Current research projects

Interdisciplinary approaches and methods in European Union law” supported by the Carlberg Foundation and the Dreyers Fond. Role: Principal Investigator with Sabine Mair (Marie Curie Fellow, iCourts)

The European Union (‘EU’) is currently facing immense challenges, ranging from the financial difficulties brought about by Covid-19, the undermining of the rule of law, and questions of European solidary that the asylum crisis has provoked. Integral solutions to such challenges can only be found if the introspective tendencies of the EU legal doctrine are overcome and if EU law is assessed and developed against the broader needs of the European society, the polity, and the market. This conference project aims to create a spirit of interdisciplinarity amongst leading scholars working in the historical, political, sociological and economic study of EU law with the purpose of generating new and innovative propositions for the development of EU law.


Constitucionalismo social y económico: nuevos retos para el Estado de Derecho en Europa” (DER2017-84195-P). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Principal investigators: Aida Torres Pérez and Maria Isabel González Pascual (Universidad Pompeu Fabra). Role: External collaborator.

El objetivo principal de la investigación es revisar la dinámica de interacción entre objetivos económicos y sociales en un contexto de integración internacional creciente desde la perspectiva del Estado de Derecho.

Previous research projects

2019-2021 Jean Monnet Chair in EU law & Politics funded by the Erasmus + grant programme (611925-EPP-1-2019-1-DKEPPJMO-CHAIR). Role: Principal investigator.

2016-2017 “Danish judges as European judges” funded by the Eurochallenge project. Role: Principal investigator.

2015-2017 «Gobernanza económica europea y transformación constitucional» (DER2014-57116-P) (MICINNDER2011-29207-C02-01). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Principal investigators: Aida Torres Pérez and Maria Isabel González Pascual (Universidad Pompeu Fabra). Role: External collaborator.

2013-2018 «Europe and New Global Challenges project» funded by the EURECO interdisciplinary initiative between the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social Sciences for European research at the University of Copenhagen. Role: Investigator.

2012-2015 “Represión dictatorial y Sistemas Judiciales. Los determinantes de la estabilidad autoritaria y de la Justicia Transicional”. Principal investigator: Paloma Aguilar (UNED). Research Team: Abel Escribà-Folch (UPF), Gonzalo Rivero (New York University), Julio Ríos-Figueroa (CIDE-México). Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. CSO2012-35664. Role: Investigator.

2012 “National courts vis-à-vis EU law: new issues, theories and methods” funded by the EUDO-Institutions & Centre for Judicial Cooperation funding. Role: Principal investigator with Urszula Jaremba, Eramus University, Rotterdam, the Netherdlands).

2011-2012 “Disentangling the Origins and Consequences of Authoritarian Institutions” funded by the Juan March Institute – CEACS. Principal investigator: Abel Escribà-Folch (Pompeu Fabra University). Research Team: Gonzalo Rivero (New York University), Paloma Aguilar (UNED) & Juan A. Mayoral. Role: Investigator.

2011 “Comportamiento electoral de los españoles en comicios municipales: una aproximación multinivel” funded by the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas. Principal investigator: José Ramón Montero Gibert (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Research Team: Raúl Gómez (EUI), Pedro Riera (EUI), Pablo Barberá (NYU), & Juan A. Mayoral. Role: Investigator.

2009-2012 “Elites políticas parlamentarias en España”. Principal investigator: Xavier Coller. Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain. Role: External collaborator.