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Professor Ellen Hey, Professor of Public International Law at Erasmus School of Law, received an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University last Friday (30 September 2016).

This honour was bestowed upon her for her internationally recognised research achievements and her contribution to Stockholm University.

Stockholm University characterizes Professor Hey as “an internationally recognised researcher in international environmental law, the law of the sea and the institutional dimensions of international law. She has published widely, and she has been engaged in the work of several international organisations on related matters. Ellen Hey has collaborated in projects with Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre. She represents Stockholm University in the Elizabeth Haub Prize Jury, and is a member of the scientific council Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice.”

Mr. dr. Gerdien van der Voet, mr. dr. Zef Even en prof. mr. dr. Ruben Houweling (sectie Arbeidsrecht van Erasmus School of Law) hebben een EU-subsidie verworven met hun internationale project SENSE. 

Samen met verschillende (internationale) partners (Tilburg, Antwerpen, Luxemburg en Gdańsk) zullen zij de komende jaren werken aan een hoogwaardig onderwijs- en onderzoeksprogramma op het terrein van 'transnational employment within the transport sector in the EU'. SENSE beoogt het spanningsveld tussen EU-vrijheden enerzijds en nationale sociaalrechtelijke stelsel anderzijds binnen de internationale transportsector meer Social (social law aspects), de toepasselijke wet- en regelgeving beter ENforceable, de sector in het geheel meer Sustainable en met een revolutionaire 'legal navigation app' vooral Easy te maken.

Het projectvoorstel is met de nodige lovende woorden ontvangen. Het projectvoorstel zou niet alleen voor zowel academici als practici voorzien in een dringende behoefte (EU-freedoms versus national social law), maar toonde bovendien hoogwaardige didactiek en methodische onderbouwing. Het onderbrengen van de onderwijs- en onderzoeksresultaten van de international class room in een handzame ‘legal navigation app’ werd als zeer innovatief en vooruitstrevend beoordeeld.

SENSE heeft een EU-startkapitaal van € 300.000,- gekregen.

  • Prof. Richard Staring

    Prof. Richard Staring
    ‘National and Local consequences of global mobility in the context of border security’

On 21 may prof. dr. Richard Staring, prof. dr. Maartje van de Woude and prof. dr. Joanne van der Leun received a grant of 26.000 euros for their research proposal ‘National and Local consequences of global mobility in the context of border security’.

Richard Staring, Maartje van de Woude and Joanne van der Leun received a green light from prof. dr. ir. Genserik Reniers, the director of Leiden-Delfst-Erasmus (LDE) Safety and Security Centre, to develop and write a full research proposal for NWO or EU Horizon 2020 and organize an international research meeting and seminar. 

National and Local consequences of global mobility in the context of border security’ will focus on how top down European Union requirements and policies of internal and external border security intermingle and interfere with national policies, practices and regional cultures that deal with cross border mobilities as transnational terrorism and mass (refugee) migration. Questions to be answered in this international research project focus on local as well as on (inter)national consequences of these divergent traditions by discerning different forms of internal as well as external modes of control and border security and their local and international impact on global mobility.

In doing so the research will relate to two central research fields within the LDE Safety and Security Centre. It will first of all clarify the (local) public’s perceptions and meanings on security in several border areas. Secondly, the research will deal with legal as well as moral and ethical aspects surrounding border security. 

About the strategic LDE-alliance 

Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam work together in numerous areas in education, research and valorisation. In the Strategic Alliance, established in 2012, the three universities are building on this and intensifying their existing collaboration. In the future, the alliance will continue to take shape in areas in which it offers added value and where the universities complement and reinforce each other.