Boğaziçi University - Istanbul - Turkey

Başak AKKAN is a researcher at the Social Policy Forum, and a part-time instructor at the Graduate Program in Social Policy at Bogazici University, Istanbul. She is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University and she holds an MS degree in European Social Policy from London School of Economics. Her research areas are care policies, child well-being and social policies targeting vulnerable groups. She currently works on the features of familialism and care policies in the Mediterranean context, young carers and intersectional inequalities as part of her PhD thesis. She is also a member of an international research team working on child well-being in a comparative perspective.

University of Bristol - Bristol - UK :- Work Package Coordinator

Bridget Anderson is Professor of Mobilities, Migration and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. She was previously Research Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). Her interests include citizenship, nationalism, immigration enforcement (including ‘trafficking’), and care labour. Her most recent authored book is Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls (OUP, 2013). Care and Migrant Labour: Theory, Policy and Politics, co-edited with Isabel Shutes, was published by Palgrave in May 2014. Citizenship and its Others co-edited with Vanessa Hughes will be published by Palgrave in November 2015. Although now an academic Bridget started her working life in the voluntary sector working with migrant domestic workers, and she has retained an interest in domestic labour and migration. She has worked closely with migrants' organisations, trades unions and legal practitioners at local, national and international level.

Utrecht University – Utrecht - The Netherlands :- Project Lead & Work Package Coordinator

Trudie KNIJN is Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science at the UU, and visiting professor of the university of Johannesburg, South Africa. She participated as PI and member of the executive board in the FP6 Network of Excellence Reconciliation of Work and Welfare (RECWOWE) and also as PI and member of the executive board of the FP7 research program bEUcitizen (2013 -2017). From 2015 on she participates as PI in the Horizon2020 research program SOLIDUS. Her research fields are comparative gender, family and child policy and practices, the evaluation of interventions in the context of welfare reforms, social and civil citizenship rights, and solidarity in a changing Europe.

Utrecht University – Utrecht - The Netherlands :- Project Lead & Work Package Coordinator

Dorota LEPIANKA is a researcher at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science at Utrecht University. She holds a PhD in sociology. Her research expertise lies in the field of inequality, poverty and social exclusion as well as their social construction. Her current research interests revolve around the issues of collective boundary drawing (insiders vs. outsiders), questions of deservingness, inter- and intra-group solidarity and the boundaries of justice.

Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra - Coimbra - Portugal :- Work Package Coordinator

Maria Paula MENESES is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra. She holds a PhD in Anthropology by Rutgers University (USA). Her research focuses postcolonial debates on legal pluralism, identity policies, and on the role of the law in contemporary political struggles of belonging.

Utrecht University – Utrecht - The Netherlands :- Work Package Coordinator

Barbara OOMEN is a Professor in the Sociology of Human Rights at Utrecht University and University College Roosevelt. She is a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in the academic year 2016-2017, and leads the Cities of Refuge research program. Her work is on the interplay between law, culture and society with a particular focus on human rights. Recent publications have focused on the rise of human rights cities, and processes of ‘home-coming’ of international human rights law.

Central European University - Budapest - Hungary :- Work Package Coordinator

Simon RIPPON is Associate Professor, affiliated with the Department of Philosophy and with the School of Public Policy at Central European University (CEU), Budapest. His research focuses on moral and political philosophy, and epistemology. At CEU he has taught policy ethics, applied ethics, history of moral philosophy, metaethics and the ethics of government propaganda. He received his doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University, and was previously a postdoctoral fellow of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

ETC - European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy - Graz - Austria

Maddalena Vivona is researcher and project manager at the ETC Graz. She graduated in law at the Universitá degli Studi di Parma (Italy). Before working at the ETC she completed the court internship at the Court of Appeals Graz. Her research interests lies in the field of the prohibition of torture, prison studies, human rights indicators and human security. She managed the FP6 coordination action “HUMSEC – Human security in the Western Balkan region: the impact of transnational terrorist and criminal organization in the peace-building process of the Western Balkan region”. She was researcher for the FP7 projects FRAME “Fostering Human Rights Among European (external and internal) Policies " and “Multipart - Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of the European Union”. She was also trainer for the EU-Just-Lex Mission for Iraq on the prohibition of torture and on female imprisonment, co-organizer of the International Summer Academy on Human Security.