussels/Frankfurt office has the facilities and office infrastructure to host a student / stagiare (desk, computer, telephone…)
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes None
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Hans-Georg Kamann (together with Georg Berrisch), Rechtsschutz gegen Handelspolitische Schutzmaßnahmen, in Grabitz/Hilf – Krenzler (Hrsg.), Das Recht der Europäischen Union – Kommentar, Loseblatt.

Hans-Georg Kamann, Das Übereinkommen über die Anwendung gesundheitspolizeilicher und pflanzenschutzrechtlicher Maßnahmen, in Prieß/Berrisch, WTO-Handbuch – World Trade Organisation, München 2003.

Hans-Georg Kamann (together with Georg Berrisch), The European Community’s Trade Barriers Regulation And The New Market Access Strategy Of The European Commission; EWS 2001, S. 461 ff.

 

Graf von Westphalen (GvW)
General Description Graf von Westphalen (GvW) (http://www.gvw.com/) is a partnership of attorneys at law and tax advisors with 130 legal professionals. It is one of Germany’s largest independent law firms with offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich. It also provides advice to clients around the world from offices in Istanbul, Shanghai, Alicante and Brussels and through its membership in several highly respected global networks. A special focus lies on advising and representing clients in foreign trade and customs matters. The professional journal JUVE has listed GvW as a “leader” in the area of “customs and foreign trade law” for many years.
Key Persons and Expertise Marian Niestedt, M.E.S. is partner of GvW and a leading lawyer in Market Regulations and Customs (JUVE Handbook 2014/2015). He has wide experience in trade and customs law and is recommended as expert in “Trade and Customs” by Who’s Who Legal Germany 2014. GvW will provide one secondment opportunity for ESR 3 which will be closely supervised by Marian Niestedt.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment GvW has access to numerous books, e-books, journals and databases. The ESR will be integrated into the workflow of GvW and be endowed with respective facilities, e.g. for computing and research.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes As a major law firm GvW is frequently involved in providing practical insights in its respective areas of law.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Marian Niestedt as well as other lawyers of GvW regularly publish on topics of foreign trade and customs law. He is also co-editor of Krenzler/Herrmann/Niestedt, EU-Außenwirtschafts- und Zollrecht (“EU-Foreign Trade and Customs Law”).

 

Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (VCI)[German Chemical Industries Association]
General Description VCI represents the politico-economic interests of over 1,650 German chemical companies and German subsidiaries of foreign businesses. For this purpose, the VCI is in contact with politicians, public authorities, other industries, science and media. The VCI stands for over 90 percent of the chemical industry in Germany. In 2013 the German chemical industry realised sales of more than 190 billion euros and employed around 438,000 staff.
Key Persons and Expertise Prof. Dr. Reinhard Quick is the Director of VCI’s Brussels Office. He is an expert on bilateral and multilateral trade policy and international trade law. He is teaching at the University of Saarbrücken. He and his team are very active on TTIP.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment VCI Brussels office has the facilities and office infrastructure to host a student / stagiare (desk, computer, telephone…)
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes /
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes /
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product www.vci.de

 

Business Europe (BE)
General Description BUSINESSEUROPE is the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and campaigning on the issues that most influence their performance. A recognised social partner, we speak for all-sized enterprises in 33 European countries whose national business federations are our direct members.
Role and Commitment of key persons (including supervisors) Eleonora Catella, advisor in the International Relations Department, is responsible for bilateral trade agreements, including TTIP, and other trade issues like market access and trade defence instruments. Ms Catella would be the direct and full time supervisor of the seconded student.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment Brussels office has the facilities and office infrastructure to host a student /stagiare (desk, computer, telephone…)
Independent Research premises Office space etc. for the relevant ESR.
Previous Involvement in Research and Training Programmes None
Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes None
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product BUSINESSEUROPE’s expectations from an EU investment plan: document outlining obstacles to private investments and growth.

Why TTIP matters to European business: brochure on the potential benefits of an EU-US trade agreement.

