General Rapporteurs – University of Copenhagen

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General Rapporteurs

Topic 1 - The Economic and Monetary Union: Constitutional and Institutional Aspects of the Economic Governance within the EU
General Rapporteur: Professor Fabian Amtenbrink

Fabian AmtenbrinkFabian Amtenbrink is a professor at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam where he holds the Chair of European Law. He is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). His research focuses on constitutional and institutional aspects of European Union law, as well as legal issues of (European) economic and monetary integration. Professor Amtenbrink studied law at the Freie Universität of Berlin and he holds a doctorate in law from the University of Groningen. He is member of the governing board of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER). Professor Amtenbrink also serves on the editorial board of several international journals including the European Law Review and the Netherlands Yearbook for International Law, as well as being a principle editor of the Nijhoff Studies in EU Law Series (Brill).

Topic 2 - Union Citizenship: Development, Impact and Challenges
Joint General Rapporteurs:
Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne and Professor Jo Shaw

Niamh Nic ShuibhneNiamh Nic Shuibhne is Professor of European Union Law at the University of Edinburgh and a member of its Europa Institute research centre. She is the joint editor of the European Law Review. She holds law degrees from University College Cork, the National University of Ireland Galway (where she also taught) and the University of Edinburgh. Professor Nic Shuibhne has published widely on the free movement of persons and the legal regulation of EU citizenship. Her current research examines how the Court of Justice develops the framework principles that underpin EU free movement law. She is also exploring the extent to which questions of proof and evidence affect the outcome of that case law, with a special focus on how States defend public interest arguments.

Jo ShawJo Shaw holds the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions in the School of Law, and is Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on aspects of EU constitutionalism and citizenship, viewed in comparative, national and interdisciplinary context. In recent years, she has received external funding for many collaborative projects. She now runs a large scale project on the Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia (CITSEE) (2009-2014), funded by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. Professor Shaw is also Co-Director of the EUDO-Citizenship Observatory, funded by a variety of sources including the British Academy and the European Commission.

Topic 3 - Public Procurement Law: Limitations, Opportunities and Paradoxes
General Rapporteur: Professor Roberto Caranta


Roberto CarantaRoberto Caranta is professor of Administrative Law at the University of Turin. His present research focuses on governance issues, including the role of civil society organisations and judicial review, and on public contracts. Professor Caranta has been teaching at different Italian universities and is the Director of the Master on Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development at the University of Turin and ITCILO. He is also the Co-director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London. Moreover, Professor Caranta is co-directing the European Procurement Law Series published by DJØF, Copenhagen, and is a member of different research networks working on EU and comparative administrative law.