The Project Team

The management of the EFESE project lies with the project board (representatives of the project partners), the Advisory Board (5 experts in the field of European social security and (virtual) mobility) and the project manager.

 

THE PROJECT BOARD

Prof. Dr. Paul Schoukens (General Coordinator), KU Leuven – Dr. María Lucero (Project Manager), KU Leuven
Prof. Gijs Vonk, University of Groningen – replacement Valery Gantchev, University of Groningen
Prof. Grega Strban, University of Ljubljana – replacement Iztok Stefanec, University of Ljubljana
Dr. Maria Mousmouti, Centre for European Constitutional Law – replacement prof. Xenofon Contiades, Centre for European Constitutional Law

 

THE ADVISORY BOARD
The Advisory Board consists of highly reputed academics with experience in the field of European Social Security and (virtual) mobility. The board has solely an advisory role and will meet three times in the course of the project to discuss possible steps to be taken or give advice on matters which are put forward by the project partners.

Members:

 

•    Prof. Dr. Helga Aune (Norway)
Prof. Helga Aune is lawyer and Director of the PricewaterhouseCoopers AS Law firm in Oslo.  She has been active as a national expert for Norway in the European Commission Network of Legal Experts the European Labour Law Network (ELLN).  She has been researching and writing on the application and implementation of EU gender equality acquis in Norway; responding to ad-hoc requests of the Commission; monitoring policy, legislative, and case law relating to gender issues in Norway.

 

•    Dr. Chris Gibbon (United Kingdom),
An ex IBM Vice President with extensive experience of managing a global consulting and systems integration business in the Public Sector.  Currently running his own successful consultancy business since leaving IBM in 2011. A visionary leader who has a track record of creating new markets, leading successful projects and delivering business success through long term strategy and sustained commitment.  Has built and operated successful multinational teams.  A recognised thought leader in the global government industry with proactive involvement in global industry bodies. Specialises in social security business, especially transformational projects.

 

•    Dr. Klaus Kapuy (Austria), lecturer on European labour and social security law at the Institute for Austrian and European Labour Law and Social Security Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.
Dr. Kapuy has a vast experience in the teaching and research of Labour Law, Social Security Law and Human Rights.  He worked at the European Training and research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC) in Graz, the Institute of Human Rights and International Relations of the Karl-Franz University in Graz, the Institute of Social Law of the KU Leuven in Belgium as well as the Institute of Labour and Social Law of the Karl-Franz University Graz.  Since 2012 he has been a lecturer at the Institute for Austrian and European Labour Law and Social Security Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. He is currently lecturing European labour and social security law. Dr. Kapuy is also working as an expert at the Social Policy and Health Department of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

 

•    Prof. Danny Pieters (Belgium),
First a professor at Tilburg University (1986-1992), he became professor at the KU Leuven Law School in 1989, holding since 2005 the chair of Social Security Law. Since 1993 he is head of the Research Unit Europe and Social Security (RUESS). Since 1998 he has been Program Director of the European Master Social Security. From 1994 to 2013 Secretary General of the European Institute of Social Security. From 1999 till 2003 and from 2010 till 2013 he was a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament (first in the Lower House; then in the Senate, of which he was the president in 2010/2011). Since 2013 he is Vice-Rector for Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Vice-Rector for International Policy of the KU Leuven. Prof. Pieters is an expert in the field of (European and international) social security and has a vast experience with teaching and researching in this field.  He has been one of the founding fathers of the Master of European Social Security Law, a unique advanced master programme in the field of European social security which combines not only different disciplines as to the content but also different teaching methods (contact teaching and distance learning).

 

•    Prof. Tine Stanovnik (Slovenia), Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana.
Prof. Tine Stanovnik is working at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana as professor since 2004. He has been involved in several international projects and consultancy work and is author of numerous articles and books in the field of social security and economics.

 

 

Project Meetings
Biannual transnational project meetings of the Project Board will be organized in order to address ongoing major problems, issues of management and to report the outcomes of the project. During the meetings the activities for the coming six months will be planned. Members of the Advisory Board meet 3 times in the course of the project to discuss possible steps to be taken or give advice on matters which are put forward by the project partners.