Prof. Lenka Rovná is the EPS Chair in Prague 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 Eliška Tomalová is the EPS Consortium Director and Lecturer in Area Studies at the Institute of International Studies. Dr Tomalová studied Area Studies and French Literature at the Charles University in Prague, where she also obtained her PhD on French Cultural Diplomacy. She pursued research activities in the Czech Republic (CEFRES, 2004) and abroad (Institut français de géopolitique, 2004, CREES, Stanford University, 2005) as Visiting scholar. She worked at the Institute of International Relations, Prague as a Research fellow (2005–2012). Since 2005 she has been Assistant Professor at the Faculty o Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. In her research and teaching, Eliška Tomalová focuses on public and cultural diplomacy, nation branding and French foreign policy.

Dr Martin Mejstřík is the EPS Administrator. He is also a Lecturer in Area Studies at the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences Charles University. He is also an investigator in the Horizon2020 DEMOS project. In his research interest, he is focusing on current European populism in comparative perspective, Italian politics and on the transformation of the communist parties.

Dr Joost Augusteijn is the EPS Chair in Leiden. He got his Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam in 1994) and currently he is an 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).

Dr Maxine David is the EPS Academic Coordinator for in Leiden and Lecturer in European Politics there. Her main areas of research are Foreign Policy Analysis, especially EU-Russia and Russia-US Relations. She is currently working as Co-Editor and contributing author to the Handbook on EU-Russian Relations (forthcoming 2019). She also works on International Intervention and teaches a course on this each year as part of the International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies, convened in Belgrade, Serbia. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contemporary European Research ( and on Twitter @JCERJournal). Prior to joining Leiden University she was Undergraduate Programme Director and Director of Teaching and Learning for the Department of Politics, University of Surrey, UK, for which she was responsible for the management of all BA and MA programmes and for the creation, validation and re-validation of single honours, combined honours and Major-Minor degree programmes. She can be followed on Twitter @maxinedavid.

Prof. Zdzislaw Mach is the EPS Chair in Krakow. 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.

Dr Marcin Zubek holds a Ph.D. in political science and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of European Studies Jagiellonian University (JU), where he also obtained his MA in European Studies 2009. His academic interests revolve around peacebuilding processes in the post-conflict environment and impact of peace support operations on building a sustainable peace as well as democratic control of security policy. He gained significant academic background and experience by participating in high-profile seminars and courses at the K.U. Leuven, Maastricht University, Prague Security Studies Institute, Centre for Comparative Conflict Studies in Belgrade, LUISS School of Government in Rome. He is already involved in management, teaching and research in a number of projects at the JU, such as: Regional Parliaments in Europe project, EUCHAL Jean Monnet Module, PLATO H2020 ITN and a number of Jean Monnet Actions. Since October 2016 he has been acting as the EPSL Vaclav Havel academic coordinator at the JU.

Prof. Javier Arregui is the EPS Chair 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;

Last updated 12. 2. 2019.