The European Studies Unit (Department of Political Science – Faculty of Law and Political Science) of the University of Liège elaborates courses and studies at all study levels on the various aspect covered by the European Union action. However, it progressively specialised in areas touching on environmental and (internal and external) security policies, beside its well-known expertise on non-proliferation of weapons of mass-destruction through the regulation of the sensitive trade. In this latter area, more specifically, the European Studies Unit constantly provide expertise for the European institutions and Member States, and regularly also for the private sector or within political, scientific and academic fora. Since 2010, the European Studies Unit convenes annual seminars of young European scientists researching on the conciliation between international security and the trade of sensitive items, technologies and services.
Université de Liège - Département de Science Politique - Unité Etudes Européennes
Bd. Du Rectorat, 7 Bât. B31 bte.30
Odette Jankowitsch-Prevor - Independent expert
Odette Jankowitsch (Austria) is a former senior lawyer, now consultant IAEA, assists developing & emerging countries in establishing comprehensive legal framework; member of INLA – Chair of WG 5 Transport of Nuclear material - Lecturer on international nuclear law at ISNL,INLE (OECD/NEA), NLI (IAEA), ENELA (Europ.Nucl.Energy Leadership Academy), PSUAD: (Paris Sorbonne at Abu Dhabi), JRC (Ispra : Non-proliferation - disarmament –arms control) Member of “Vertic” (London)-Member of the Chaudfontaine Group.
Quentin Michel - Professor Doctor
Quentin Michel (Belgium) is Professor in European Studies at the Department of Political Science, University of Liège. He has worked as a Seconded National Expert for the EU Commission (DG Trade Unit E4 Dual-Use Export Control). In addition, he also regularly assumes expertise related to export control regime for national, European and international organisations and fora. Since 2009, he edits and makes available online an analysis of The European Union Export Control Regime: Comment of the legislation article by article, which he updates regularly, for the benefit of scientists, industries, lawyers and political actors.
Sylvain Paile - Research Fellow
Sylvain Paile (Belgium) is a Researcher at the European Studies Unit of the University of Liège. His researches focus on the European security and defence, notably through the aspects covered by the regulations of the sensitive items’ trade. He is primarily specialised in the nuclear area. He graduated from the International School of Nuclear Law (University of Montpellier 1 – OECD/NEA) in 2010 and is a member of the International Nuclear Law Association.
Claudia Topp - Research Fellow
Claudia Topp (Germany) is a PhD student at the European Studies Unit of the University of Liège. In her work she analyses evaluation approaches concerning the implementation of export control systems taking in consideration country specific aspects. Her research focuses on both universally binding export control standards and necessary elements in order to create effective control systems. She has gained vast professional experience in the last years at the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) as EU outreach project manager within the framework of export control.
Maryna Tsukanova - Research Fellow
Maryna Tsukanova (Belgium) is working on non-proliferation issues, and more specifically on trade control legislation of the European Union and its implications on the containment of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. She is a research fellow in the European Studies Unit, Political Science Department of the University of Liège. She also worked with the sensitive trade data and its potential use for the non-proliferation as well as on the elaboration of an open-source library for strategic trade controls, Nuclear Safeguards Unit, IPSC, JRC (Ispra).