TTIP – What’s in for Small and Medium–sized Enterprises: overview of the most significant barriers to trade for SMEs.

 

George Washington University Law School (GWU)
General Description George Washington University Law School, one of the largest law schools in the US, offers a diverse range of studies in relevant topics such as international trade, international law and public procurement.  The Government Procurement Law Program at the Law School, founded in 1960, is the leading program in North America and one of the leading programs of its kind worldwide.
Key Persons and Expertise Professor Christopher Yukins, the Lynn David Research Professor in Government Procurement Law, serves as co-director of the government procurement law program at GW Law School, is an active member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Procurement Roundtable, an organization of senior members of the U.S. procurement community. He has worked on a number of projects with the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and he was an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the working group on reform of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Procurement Law.  Together with his colleagues in the program, Professors Daniel Gordon, Joshua Schwartz and Steven Schooner, and Assistant Dean Jessica Tillipman, he runs a colloquium series on procurement reform at GW Law School.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment George Washington University Law School’s library is one of the leading law libraries in the United States, and has one of the world’s largest collections of works related to public procurement issues. Visiting scholars have access to the University’s world-class electronic research resources, and to the Law School’s extensive online tools for curriculum and teaching.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes With regard to international teaching, Professor Yukins has spoken as a guest lecturer at institutions around the world, including the International Anti-Corruption Institute (Austria), the University of Paris, and the University of Turin; he was also a contributing editor to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime manual, Guidebook on Anti-Corruption in Public Procurement.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product C. R. Yukins, “The New European Procurement Directives:  An American Perspective” (paper to be delivered at Thomson Reuters Government Contracts Year in Review conference, Washington D.C., February 2015).

C. R. Yukins, “Breaking the Impasse in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations: Rethinking Priorities in Procurement,” 56 Gov. Contr. ¶ 235 (July 23, 2014) (co-authored with Hans-Joachim Priess), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2471653.

C. R. Yukins, “The European Procurement Directives and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (T-TIP):  Advancing U.S. – European Trade and Cooperation in Procurement,” paper presented at Thomson-Reuters Government Contracts Year in Review conference (Feb. 18, 2014), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2433219.

 

NautaDutilh N.V. (ND)
General Description NautaDutilh is an international law firm practising Dutch, Belgian, Luxemburg and Dutch Caribbean law. The firm was founded in 1724 and is one of the largest in the Benelux region. We have over 400 lawyers, notaries and tax advisers, spread across 6 offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York, Rotterdam.
Key Persons and Expertise Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer specialises in both arbitration and litigation. Gerard acts as counsel to Dutch, foreign, and multi-national corporations, as well as to governmental bodies, in high value matters in a variety of disputes, for example investment treaty dispute resolution. Gerard also frequently sits as arbitrator.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment NautaDutilh has access to state of the art facilities including a world-class research library with over 24 thousand books, with access to 150 journal subscriptions/reference works and 50 business sources. NautaDutilh has its own, independent research premises required for hosting ESRs. The ESRs in the remit of their proposal will be located in NautaDutilh’ s Amsterdam or Rotterdam offices, where each of them will be allocated an appropriate working space.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Currently, 79 partners work at NautaDutilh, of which 13 hold a position as professor. Also, at NautaDutilh, various senior associates combine their work as a lawyer with a part-time PhD.  The above-mentioned professors supervise PhD students on a regular basis. Currently, Gerard Meijer is supervising Mr. Piotr Wilinski.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Not applicable/see above under research and training programmes.

