New visiting researcher

The IEE-ULB welcomes Ms. Gisela Hernández González, Pre-PhD Researcher at IPP-CSIC. She is enrolled in the doctoral programme in “Law, Governance and Public Policies” at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

She holds a Master’s degree in European Union from the University Institute for European Studies, CEU San Pablo (2020) and BA in International Relations from Universidad Complutense Madrid.

Ms. Hernández González will be at the IEE-ULB from September 2023 to November 2023. Professor Ramona Coman will supervise her research stay.

Her research at the IEE-ULB

Ms. Gisela Hernández González’s doctoral thesis consists of five articles and covers the design of enforcement instruments and the dynamics that explain the Council’s behaviour and how it affects the actions of other institutions in relation to the enforcement of the Rule of Law.

During her research stay, she will conduct interviews with relevant actors in European institutions for the two pending papers (on the intra-institutional dynamics of the Council and on its role in the design and approval of the conditionality regulation). Her visit at the IEE-ULB will allow her to improve the empirical component of her PhD research, gain insights into the preferences of the main institutional actors involved and allow her to receive feedback from the research community at the IEE-ULB.

How to become a visiting researcher at the IEE-ULB

The IEE-ULB regularly welcomes visiting researchers whose work focuses on its main lines of research.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications which must contain: an up-to-date CV, a research project highlighting the link to one or several of the IEE’s four research themes, the proposed research period, and the name of the IEE-affiliated professor who has agreed to act as the researcher’s supervisor.

Applications should be send to IEE President, Prof. François Foret, Ms Dominique Dembour (Secretariat of the Presidency), and Dr. Marta Matrakova (Research logistician).

Decisions on visiting research applications are taken by the Council of the IEE, which gathers five times per year. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the dates are:

  • in 2023: 16 October 2023 and 18 December 2023
  • in 2024: 11 March 2024, 13 May 2024 and 20 August 2024.


For any questions about a visiting research stay at the IEE, please contact the IEE’s Research Logistic Coordinator, Dr. Marta Matrakova.