Jakov Bojovic is co-Founder of the POLITHEOR network and Editor for the EU governance and politics section. He teaches policy and opinion writing at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs and is President of the Madrid-based Centre for Policy Writing.
Mario is a PhD student in Public Policy at the Central European University. His doctoral thesis deals with the Europeanisation modes of employment policies in Croatia. He obtained his MA in Public Policy. Thus far, he assisted in teaching and research at the University of Zagreb and the ECPR Summer School in Methods. His main research interests center around EU public policy, social and employment policy and sustainable development.
Gianna has a degree in Law, and graduate degrees in Social Policy and in International Relations. She also took courses in data journalism, teaching skills, training for trainers, critical thinking, electoral observation, conflict mediation. She collaborated with NGOs in Belgrade, Prishtina, Lisbon, and is a conflict mediator, editor, proofreader and translator. She is a member of the Coordinating Collective of DiEM25 - Democracy in Europe Movement and a member of the European Forum for Restorative Justice.
Simon Marijsse holds both a Master’s degree in Public Policy and one in Philosophy (from Ghent University and KU Leuven). After having worked as post lauream researcher at the Jean Jacobs Institute in Bologna, he chose to specialize in Conflict & Development Studies at Ghent University. Inspired by live field work in the Middle-East, Simon currently aims at bridging local grass roots developments with new modes of globalization and rhetorical analysis of policy mechanisms. His interests involve EU foreign policy, historical and contemporary Arab-West relations, and the modalities of subjectivity, identity and state-building practices in the wider MENA region.
Léa is an Editor for Digital Policy and Internet Governance. She also works on European Public Affairs at APCO Worldwide in Brussels, where she is specialised in the technology and finicial services sectors. She holds an MPP degree from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a Bachelor's degree in European Studies from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Meriam Benhamza holds a BA in finance and Accounting and a Master in Financial Communication from the Università Della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland. She is fascinated by various topics, but her main focus is the new financial issues arising from the Euro crisis and the role good governance plays in solving them.
Ays is currently working towards her PhD at Ghent University, Faculty of Law, Department of European Public and International Law. Her PhD topic concerns the legal protection of urban biodiversity. Ays also works as a consultant on biosafety regulations and WTO at the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.
I hold a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a MSc double degree in Economics and International Relations from University of Lugano (Switzerland) and Catholic University of Milan . During my master I could deepen my interest and specialize in EU law and policy, especially regarding EU Trade Law and trade defence policy, which was the topic of my final dissertation. This interest brought me to intern at the Commercial Office of the Consulate General of Egypt in Milan. Other than trade I am interested in national and international politics, as well as the EU political development.