 

International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO)
General Description ITCILO is the training arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency entrusted with promoting social justice, including internationally recognized human rights and labour standards. It provides training in subjects that further the ILO’s pursuit of decent work for all. This takes place in Turin, in course participants’ home countries or via the Internet.
Key Persons and Expertise Mr. Ralf Krüger, Manager, Sustainable Development Programme (SDP), inter alia responsible for issues of Trade & Investment, Public Procurement, and Green Jobs. He as well as other senior staff of the Centre will act as advisors to ESRs.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment On ITCILO’s compact, functional campus, people come from all over the world to live and learn together in a stimulating international environment. Purpose-built rooms and state-of-the-art equipment help to maximize learning and knowledge-sharing. All residential services for a pleasant stay are available, including cultural and social events in the evenings and at week-ends.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes The Centre runs more than 450 programmes and projects, including 9 Master Programmes for a total of around 12,000 people from over 190 countries each year. We take a learner-centred approach, and use the most appropriate and practical techniques for each case. Theory combined with practice, and study visits to institutions and enterprises within Italy and abroad are a regular feature. Systematic evaluation of the Centre’s training activities is an essential component of our approach. Among other activities, the Centre aims to build evidence-based employment analysis and research skills. The team includes experts in the fields of applied labour and development economics, labour market policies, statistics, public policy impact assessment, trade and macroeconomics. Special programmes for enterprise development and multinational enterprises also have research components.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Guide to International Labour Standards, 2014, monograph, 328p.

Social Dialogue, 2012, monograph, 90p.

Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Business Service Markets, monograph, 468p.

 

International Chamber of Commerce Italy (ICC Italy)
General Description ICC Italy is the Italian national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The ICC is the world business organisation, which chiefly aims at promoting cross-border trade, investment and the multilateral trading system. In order to boost cooperation between the private and the public sector, ICC Italy has launched a series of round-tables  with the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), the Customs Agency (Agenzia delle Dogane) and the Tax Office (Agenzia delle Entrate) to analise and solve most common trade concerns.
Key Persons and Expertise Prof. Maria Beatrice Deli, ICC Secretary General, is responsible for strengthening and improving the Chamber performances. She is also charged with the development of research activities, supporting and facilitating business across borders. She has an extensive experience in Arbitration, International Law, and trade-related issues. She also has a long career as an International Law Professor.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment A tailored training programme has been developed to help international and national traders in developing and promoting self-regulatory business codes and guidelines. Training courses are regularly offered in order to make the legal community aware of ICC’s main policy issues and tools. Events are held throughout the world. The Rome office has the facilities and office infrastructure to host an ESR (desk, computer, telephone…)
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes ICC events are always been highly topical and cover an array of some of the most pressing matters for global business. Open to ICC members and non-members alike, our events are designed for businesspeople, corporate counsel, lawyers and legal practitioners involved in international trade. Our trainings are considered to be among the best continuing education in these fields. Furthermore, many of our programmes are endorsed by professional certifying bodies, participants are eligible for credits, making us the ideal choice for continuing professional education. http://www.iccwbo.org/training-and-events/
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product The content of ICC’s publications is derived from the work of ICC commissions, institutions and individual international experts. The list of products covers three broad categories: ICC Rules and Standards (Incoterms, Model Commercial Contracts); Practical Guidelines; Reference Works.

 

Ghent University (U Ghent)
General Description Ghent University (www.ugent.be) was founded in 1817 in what was to become Belgium in 1830. As part of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, the Department of Political Science shares with the other departments a recent history and a steadily increasing number of students, from the start in 1992 – when a single professor and a limited staff – until its stabilization in 2009. GIIS, which is a part of the Department of Political Science, was created in 2008. It focuses on three research fields: security & diplomacy, international political economy, and global governance. These research fields are cross-cut by two transversal themes: globalisation & multipolarity.
Key Persons and Expertise Dr Prof Sven Biscop (Director, Europe in the world programme), author and editor of many books, numerous peer-reviewed articles, significant research and supervisory experience in EU’s external relations, including transatlantic aspects.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment GIIS is able to accommodate comfortable space for numerous researchers. In addition to the permanent research staff, numerous visiting fellows are regularly hosted for a short or longer period of time. Offices are fully equipped with computers and internet, as well as access to the Institute’s library, with its books, journals and think tank publications. External funding happens through FWO and BOF.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Over the past years the GIIS has considerably expanded its national and international networks. Publication co-authors and contributors include people such as Robert Keohane, Greg Chin, John Kirton, and Rorden Wilkinson. GIIS members held research stays at Princeton University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Pittsburgh, among other places. They are well embedded in the relevant international networks of their respective research fields. Examples include diplomacy (Clingendael, network for the New Diplomatic History), terrorism (European Commission Expert Group, European Network of Experts on Radicalisation, Dutch-Flemish network), the global network on G8/G20 studies led by the University of Toronto, the Tax Justice Network, and the Global Energy governance Study Group at the National University of Singapore. The networks also include precious contacts with renowned overseas think tanks (such as the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Canada and the Stanley Foundation in the US) and decision-making centers at national and international levels. GIIS members have easy access to the UN, IMF, OECD, IEA and G8/G20 circles. Within Belgium GIIS is also involved in a “scientific community” platform of the Research Fund Flanders (FWO) on the G20 with the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product GIIS was only established in 2008 nevertheless it already has a fair amount of internationally peer reviewed articles, books and book chapters with distinguished national and international publishers, such as Palgrave, Cambridge University Press, Ashgate, and Routledge.

