EU3D Advisory Board

The members of EU3D's Advisory Board are renowned academics representing different scientific traditions and high-profile policy experts with experience from European governance, EU reforms and European and national politics. Board members serve in their personal capacity.

Albena Azmanova

Reader in Social and Political Thought, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent. Expert on dem­ocratic transition and consolidation, the dynamics of contemporary capitalism and its effect on ideological orientation and electoral mobilisation.


Arthur Benz

Professor of Political Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt. His research interests include multi-level governance and federalism, as well as the regionalization, modernization and constitutional change of states.


Dario Castiglione

Associate Professor in Political Theory at Exeter University and Director of the Centre for Political Thought. His research fields include political theory and its history, with particular application to contemporary European developments, democracy and constitutionalism in the EU.


Michelle Everson

Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London. Expert in the field of European law, European citizenship, agency design and governance and has contributed widely to EU policy and design processes (European Central Bank, European Commission, EP).


Turkuler Isiksel

Associate Professor at Columbia University working in contemporary political theory. Her research focuses on constitutional theory, the rights of corporations, the law and politics of the EU, and the relationship between liberal democracy and international institutions.


Yves Mény

Former President and Director of the Robert Schuman Centre, European Uni­versity Institute and former advisor to the European Commission. Expert on EU affairs, comparative politics, public policy, and political and administrative institutions.


Craig Parsons

Professor and Head of Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon. Specialist in comparative European politics whose research interests include ideas and institutions, political parties, dem­ocratic representation, and EU and American federalism.


Sonja Puntscher Riekmann

Professor of Political Theory and European Politics at the University of Salzburg and Director of the Salzburg Centre of EU Studies. Expert on European integration, institutional development, parliamentarism, theory of democracy, constitutionalism and legitimacy.


Fritz Scharpf

Professor and Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Among the most influential contributors to the debate about EU legitimacy, focusing on org­anisational problems and decision processes in gov­ernments, and expert on political economy and welfare states.


Jo Shaw

Professor and Salvesen Chair of European Institutions at Edinburgh Law School. Her area of specialization include EU law and constitution, institutions and reforms, and citizenship regimes, including the citizenship aspects of Brexit, and an active blogger.


Jeremy Webber

Professor of Law at the University of Victoria, Canada. His research explores the constitutional stru­cture of democratic governance and the challenges and opportunities of cultural diversity. Author of Reimagining Canada (1994), which discusses asymmetrical federalism.


Wolfgang Wessels

Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science and Director of the Centre for Turkey and EU Studies at the University of Cologne. His interests include the EU's political system, its deepening and widening. Former advisor to the European Commission on CFSP reform and the Maastricht Treaty.


Jonathan White

Deputy Head of the European Institute and Professor in Politics at London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests lie in the field of political sociology and applied political theory, with a focus on contemporary European democracy and the EU.

Giuliano Amato

Emeritus Professor at the EUI and at Rome University La Sapienza. Judge of the Italian Constitutional Court and former Italian Prime Minister. Vice-President of the Convention on the Future of Europe that drafted the European Constitution and head of the Amato Group.


Richard Corbett

Member of the European Parliament (1996-2009, 2014-2019) where he is the UK Labour Party leader. Worked on drafting the parts of the Maastricht and Amsterdam treaties increasing the EP’s powers. Former advisor to President of the European Council Van Rompuy.


Andrew Duff

President of the Spinelli Group. Former Member of the European Parliament (1999-2014) (Liberal Democrats). Member of the Conventions on the Charter of Fundamental Rights and on the Future of Europe, and EP representative at the IGC that drafted the Lisbon Treaty.


Mikuláš Dzurinda

President of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the official think tank of the European People’s Party. Former Prime Minister of Slovakia (1998-2006) and instrumental in facilitating Slovakia’s entry into the EU, OSCE and NATO.


Tanja Fajon

Member of the European Parliament from Slovenia since 2009 (Social Democrats) who played a vital role in improving EU relations with Western Balkan countries. Former journalist and Brussels correspondent and author of several documentaries.


Ana Gomes

Member of the European Parliament since 2004 (Socialist Party) with interest in migration, human rights, security and defence, gender issues and development. Portuguese former career diplomat who has received numerous awards for her work on human rights.


Marian Harkin

Member of the European Parliament since 2004 (independent), where she has been European Democratic Party Vice-President since 2012. An Irish politician with a strong focus on employment and social policy, regional affairs and transparency.


Danuta Hübner

Member of the European Parliament since 2009 (Civic Platform) and its Brexit Steering Group, and Chair of the Constitutional Committee. Former European Commissioner, Polish Minister for European Affairs and member of the Amato Group. Professor in Economics.


Francis Brendan Jacobs

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University College Dublin who has written extensively on the European Parliament, European political parties and the EU after Brexit. Worked for the EP for almost four decades, including as Head of the EP's Information Office Ireland (2006-2016).


Ivan Korčok

Ambassador of Slovakia to the US. Former Government Plen­ipotentiary for the 2016 Slovak EU Presidency, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (2015-2018), Permanent Representative to the EU (2009-2015) and member of the European Convention.


Barbara Nowacka

Polish politician and Chancellor of Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. Leader of the United Left coalition of the 2015 Polish parliamentary election. On the 2016 Foreign Policy’s annual list of 100 most influential global thinkers. 


Jean-Claude Piris

Former Director-General for the EU Council's Legal Service (1988-2010). Legal Advisor for the successive Inter-Governmental Conferences that negotiated and adopted new EU Treaties from Maastricht to Lisbon. Former UN diplomat and author.


Julie Smith

Baroness of Newnham and Member of the UK House of Lords. Expert in European politics with a particular interest in EU-UK relations. Reader in European Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University.


Tomáš Valášek

Director of Carnegie Europe, a Brussels-based (foreign) policy research centre. Former Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO. President of the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava and Director of foreign policy and defence at the Centre for European Reform in London.