Emilia Korkea-aho is Director of the SoLaR network and Coordinator of its Finnish team. She is Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor in EU Law at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her main areas of expertise cover European Union law, especially administrative law, institutional policy-making, environmental law, and governance. In addition to exploring the role of soft law both in national and transnational contexts, her current research focuses on lobbying in the EU. She has been Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute and Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School and University College London.
Mariolina Eliantonio is Professor of European and Comparative Administrative Law and Procedure at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. She studied law at the University of Teramo (1997-2001) and of Maastricht (2001-2002). In 2008 she finalised her PhD on ‘Europeanisation of Administrative Justice? The influence of the ECJ’s case law in Italy, Germany and England’ at Maastricht University. The thesis was awarded a special distinction by the European Public Law Group. Between 2008 and February 2018 she has been working as an Assistant Professor and later an Associate Professor of European Administrative Law in the department of Public Law. She carries out research on the enforcement of European law before national and European courts, with a special focus on shared administration, environmental law and the new modes of governance.
Oana Stefan is a Senior Lecturer at The Dickson Poon School of Law, which she joined in 2013. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor within the legal department of HEC Paris (a leading business school), after having taught European Union law at the College of Europe and University College Dublin. She holds a PhD in European Law from University College Dublin, and she now focuses on European Union Law, in particular energy law, competition and state aid, constitutional and administrative law. Her work combines socio-legal and doctrinal analysis, quantitative and qualitative methods, while exploring the limits of the rule of law, and questions related to new modes of governance and judicial politics. Oana Stefan is the author of Soft Law in Court, a book that analyses the ways in which the Court of Justice of the European Union deals with soft law instruments in competition and state aid. She also engages with EU transparency studies.
Miriam Hartlapp’s research covers the EU political system, particularly the European Commission and questions of implementation and (non-)compliance as well as enforcement and administrative cooperation in multilevel systems. Her policy expertise lies with economic, employment and social policies. She published widely on these topics and is co-author of "Complying with Europe: The Impact of EU Minimum Harmonisation and Soft Law in the Member States" (CUP 2005, winner of the EUSA Best Book in EU Studies Prize 2007) and “Which policy for Europe?: Power and conflict inside the European Commission” (OUP, 2014). Since 2017 she holds a chair for Comparative Politics of Germany and France at the Free University Berlin. Before joining the FU she was a professor at Leipzig and Bremen University and worked at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the ILO, Geneva.
Matej Avbelj is an Associate Professor of European Law at the Graduate School of Government and European Studies and a Prorector for International Co-operation at the Nova Univerza in Slovenia. His research has focused on EU law, constitutional law and legal theory.
Nathalie Rubio is Professor of European Union law and Director of The Centre for European and International Studies and Research of the Faculty of Law of Aix Marseille University. Her research focuses on the implementation of European law and regional policy. She is interested in the position of European Union law in relation to national and regional legal orders. She has considerable teaching experience in institutional and substantive European law.