Dr. Bart Stol (Ph.D.) is project manager on the field of European heritage and The Maastricht Treaty at Studio Europa. He is responsible for the coordination of the Europe archive, the oral history project and various outreach projects concerning the history and impact of the Maastricht Treaty. Bart is a historian and previously held research and teaching positions at Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam and the Centre for Parliamentary History at Radboud University Nijmegen. Originally, he is trained as a journalist and writes for various newspapers and magazines since 1999. His main fields of interest are European and diplomatic history since 1789.
Previously, Helene was a financial-administrative officer for an architectural office. She has a background in Cultural Studies and is mainly interested in European identity, heritage, and citizen science
Neculai-Cristian Surubaru is a postdoctoral researcher in European Studies. He obtained a PhD in Political Science from Loughborough University. Prior to joining Studio Europa, he was a researcher at the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. In his research, he has focused on administrative state capacity & politicisation in relation to the management of EU funds in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, he has contributed to several reports and evaluations commissioned by EU institutions and national governments, and has helped establish the annual Eurosfat forum held in Romania. His work was published by journals such as Regional Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), European Politics and Society and East European Politics.
Nicole Basaraba holds a PhD in Digital Humanities from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), which was funded by the ADAPT Centre – The Global Centre for Digital Content Technologies. She also holds a Master of Arts in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta (Canada). After submitting her thesis, Basaraba completed a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg. Her work as been published in Frontiers of Narrative Studies, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, and her monograph titled Transmedia for Cultural Heritage: Remixing History is forthcoming with Routledge, UK.
Dr. Catalina Goanta is post-doctoral researcher at Studio Europa for the Maastricht Working on Europe research agenda. She also is assistant Professor in Private Law at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University and is one of the managers of the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab.
The core of my academic research has been the interactive relationship between national and European politics, both from a public sphere and an institutional perspective, and my main fields of interest are political communication, the European public sphere, the role of civil society in the EU policy-making, transnational social movements, EU trade policy, populism and democracy in Europe, and the analysis of discourse and narratives. My research has been published in international high quality peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Integration, the Journal of Contemporary European Research, Communication & Society or Politique Européenne.