Florence team

Coordination Team

Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre

Philippe De Bruycker, Scientific Director of CONTENTION

Sergo Mananashvili, Research Associate

Frank Mc Namara, Researcher

Administrative Staff

Sarah St. John, Administrative Assistant

Claudio Mazzetti, Project Manager


Simone Ottaviano

Scientific Committee

Loïc Azoulai
Professor of European Law and Director of the Centre for Judicial Cooperation, EUI

Vincent Chetail
Professor and Director of the Global Migration Centre, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Odysseus Members and National Judges

Academic Legal Experts National Judges
AUSTRIA Ulrike Brandl, Associate Professor at the Department of International Law and International Organisations, Faculty of Law, University of Salzburg Gero Schmied, Member of the Independent Administrative Senate of Vienna
BELGIUM Pierre D’Huart, Researcher in International and European Refugee Law at the Catholic University of Louvain (CeDIE)

Jean-Yves Carlier, Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Department of international law

Sylvie Sarolea, Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain

Béatrice Chapaux, Counsel at the Court of Appeal of Brussels
BULGARIA Valeria Ilareva, Researcher at the the University of Sofia and the University Complutense of Madrid Nataliya Angelova, Judge at the Administrative Court of Sofia City
CZECH REPUBLIC David Kosar, Assistant Professor at the Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University Zdeněk Kühn, Justice at the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic
FRANCE Henri Labayle, Professor of Law, holder of a Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Pau and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Bayonne Michel Patrice, Deputy State’s Attorney at the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Toulouse, former representative of France at Eurojust
GERMANY Kay Hailbronner, Director of Research Centre Immigration & Asylum Law, University of Konstanz

Daniel Thym, Holder of the Chair of Public, European and International Law, Co-Director of the Research Centre Immigration & Asylum Law

Ulrich Drews, Judge at the Regional Court of Appeal of Thuringia
ITALY Alessia Di Pascale, Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University of Milan

Bruno Nascimbene, Professor of EU Law at the University of Milan

Pier Luigi di Bari, Counsel at the Court of Appeal of Bologna
NETHERLANDS Galina Cornelisse, Assistant Professor, Lecturer in EU Law and International Law, VU University Amsterdam

Thomas Spijkerboer, Professor of Migration Law, VU University Amsterdam

Johannes Franciscus Maria Joseph (John) Bouwman, Senior Judge at the District Court of Eastern Netherlands
SLOVAKIA Martin Skamla, Advocate, Member of the Slovak Bar Association Elena Berthotyova, Judge at the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic
SLOVENIA Saša Zagorc, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana Boštjan Zalar, High Court Judge at the Administrative Court of the Republic of Slovenia, Head of the Office for European Law
UNITED KINGDOM Elspeth Guild, Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary, University of London, Professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen Daniel Wilsher, Part-time Immigration Judge, Senior Lecturer in Law and Pro Bono Co-ordinator at the City Law School