Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) (Coordinator)

Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann (Coordinator)

Is Associate Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio and BPC Researcher. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Tübingen and has been a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics (2008-2010)...

Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann
Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann is Associate Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio and BPC Researcher. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Tübingen and has been a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics (2008-2010), University of Erfurt (2010-2012) and the Free University of Berlin Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (2012-2015). She teaches and publishes in the areas of comparative regionalism, Latin American regionalism, inter-regionalism (EU-LA), and legitimacy and democracy at the regional and global level. She has done consultancies, including to the European Commission on EU-LA cooperation. She was a EUVP in 2008, and participates in the research networks: GRIDALE (https://www.gridale.org/) on integration and development in Europe and Latin America. She is currently Adjunct Coordinator of IRI´s Academic Postgraduate Program.

Bettina de Souza Guilherme

Is an official of the European Parliament and brings a broad network of contacts of the EU institutions (Commission)...

Bettina de Souza Guilherme

Bettina Guilherme is an official of the European Parliament and brings a broad network of contacts of the EU institutions (Commission). She is the founder of the Jean Monnet Crisis Network Crisis-Equity-Democracy for Europe and Latin America, and has a bridge function between political and academic institutions, will ensure the participation of EU representatives and other experts and facilitate the presentation of the research results/ policy recommendations in these institutions and organizations. She has 11 years as an EU official in the European Parliament: Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis, the Economic and Monetary Committee, drafting the EP crisis report, several reports on Public Finance, Stability and Growth Pact, BEPGs and the EIB, coordinating compromise negotiations with political groups, organising hearings, broad network to MEPs, Commission, politicians and academics who are expert in these fields, 6 years of experience in the Austrian Mission/Permanent Representation: Council decision-taking process, Commission expert groups.


Bettina Guilherme will attempt to take an EU fellowship in PUC-Rio, or to take a sabbatical from the European Parliament to invest more time in the project. Otherwise, she will participate as often as time and the EP allows in the follow up network. Her research will be subcontrated by the project.

Carolina Salgado

Is Assistant Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio. She has a PhD in International Relations from PUC-Rio, and has spent four years conducting her doctoral research in Germany...

Carolina Salgado
Carolina Salgado is Assistant Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio. She has a PhD in International Relations from PUC-Rio, and has spent four years conducting her doctoral research in Germany. In 2018, she was an associate researcher at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. Since 2019 she has developed postdoctoral research at PUC-Rio, working at the interface between public and international policies, with an emphasis on international cooperation (funding agency: CNPq). She has practical experience in international organizations, including fellowships at the Brazilian Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, and at the EU-LAC Foundation in Hamburg. Current research areas include foreign policy analysis and international cooperation; international politics of the European Union; EU-Latin American relations; democracy and extremism in Europe and Latin America.

Clara Costa

Has a degree in International Relations from PUC-Rio and a master's degree in Analysis and Management of International Policies also from PUC-Rio...

Clara Costa
Clara Costa has a degree in International Relations from PUC-Rio and a master's degree in Analysis and Management of International Policies also from PUC-Rio, with an emphasis on International Cooperation for Development. Currently works at IRI / PUC-Rio coordinating the department's Research Projects Sector.

Monica Herz

Holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1994) and is Associate Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio...

Monica Herz
Monica Herz holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1994) and is Associate Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio, BPC Researcher and currently Vice-Dean of the Centre of Social Sciences of PUC-Rio (CCS). She was the first President of the Brazilian Association of International Relations (ABRI) and has a prominent role in the institutionalization of the area of International Relations in Brazil. She has published in the field of International Security, International Organizations, Global and Regional Governance in Latin America and Brazilian Foreign Policy among others.

Paula Sandrin

Is Assistant Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio. She has a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Westminster (UK)...

Paula Sandrin
Paula Sandrin is Assistant Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio. She has a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Westminster (UK), where she was also a Visiting Lecturer. Her research interests include the role of affects and emotions in international socio-political phenomena and processes; post-structuralist, post-colonial and psychoanalytical perspectives on identification processes; the relationships between collective identification processes and foreign policy; relations between the European Union and Turkey; foreign policy and public diplomacy of the European Union.

Paulo Luiz Moreaux Lavigne Esteves

Is an Associate Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio, and Director of BPC, the think tank linked to IRI...

Paulo Luiz Moreaux Lavigne Esteves
Paulo Esteves is an Associate Professor at IRI/PUC-Rio, and Director of BPC, the think tank linked to IRI. He published in the areas of international security, humanitarian protection and international development, and has experience as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programs and ECOSOC. His main research areas are: (i) convergence of the fields of international security, humanitarian protection and development, (ii) international development with an emphasis on south-south cooperation and the 2030 agenda, and, (iii) emerging powers and triangular cooperation.

