Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)

PLATO's 15 PhD researchers have been recruited by the project's nine university partners and are enrolled at local PhD programmes across Europe.

Gil Thompson

ESR1@Berlin

Learning Europe at its borders: how deployments to migration hotspots affect Europeans’ understandings of themselves and society


Radu-Mihai Triculescu

ESR2@Twente

Harmonized asylum policies in the European Union? The role of bureaucrats in the implementation of the Common European Asylum System


Elena Escalante Block

ESR3@Paris

The (de)politicisation of state aid policies and its impact on the EU’s legitimacy


Julien Bois

ESR4@Berlin

Endangered judicial legitimacy in times of political turmoil: the European Court of Justice between law and politics during the great recession of Europe


Philipp Lausberg

ESR5@Antwerp

European banking union and fiscal policy reform: how to explain delegations of power to the EU in the wake of the financial crisis?


Claire Godet

ESR6@Oslo

Legitimate despite the quarrel: the EU’s legitimation troubles in the negotiations of the Emissions Trading System


Ivana Skazlić

ESR7@Vienna

Legitimacy and effectiveness of the European Semester: does the parliamentary involvement make a difference?


Emilija Tudzarovska-Gjorgjievska

ESR8@Prague

The anti-corruption strategies between checks and balances: the cost of EU legitimation approach


Joris Melman

ESR9@Oslo

The public and the Euro: on legitimacy, visibility and politial imagination


Dominika Proszowska 

ESR10@Twente

Political trust and multilevel governance: trust differentiation across the local, national and EU level


Camille Dobler

ESR11@Krakow

Talking about Europe: legitimacy and identity at the border


Bas Redert

ESR12@Antwerp

Stakeholder involvement in EU financial regulation: a study on the European Supervision Authorities


Jose Piquer

ESR13@Cambridge

Choiceless Europe? Political legitimation in Britain and Spain during the financial and economic crisis


Jan Pesl

ESR14@Oslo

The EU's post-crisis legitimacy and the public sphere


Tiffany G. Williams

ESR15@Vienna

Securing citizen buy-in to support partnership by conditionality: investigating determinants for European Union support in the South Caucasus


Former ESR

Petra Petan

ESR15@Vienna

October 2017 - March 2018

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