 

University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (UP1)
General Description University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (UP1) (http://www.univ-paris1.fr) is one of the leading French research universities, and a founding member of the Paris School of Economics. The student population comprises of around 40,000 students in 14 Departments and 5 Institutes. The Doctoral School EPS brings together research teams in the field of economics and related disciplines (mathematics, statistics and sociology) at the UP1, EHESS , ENS-ULM, ENSAE and ENPC.
Key Persons and Expertise Prof L. Fontagné (Professor of Economics), author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, current Director of the largest French research centre in economics (Centre Economie Sorbonne), and former director of CEPII, is specialized in international trade and trade policies. He will supervise ESR 11.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The UP1’s international research standing is enabled by access to state of the art facilities including a world-class research library in economics at the Maison des Sciences Economiques. This is augmented by excellent computing facilities. UP1 has its own, independent research premises dedicated to economics required for hosting ESRs. The ESRs in the remit of their proposal will be located in the Maison des Sciences Economiques, in the Centre d’Economie Sorbonne (http://centredeconomiesorbonne.univ-paris1.fr/).
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes UP1 is a founder of the Erasmus Mundus programme (https://erasmusmundus-qem.univ-paris1.fr/) on Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics with Barcelona, Bielefeld and Venice. UP1 is regularly involved in FP7 programmes, ERC programmes, and hosts Marie Curie fellowships.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Y. Decreux Y., Fontagné L. (2015), What next for multilateral trade talks? Quantifying the role of negotiation modalities, World Trade Review, January.

Fontagné L., Gourdon J., Jean S. (2013), Transatlantic Trade:

Whither Partnership, Which Economic Consequences?, CEPII Policy brief (1).

Fontagné L., Laborde D., Mitaritonna C. (2011), An Impact Study of the Economic Partnership Agreements in the Six ACP Regions, Journal of African Economies,   20(2):179-216.

 

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)
General Description Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is one Europe’s leading research universities. It has more than 700 professors, some 3,900 academic staff members, and awards about 1,200 doctoral degrees every year. It has been successful in every round of the German Excellence Initiative. The LMU economics department is regularly ranked amongst the top 3 departments in Germany.
Key Persons and Expertise Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr (Professor of Economics), other members of the Munich International Trade Group at the School of Economics (Prof. C. Eckel, Prof. D. Marin, Prof. M. Schnitzer).
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment LMU premises are distributed on several campuses across the city of Munich. The University Library provides access to a total number of around 4.700.000 volumes, including 173.000 books, subscriptions to 50.300 electronic journals, and 420 data bases. LMU has its own independent research premises.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Participated in 225 projects financed by FP7 (2007 – 2013), and 120 projects under FP6 (2002-2006) financing. Currently, LMU professors coordinate 12 FP7 projects. At present there are 32 ERC projets. The LMU runs 53 interdisciplinary research centers, hosts 26 DFG sponsored Collective Research Centers (SFBs & TRRs), 21 DFG sponsored Research Units (FORs), 11 Research Training Groups (GKs),
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product C. Eckel (with P. Neary), Multi-Product Firms and Flexible Manufacturing in the Global Economy, Review of Economic Studies, 77 (1), 2010, 188-217.

