Assistant Professor in Comparative and European Public law
University of Twente
Section Public Administration; Centre for European Studies
Faculty of Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences
P.O. Box 217
NL-7500 AE Enschede
I'm a researcher, lecturer and consultant specialised in Comparative and European Public Law
In relation to my academic activities, I'm interested in Comparative and European Constitutional Law
I have mostly worked on Justice and Home Affairs law of the EU, the law of EU external relations, EU citizenship, free movement of persons and institutional law. I regularly participate as a speaker in conferences in the Netherlands and abroad.
At the University of Twente, in addition to traditional courses on comparative constitutional law and EU law, I work on the development of new courses that focus on the governance of new technologies and innovations so as to conjugate the HighTech (exact sciences) side of the university with its HumanTouch (social sciences) one. In this respect, I'm interested in the legal analysis of the relationship between (technological) innovations and the functioning of institutions on the one side, and on the impact that (technological) innovations have on human rights on the other side.
Prior to joining the University of Twente I worked as a research fellow and consultant at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague. In this capacity I have acquired a vast experience lecturing for professionals and working as consultant in numerous applied research projects on comparative and EU law, for instance on the implementation of the so called Services Directive in Italy and on the existing legal framework to prevent and fight corruption in the private sector in Europe.
Between 2011 and 2015 I also cooperated with the International Centre for Counter Terrorism in The Hague (ICCT-The Hague); in that framework I have worked as researcher and consultant on EU counter-terrorism law and policy.
Prior to joining the University of Twente in 2015 I worked as a research fellow at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague. In this capacity I have acquired a vast experience lecturing for professionals and working as consultant in numerous applied research projects on comparative and EU law.
I received my first law degree at the Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca after a five-year study programme and then I obtained a second Master in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and my PhD from the University of Twente on a project under the auspices of CLEER (Centre for the Law of EU External Relations).
Assistant professor in Comparative and European Public Law. Claudio Matera is responsible for research and education pertaining comparative public law with a focus on European constitutional law. Claudio Matera has some ten years teaching and research experience in these fields and is responsible for integrating his research fields into the various teaching activities of the Section, Department and Faculty here at the University of Twente.
Additional functions include:
- Member of the Editorial Board of QIL, Questions of International Law
- Member of ECLAN, the European Criminal Law Academic Network
- Member of the academic Network of CLEER (Centre for the Law of EU External Relations)
- Elena Escalante Block, The (De)politicisation of State Aid Policies and its Impact on the EU’s Legitimacy (joint project with SciencesPo Paris) (SciencePo/UT, in progress)
- Tatiana Nascimento Heim, The Governance and Regulation of Cybersecurity (UT, in progress)
- Radu Triculescu, Border Controls the Flow of Asylum Seekers in Europe (UT, in progress)