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Professor Stijn Smismans

Professor of Law

School of Law and Politics

+44(0)29 2087 5765
2.13, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Media commentator

Stijn Smismans is Professor of Law, holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law and Governance, and Director of the Cardiff Centre for European Law and Governance, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Prior to joining Cardiff Law School, he was Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the School of Sociology of the University of Trento (Italy). He studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven and the UniversitĂ© Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, and has a European Master in international relations from the Institut EuropĂ©en des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Nice and a PhD from the European University Institute.  He has been Marie Curie Fellow at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute and Visiting Fellow at the Department of Politics of the University of Bristol.

His research on European governance builds bridges between different disciplines, from law and political science, to sociology and industrial relations. He has provided policy advice to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, and the Welsh National Assembly.  He has held research projects funded by the European Commission, the European Research Council, the European Foundation for Living and Working Conditions, and the Italian Ministry for University Education and Research.

His current research focuses in particular on the regulation of different types of expertise in European policy-making.

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ERC funded project LASI, 'Law, science and interests in European policy-making',