Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Madrid, Spain

Partner 22 (CSIC)

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas) (CSiC) is the largest public research body in Spain. It is an autonomous organisation depending on the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. CSIC is dedicated to research in all scientific fields and is organised in centres along eight scientific disciplines. The Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) at the Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences (CCHS) is focused on the interaction between public goods and policies and the research efforts are structured along four main themes: Research and innovation systems and policies; environmental economics; social policies and welfare state; and Europeanization, globalization and comparative analysis of political processes and policies.


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Prof. Carlos Closa Montero

Carlos Closa Montero is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Goods and Policies at CSIC. He was Deputy Director for Research at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies (CEPC) from 2004 to 2008. Prof. Closa  is member of the Venice Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe and Associated Researcher at the Real Instituto Elcano in Madrid. He has been professor of political science and public administration at the University of Zaragoza, visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, and lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Hull. He has also been associated Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and visiting fellow at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University. The research expertise of Prof. Closa covers the fields of EU politics and law, in particular EU constitutional politics, European citizenship and the institutional architecture of the EU. Prof. Closa was also involved in the CIDEL project, as co-responsible for the research on constitution-making and legitimacy.  Within CIDEL, he designed a web page on the EU Constitution at the University of Zaragoza.

RECON participation: WP 2 and WP 5

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Patricio Galella 

Patricio Galella is research assistant at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies at CSIC from March 2009 and PhD student in international law and international relations at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset in Madrid. He has work experience as a lawyer (private law), as an intern at the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva and at the Embassy of Argentina in Paris, and as research assistant for a private project on new threats to international security. Galella holds a Master in International Affairs from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Paris and a degree in Law from the Universidad of Mar del Plata, Argentina. His main research interests are the EU’s foreign, security and defense policy and also the process of constitutionalisation and democratisation of the EU.

RECON participation: WP 2

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Pablo José Castillo Ortiz 

Pablo José Castillo Ortiz joined the RECON team at the Spanish National Research Council in December 2009 as a PhD student. He holds a Law degree from the University of Almería, and has been been awarded a JAE Scholarship to conduct his PhD research on National Courts and ratification of EU treaties. His current research interests are political jurisprudence and the constitutionalisation of the EU.

RECON participation: WP 2

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Cristina Daniela Vintila 

Cristina Daniela Vintila is PhD student at the Institute for Public Goods and Services at CSIC. She joined the RECON team in September 2010. Vintila has been awarded a JAE pre-doctoral scholarship and her dissertation analyses the European citizenship and the political rights of EU non-nationals in the member states. She holds a Master Degree in ‘Democracy and Government’ from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), an International Relations and European Studies degree from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (Romania) and a Law degree from the Spiru Haret University (Romania). Her research topics include the citizenship of the Union, the democratization of the EU and the political participation and representation of immigrants into the host countries.

RECON participation: WP 2

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Wouter Fassaert

Wouter Fassaert joined CSIC as a PhD student with a JAE-predoctoral scholarship in December 2010. He completed his Master’s degree in European Union Studies at CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Culture from Leiden University, where he also completed a minor in European Union Studies. Fassaert moreover holds a degree in social security law from InHolland University in Rotterdam. His current research interests are European integration and transitional justice.

RECON participation: WP 2

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