D. Marin, The Opening Up of Eastern Europe at 20: Jobs, Skills, and ‘Reverse Maquiladoras, in: M. Jovanovic (Ed.), Handbook of International Economics, Vol (2), Edward Elgar, 2011

M. Schnitzer (with I. Kesternich), Who is Afraid of Political Risk? Multinational Firms and their Choice of Capital Structure, Journal of International Economics (2015)

 

Comité Español de la Cámara de Comercio Internacional (ICC Spain)
General Description Association of companies and individuals who share in Spain the global aims of the International Chamber of Commerce (open trade, fair rules, competition) since 1922.
Key Persons and Expertise Dr. Jordi Sellarés Serra, Secretary General of ICC Spain and professor of International Law at ESADE Law school, focuses on areas where trade, arbitration, international rules need an in depth analysis. Investment arbitration is an area of common interest of his academical position and his professional tasks, as it deals with arbitration as a tool to protect foreign investments due to bilateral and multilateral treaties.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment No specific facilities, but an important library on arbitration and access to online sources on that same matter. Facilities eventually used for the research will be provided for free, upon previous petition whenever necessary by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes This is the first one of this sort.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product None specifically of ICC Spain.

 

HERDEM  Attorneys at Law
General Description HERDEM is an Istanbul based law firm with specific focus on regulated markets including but not limited to energy, aviation, government contracts and private equities from a transactional and regulatory perspective with particular emphasis on partner-lead management. The firm was awarded a price at London Stock Exchange for its success in banking & finance in 2013.
Key Persons and Expertise Şafak Herdem, the managing partner, head of energy, government contracts and procurement department of the firm is the key person with its full time involvement to the project in all phases.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment HERDEM has two fully equipped offices in Istanbul that are located both the European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul with the facilities and office infrastructure to host ESRs (desk, computer, telephone…)
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes None
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product WHAT WILL TTIP BRING FOR TURKEY?: LEGAL AND TRADE RELATED ISSUES (Legal 500)

INTEGRATION OF US AND EUROPE ENERGY MARKETS: TTIP AND GLOBAL ENERGY TRADING PROJECTION (Legal 500)

TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP: HOW SHOULD TURKEY COPE WITH THE CHANGING DYNAMICS?(Legal 500)

 

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Washington DC
General Description The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is a nonpartisan American public policy think tank affiliated with Johns Hopkins University (JHU). It is dedicated to analyzing and strengthening the American-German relationship within the transatlantic corporate, political and academic communities through a broad spectrum of activities, which include seminars, research reports, networking events, and academic exchanges.
Key Persons and Expertise Dr. Jackson Janes (Executive Director), Alexander Privitera (Business & Economics Program Director).
Key research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment The AICGS offices are located in the building of the Brookings Institution and adjacent to the facilities of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). AICGS has access to the SAIS library and JHU research resources.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Exchange programmes in cooperation with DAAD and Deutsche Bank.
Relevant Publications and/or Research/Innovation Project Alexander Privitera, Funding the Recovery: The Future Role of Traditional Banking and Capital Markets, AICGS Policy Report (58), 2014.

Alexander Privitera (with Lily Gardner Feldman and Jackson Janes), It’s not only the economy – Germany’s role in averting a western meltdown, 2012.

S. Chase Gummer, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, and Tim H. Stuchtey, The End of the Years of plenty? American and German Responses to the Economic Crisis, AICGS Policy Report (49), 2011.

