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
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.
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.
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.
Miriam Urlings is a postdoctoral researcher within Studio Europa Maastricht. She obtained her PhD in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science of Maastricht University in July 2019, after a bachelor and master in the field of health sciences and nutrition. Her PhD research concerned the occurrence of selective citation within scientific publications. By means of quantitative citation analyses in six biomedical research fields she assessed which factors influence the chance of being cited and how this impacts knowledge development. Within Studio Europa Miriam studies the translation of scientific evidence into policy by European Agencies, such as the European Food Safety Authority and the European Medical Agency. In this project she collaborates with researchers from the medicine and law faculty. Additionally, she teaches bachelor and master students in the field of epidemiology and statistics at Maastricht University.