Coordinating a large research project like the bEUcitizen project requires a well developed coordination structure and disciplined coordination bodies. The coordination of the project is organised in several layers:
- A team at the Utrecht University that is overall responsible for the organisation of the project.
- An Executive Board, in which coordinators from each Work Package are represented
- An Advisory Board, in which highly esteemed members of academia and professionals have taken place.
Utrecht University coordination team
The UU Coordination Team has overall responsibility for consortium management and reporting. They will be assisted by a project manager and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance’s Grant Office. The main objective of the Work Package Management and Coordination is to administer the entire project and coordinate the on-going work among all partners and with the European Commission services. The objectives are to ensure that the project progresses according to the schedule and within the budgetary constraints set out in the proposal; that all deliverables are finished on time and are of high quality; that the project’s scientific and technical objectives are achieved; that cost statements, reports and other necessary documents from all partners are delivered to the Commission in a timely manner; that project meetings are well organised and adequately reported; that project communication channels are effective, efficient and transparent for all concerned.
- Academic Coordinator: Prof. Sybe de Vries
- Academic co-Coordinator: Prof. Frans van Waarden
- Project Manager: Ismaela Nieuwenhuijs MSc
The bEUcitizen Executive Board
The Executive Board meets four times per year to discuss the progress of the project and its direction. They are responsible, together with the coordination team for the quality of the research and making sure that it is timely.
Members of the Executive Board are:
- Prof. Bridget Anderson (Oxford University)
- Prof. Francis Cheneval (University of Zürich)
- Dr. Marie-Pierre Granger (Central European University)
- Dr. Elena Ioriatti (University of Trento)
- Prof. Trudie Knijn (Utrecht University)
- Prof. David Levi-Faur (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- Prof. Manuela Naldini (University of Turino)
- Prof. Uwe Puetter (Central European University)
- Prof. Sybe de Vries (Utrecht University)
- Prof. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (Oxford University)
- Prof. Sandra Seubert (Goethe University Frankfurt)
- Prof. Frans van Waarden (Utrecht University)
- Dr. Patrick Wallis (London School of Economics)
The bEUcitizen Advisory Board
In the Advisory Board of bEUcitizen, experts from different fields and backgrounds make themselves available to provide input and feedback to the project both on content-related citizenship issues and on process related matters. All Advisory Board members are invited each year to the project’s General Assembly and conference. At this meeting, where most researchers are attending, they help further the project with their valuable input during research discussions and work sessions. Furthermore, there is a meeting between the Executive Board and the Advisory Board during these days to discuss the progress and process of the work as well as the overarching theme, sub-themes, cross-cutting themes and project dissemination.