 

 

Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen (SOMO)
General description SOMO is an independent, not-for-profit research and network organisation working on social, ecological and economic issues related to sustainable development. Since 1973, the organisation investigates multinational corporations and the consequences of their activities for people and the environment around the world.
Key Persons and Expertise Joseph Wilde-Ramsing Phd – Chain responsibility, Company research, Corporate Accountability, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, Energy, Extractives and Mining

Mariëtte van Huijstee Phd – Corporate Accountability, Environmental sustainability, Multi-stakeholder initiatives, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment SOMO has a team of 23 researchers (13 senior, 7 medior and 3 (junior) researchers) supported by 4 communication advisers. All have their own workplace equipped with a computer with up-to-date (research) software, phones, a fast internet connection, printers and access to databases. The programme teams meet every 2 weeks to discuss their research projects. A 2-day strategic meeting is organised yearly to discuss research findings and new developments. SOMO is part of a large global network of civil society and research organisations which provides an excellent infrastructure for field research.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes 2007-2013 – Research and Phd Training Programme ‘A normative-empirical framework for assessing TNC performance on sustainable electricity provision in the Global South. Twente University and SOMO.  J. Wilde Ramsing Phd.

2007-2013 – Research and Phd Training Programme ‘Effects of Dutch tax policy on taxation of TNCs in developing countries’. Radboud University and SOMO.  F. Weyzig Phd.

2012-ongoing – Research and Training Programme ‘Improving Grievance mechanism and the protection of human rights in relation to Corporate Social Responsibiliy. SOMO. Funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs NL.

Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product Huijstee, van, M., Thews, M. (2013) Corporate Responsibility Instruments. A Comparison of the OECD Guidelines, ISO 26000 + the UN Global Compact. SOMO report.

Daniel, C., Genovese, K., van Huijstee, M. & Singh, S. (Eds.) (Forthcoming January 2016) Glass Half Full? The State of Accountability in Development Finance. Amsterdam: SOMO.

Campos, A., van Huijstee, M.,Theuws, M.. (2015) From moral responsibility to legal liability? Modern day slavery conditions in the global garment supply chain and the need to strengthen regulatory frameworks: The case of Inditex-Zara in Brazil, Amsterdam: SOMO.

Innovative websites http://www.grievancemechanisms.org/  http://www.oecdwatch.org/ by SOMO.

 

Baker&McKenzie(BM)
General description Baker&McKenzie is a leading global law firm with offices in 47

jurisdictions and more than 4200 attorneys around the globe (among them 191 attorneys in Germany). As a global law firm we are specialized In all questions of international and transnational law with special emphasize to the particularities of national jurisdictions and their respective standards. We are frequently involved in matters of national and international public procurement law for significant international corporations (European and US corporations).

Key Persons and Expertise Dr. Marc Gabriel LL.M focuses his practice on national, European and international public procurement law, as well as public and European law aspects of privatizations and state aid. He advises and represents companies and public authorities in tender and review procedures. Dr. Marc Gabriel is an associate lecturer for public procurement law at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Baker&McKenzie will also provide one secondment opportunity in its Berlin office for a trainee which will be closely supervised by Dr. MarC Gabriel and its team.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment Baker&McKenzie is equipped with an extensive and modern library which covers the relevant literature on national and international public procurement law. Our skilled library personnel is able to acquire almost every needed literature on public procurement law in all jurisdictions in which we are present. Furthermore we have access to all relevant electronic databases on national and international public procurement law.
Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes Currently Baker&McKenzie employs numerous law clerks and young scientists during the preparation of their PhD. Additionally we have an extensive number of trainees in our Career Mentorship Program.
Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product M. Gabriel, “Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen und Inkompatibilitäten des sog. ‘no spy’-Erlasses”, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungrecht (NVwZ) 2015, 13-20 (with Verena

Baerenbrinker and Wolfgang Fritzemeyer).

M. Gabriel, “The European Defence Procurement Directive: Toward Liberalization and Harmonization of the European Defense Market”, in: The Procurement Lawyer (American Bar

Association), Volume 45 Number 2, Winter 2010, 23-27 (with

Katharina Weiner).

M. Gabriel, The Establishment and Participation of Bidding Consortia in Award and Review Procedures in Germany and Austria”, in: Public Procurement Law Review (P.P.L.R.) 2007, 174-194.