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
Santino Lo Bianco
Mária Éva Földes, PhD
Guido van Hengel
Jolanda van der Vliet
Mária Éva Földes, PhD
Maria Eva Földes works as lecturer in European and International Law. Her research focuses on the impact of internal market law and macroeconomic governance on healthcare systems in the EU. She earned her PhD degree at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Prior to joining the THUAS LAW program, she worked as post-doctoral researcher at Tilburg University, Department of European and International Public Law and TILEC – Tilburg Law and Economics Center. She also worked as assistant professor at the University of Vienna, Institute for European Integration Research. She is currently teaching diverse courses in the field of EU firstname.lastname@example.org
Guido van Hengel
Guido van Hengel, PhD is a senior lecturer in European Studies. His main fields of research are in East- and Southeast-European past and present affairs. In 2018 he co-organized the international and interdisciplinary conference "Tuning into the Noise of Europe" at THUAS, which focused on the current and new narratives of Europe.email@example.com
Paul Shotton PhD 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 the Professionalisation of Public Affairs with the objective of promoting the definition of a body of knowledge for public affairs practitioners, developing courses and trainings for the profession as well as measuring impact and performance in public firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.