Stephany Griffith Jones

Economist, with PhD in Economics. Currently Emeritus Fellow, IDS; Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University and Research Associate, ODI, London University...

Stephany Griffith Jones
Economist, with PhD in Economics. Currently Emeritus Fellow, IDS; Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University and Research Associate, ODI, London University. Researching and providing policy advice on international and development finance; reform of international and national financial architecture, from an inclusive growth perspective; debt crisis management (Latin America and Europe). Measures to promote economic recovery in Eurozone, especially through investment; the role of national and regional development banks, focusing on role of the EIB. Led many major international research projects on international financial and macro-economic issues, with networks of senior academics and policy-makers from developed and developing countries. Stephany Griffith Jones will contribute to the network and her research will be subcontrated by the project.

Interuniversity Institute for the Relations between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean (IRELAC)

Christian Ghymers

Professor of International Economist, Coordinator of the previous Jean Monnet Network on Crisis-Equity-Democracy, specialist on EU-LAC relations, on Regional Integration and on applied economic policy issues in both regions, especially on crisis management and economic policy coordination...

Christian Ghymers

Professor of International Economist, Coordinator of the previous Jean Monnet Network on Crisis-Equity-Democracy, specialist on EU-LAC relations, on Regional Integration and on applied economic policy issues in both regions, especially on crisis management and economic policy coordination, past-senior adviser to DG ECFIN, European Commission, past-senior adviser to Joint Vienna Institute (IMF Institute in Vienna) and past senior adviser to ECLAC/CEPAL (UN, Santiago, Chile).
Concrete experiences in creating and managing macroeconomist Networks at sub-regional (REDIMA project in MERCOSUR, CAN, CACM also in Africa: UEMOA, CEMAC) and regional level (REDIMA project at CEPAL and SELA).

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

Andrea C. Bianculli

Is Assistant Professor at IBEI. Her research crosses sociology, politics and international relations, and is substantively concerned with three different but strongly interwoven areas: trade, regulation and development, with a regional focus on Latin America...

Andrea C. Bianculli
Andrea C. Bianculli is Assistant Professor at IBEI. Her research crosses sociology, politics and international relations, and is substantively concerned with three different but strongly interwoven areas: trade, regulation and development, with a regional focus on Latin America. Previously, she held a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación Fellowship at IBEI and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Research College 'The Transformative Power of Europe', Freie Universität Berlin. She was also a researcher at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales/FLACSO-Argentina. Andrea has a PhD in Political and Social Sciences (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and holds a Master's Degree in International Relations (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales/FLACSO-Argentina). She is the author of ‘Negotiating Trade Liberalization in Argentina and Chile. When Policy creates Politics’ (Routledge 2017) and co-editor of ‘Regional Organizations and Social Policy in Europe and Latin America. A Space for Social Citizenship?’ (together with Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann, Palgrave 2016) and of ‘Accountability and Regulatory Governance. Audiences, Controls and Responsibilities in the Politics of Regulation’ (together with Jacint Jordana and Xavier Fernández-i-Marín, Palgrave 2015). She is currently leading the research project 'Rethinking the Fundamentals of Regions and Interregionalism: The European Union and Latin America through the Lenses of Regional Regulatory Governance (Reg-EULAC), funded by the Ministry of Science, and Innovation (PID2019-105997GB-I00).

Irina Ciornei

Is Marie-Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow at IBEI with the project “The missing pillar...

Irina Ciornei
Irina Ciornei is Marie-Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow at IBEI with the project “The missing pillar. European social policy and Eurosceptic challenges” (SOCIALEU) where she investigates the relationship between supranational social policy and Euroscepticism based on an original methodology that combines qualitative inquiry and experimental research. Irina’s work focuses on topics related to European politics, immigrant incorporation and public policy implementation. Irina holds a PhD in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Previously she was Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bern. In her previous work she dealt with the transnationalization of party politics, emigrant political participation and governance of morality policies. She published her work in the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics and Party Politics.

Jacint Jordana

Prof. Jacint Jordana is Director of the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) since 2005, and professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)....

Jacint Jordana
Prof. Jacint Jordana is Director of the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) since 2005, and professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). He is also an associate researcher at the Centre of European Studies and Comparative Politics (SciencesPo). He has a PhD in Economics (Universitat de Barcelona, 1992). He has been visiting fellow at the Australian National University, WissenschaftsZentrum Berlin, University of California (San Diego), Copenhagen Business School, and the LM University of Munich. Recent publications include articles, among others, on regulatory institutions, the comparative development of domestic public policies, and policy making in policy networks. He also has worked on topics related to collective action, policy diffusion and social capital, about which has published extensively.

