The research group Changing role of Europe (est. January 2018) focuses on current and topical questions related to European cooperation at the global, regional, national and organisational level. It functions in a wide (inter-)national professional network with governments, think tanks and profit and not for profit organisations.
Lecturers, students and staff of the The Hague University are invited to develop and to share European knowledge. The lectorate involves individual and common research development, a reading circle and regular events.
Research Group Coordinator
Mária Éva Földes, PhD
Dr Paul Shotton is Principal Lecturer in European Public Policy within the European Studies Programme at THUAS. Prior to working at THUAS Paul worked in Brussels as a Public Affairs Practitioner (lobbyist) for a number of blue chip companies. Paul lectures in European Public Policy with notable courses simulating EU decision-making and lobbying campaign design. Paul’s research focuses on defining a body of knowledge for public affairs and developing and disseminating knowledge, skills and competences needed for effective lobbying. Connecting to education, Paul will develop scenario planning exercise for Public Affairs students and email@example.com
dr. Mendeltje van Keulen
Mendeltje van Keulen is lector Changing role of Europe since 1 January 2018. She has a PhD and MA European Public Administration (College of Europe, Bruges; EUI Florence, University of Twente). Her dissertation focused on the effects of EU policy shaping by the Dutch government in the field of natural gas and biotechnology. She worked as a (senior) research fellow for the Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘ Clingendael’, the WRR (Scientific Council for Government Policy) and various ministries. As team leader of the parliamentary EU staff in the Dutch parliament, she gained abundant practical experience in processes of Europeanisation and change management. Mendeltje van Keulen regularly publishes and teaches on European policy making for students and firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Since April 2020, dr Mendeltje van Keulen, lector at the Changing role of Europe research group has been part-time guest researcher at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate Research and International policy-evaluation.
In this capacity she carries out research and advises on modalities of effective governmental coordination of the country’s position feeding into EU policy-making as well as the implications of EU legislation for domestic actors and policies. Her work enhances CREU’s cooperation with the professional field and contributes to capacity-building in a policy area that is evidently crucial for interacting with the EU.