Prof. Lenka Rovná is the Consortium Chair and the Main Academic Supervisor of the EPS Programme. She studied at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. In 1999 she became a Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam and the bearer of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Studies at Charles University (the first in Central and Eastern Europe). She is the founder and chair of the Department of West European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. In 2002-2003 she was serving as a representative and a government alternate of the Czech Republic at the Convention on the Future of Europe. He is also the author of several books, including for instance The Prime Minister of Her Majesty: A Decade of Thatcherism in Great Britain (Prague, 1990). In 2004 she was awarded the Chavaliere de l’Ordre national du Merite by the French President.
Dr. Joost Augusteijn is the EPS Academic Coordinator at Leiden University. He got his Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam in 1994) and currently he is associate professor in European History at the Institute for History and chair of the BA International Studies at Leiden University. In recent years he has been vice-dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Director of Studies for the Institute of History, and Chair of the Departments of History. In 2004 he has been Visiting Associate Professor in European History at the College of William & Mary, in Virginia, USA, where he taught courses on the history of political violence in Europe. He has edited many books including Political Religion beyond Totalitarianism. The Sacralization of Politics in the Age of Democracy (Palgrave, 2013), and Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Nation-building, Regional Identity and Separatism (Palgrave, 2012).
Prof. Zdzisław Mach is the EPS Academic Coordinator at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Currently, he is Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dean of the Faculty of International Relations and Political Sciences and founder and head of the Institute for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University, and one of the main authors of the European Studies curriculum in Poland. He is also Jean Monnet Chair in European Identity. He has broad international teaching experience from Europe and America. His research interests cover identity issues such as nationalism, minorities and ethnicity. He is the author of Collective Identity and democracy. The Impact of EU Enlargement. Arena Report No 4/10, Oslo, 2010 (ed. with M. Góra) or European Enlargement and Identity. Z. Mach and D. Niedźwiedzki (ed.), Kraków: Universitas 1997.
Prof. Javier Arregui is the EPS Academic Coordinator at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is currently engaged as Jean Monnet Chair on European Union Governance. In 2004 he doctorated at the University Center for Social Science, Theory and Methodology (ICS) in the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). His main areas of research are the Policy-making in the European Union, European Union Public Policies, and Institutional design of the EU and analytical models of the European policy process. Arregui, Javier, 2016, ´Implementación y Cumplimiento de la Legislación Europa en los Estados Miembros (1986-2010)´, Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto (Forthcoming); Arregui, Javier, 2015, ´Relaciones Económicas UE-EEUU: Negociación e Implicaciones del TTIP´, Revista CIDOB D´Afers Internacionals, Vol. 110: 43-66;