University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Kai Enno Lehmann

Professor at the Institute of International Relations-University of São Paulo (IRI-USP). Was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Latin America Institute of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies GIGA) in Hamburg, Germany, ...

Kai Enno Lehmann
Professor at the Institute of International Relations-University of São Paulo (IRI-USP). Was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Latin America Institute of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies GIGA) in Hamburg, Germany, where he continues to be a non-resident Fellow. Research interests focus on the role of the European Union in Latin America, the impact of the EU crisis on regionalism in Latin America and the role of regionalism in Latin America in conflict resolution and state building. Between August 2015 and February 2016, he was in receipt of a grant from the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) to investigate the impact of the European Union on state-building in Central America. He is also the founder of the ‘Núcleo de Pesquisa de Estudos Europeus’, a multi-disciplinary research hub which is currently being set up at the University of São Paulo and which will focus its activities on contemporary issues in European-Latin American relations.

Maria Antonieta Del Tedesco Lins

Economist and Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of São Paulo. Main research interests in international political economy are related to monetary and financial economics, international finance and regional economic and financial integration...

Maria Antonieta Del Tedesco Lins
Economist and Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of São Paulo. Main research interests in international political economy are related to monetary and financial economics, international finance and regional economic and financial integration. Teaching courses on economic and monetary union (EMU) and the global crisis and regional and national (crisis response). Last publications are devoted to the effects of financial crises on Latin American countries. Besides academic work, she has a large experience as a consultant.

Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Eleonora Poli

Is a research fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), where she is working on research projects dealing with EU-ASIA relations, the political and institutional implications of the Eurozone crisis and the European role in regional conflicts resolution...

Eleonora Poli
Eleonora Poli is a research fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), where she is working on research projects dealing with EU-ASIA relations, the political and institutional implications of the Eurozone crisis and the European role in regional conflicts resolution. Eleonora holds a PhD in International Political Economy from the Department of International Politics at City University London. She is also a research fellow at the City Political Economy Research Centre (CityPerc) and she has worked as consultant for IDS Thomson Reuters and OSIFE. Dr. Poli has written several opinion pieces on OpenDemocrary and has recently published a book, Antitrust Institutions and Policies in the Globalising Economy (Palgrave MacMillan, IPE series, October 2015), which analyses the diffusion of liberal and neo-liberal competition policies in the USA, Europe, Japan and the BRICS from an international political economy perspective.

Nicola Bilotta

Is Researcher at IAI where he works on international political economy, digital economy and geofinance...

Nicola Bilotta
Nicola Bilotta is Researcher at IAI where he works on international political economy, digital economy and geofinance. From 2016 and 2018, he worked as a Research Analyst at The Banker Research Team (Financial Times), with which he still collaborates as analyst. In addition, he was Associate Fellow at the Seven Pillar Institute of Finance & Ethics and researcher at the Istituto di Alti Studi di Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliarie (IsAG). Nicola holds a BA with honours in History, a MA in Historical Science from the University of Milan and a MSC in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Research Centre for Economic Policy, Governance and Development

Dimitris Katsikas

Is Assistant Professor of International and European Political Economy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens...

Dimitris Katsikas
Dimitris Katsikas is Assistant Professor of International and European Political Economy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He studied Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business and continued his postgraduate studies in finance and international political economy at the London School of Economics (LSE). He received his PhD from LSE in the field of international political economy. In 2010-11, he was ‘Stavros Costopoulos’ Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). In recent years he taught as Visiting Professor at the Greek National School of Public Administration and the Diplomatic Academy of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has presented his work in international conferences and seminars and has published in international academic journals. His research focuses on international and European political economy, international and European monetary, financial and economic governance, and the role of non-state actors in global economic governance. In recent years, the Greek and European crises have become his major research interests. He has participated as supervisor, coordinator and researcher in a number of Greek and European research programmes related to the crisis, including the programme "Jean Monnet Network Crisis-Equity-Democracy for Europe and Latin America" (Grant Decision Nr 2015–-3375/028-001), upon which this new proposal is based. He established the Crisis Observatory at ELIAMEP in 2013 and was his Head during its operation 2013-19. Since early 2020 he is Head of the Greek and European Economy Observatory at ELIAMEP. He will be the programme’s coordinator and principal researcher for the Greek partner.

George Andreou

Is Assistant Professor of European Union Policies at the School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki...

George Andreou
George Andreou is Assistant Professor of European Union Policies at the School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He studied political science and international relations at the University of Athens and at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and received his PhD in political science and public administration from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2001). He has worked as adjunct lecturer at the School of Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Department of Political Science of the University of Crete and the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of the Peloponnese. He has also taught at the Postgraduate Programme ‘European and International Studies’ of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the National School of Public Administration as well as at the School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University. His research interests include the policies of the European Union and cohesion policy (regional/structural policy) in particular, the Europeanisation of public policies in the EU and the relations between Greece and the EU. He has published The New Cohesion Policy of the EU and Greece with P. Liargovas (Papazisis, Athens 2007) and various articles in Greek and international academic journals; he has also contributed to several collective volumes (in Greek and English). He edited the special issue of the Greek Political Science Review, Institutions, Public policies and Reforms in Greece (vol. 40, July 2013) and co-edited the book Cohesion Policy and Multi-level Governance in South East Europe (Routledge, Οxon 2011).

Napoleon Maravegias

Is Professor of European Economics at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and former Vice-Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens...

Napoleon Maravegias
Napoleon Maravegias is Professor of European Economics at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and former Vice-Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His main research interests include regional and structural policy of the EU and macroeconomic analysis and European integration. Since 2010 he has been Vice President at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2012 he served as Minister of Rural Development and Food in the interim Greek Government. He is also Director of the Research Center for Economic Policy, Governance and Development of the University of Athens and Editor of the Scientific Journal "Region & Periphery". In 2001 he was decorated with the medal of the Order of Merit by the French Republic for his contribution to science. Napoleon Maravegias is author and editor of several books in the field of European integration and economic governance and a regular columnist for Greek newspapers. In addition, he has participated as Academic Coordinator or staff member on several European programs including Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programs and in particular: "Stimulating EU Teaching in Schools-553171", "European Governance in Key Sectors for Greece's Recovery: Agriculture, Tourism and Maritime Policies-553448" and "Promoting European Values and Citizenship in Multicultural Classrooms-575156".

Yannis Doukas

Doukas holds a PhD in the Political Economy of the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy from the University of Athens...

Yannis Doukas
Yannis El. Doukas holds a PhD in the Political Economy of the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy from the University of Athens. He received his BA in Economics from the University of Athens, his MA in International Development and Finance from Leicester University and his MSc in International Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business. His teaching experience includes courses on Economics, Agricultural production and Agricultural Policy (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) Agricultural Economics (Athens University of Economics and Business), International and European Economics (National School of Public Administration), Economics and the European Union (Deree College, Athens). His research experience includes the participation in several projects such as the Evaluation of the EU Commission’s proposals for 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, implemented by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the European project "European governance in key- areas for the recovery of Greece: agriculture, tourism, maritime policy” under the supervision of the European Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the ELIAMEP Project “The EU Fiscal Policy- The Budget” which is financed by the Bank of Greece, an Onassis Foundation Project about the impact of the economic crisis in Greece in the rural and urban space and the opportunities that arise from the EU 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens’s Kapodistrias Research Programme that examined the influence of the European Union’s Enlargement, towards the CEECs, upon the modulation of the Common Agricultural Policy. He has also worked as special adviser to the Minister for Rural Development and Food. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific review “Region & Periphery”.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

José Briceño Ruiz

He is Doctor in Political Science (Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence - IEP Aix, France)...

José Briceño Ruiz
He is Doctor in Political Science (Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence - IEP Aix, France). He is specialist on Regionalism, Regional Integration and International Political Economy, areas in which he has led various research projects, published paper in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French and Italian and edited books. His role in this project is to examine the role played by regional institutions (in particular the European Union, the Organisation of American States and the Union of South American Nation) in the defence of democracy in Latin American. Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua and Venezuela will be the cases to analyse.

Independent reseacher

Stephan Schulmeister

Stephan Schulmeister

Main field of research: Trading practices and price dynamics in financial markets. The investigations include testing widely used technical trading systems and analyzing the impact of the use of trading systems on...

Stephan Schulmeister
Main field of research: Trading practices and price dynamics in financial markets. The investigations include testing widely used technical trading systems and analyzing the impact of the use of trading systems on price dynamics in the stock markets, the foreign exchange markets as well as in the commodity futures markets. The research is based not only on statistical analysis but also on field research in trading rooms.
Secondary field of research: Medium-term and long-term adjustment of non-financial business to the wide fluctuations of all types of asset prices. This concerns in particular shifts in the dynamics of capital accumulation between real and financial investment (including short-term speculation).
In recent years, I have been combining both research fields in two ways. First, by analyzing the “long cycle” in economic, social and political development as a sequence of “real capitalism” (as over the 1950s and 1960s) and “finance capitalism” (as since the 1980s). Second, by investigating the impact of financial instability on climate change, more specifically, how the fluctuations of the prices of crude oil, coal and natural gas on the one hand, and of CO2 emission permits on the other hand, weaken the efficacy of CO2 taxes and emissions trading, respectively. The crucial problem: Either instrument cannot provide a path of steadily rising prices of CO2 emissions.
After 40 years of professional research at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, I continued as self-employed after my retirement in 2012 (one-man firm).