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Advisory Body

(as of 8 April 2013)

The advisory body assembles expertise from all fields covered by this research project and tries to link the project to European institutions, European civil society,
other transnational expert groups in law and housing studies and, last but not least, the US American and Japanese scientific community in law and sociology.

The following scientists have joined this body up until now:

Luisa AntoniolliUniversity of Trento/Italy; well-known comparative lawyer with a specialisation in contract law
Arnt von BodelschwinghResearch Institute RegioKontext GmbH, Berlin; economist and consultant for issues of housing and urban development
Hermann BruserudUniversity of Oslo, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law
Emmanuelle CausseInternational Union of Property Owners, Head of Public Affairs
Aurelia Colombi CiacchiUniversity of Groningen/The Netherlands, comparative lawyer with a specialisation on governance
Sjef van ErpUniversity of Maastricht/ The Netherlands; leading European scholar of land law; co-founder of the European Law Institute
Francesca FiorentiniUniversity of Trieste, Italy; comparative lawyer with a specialisation in land law
Wolfgang HauUniversity of Passau/Germany, private lawyer and comparativist; research on comparative tenancy law
Anton HolzapfelAustrian Real Estate Association, Head of the Administrative Office, well-known housing specialist, author and lecturer in Land and Tenancy Law
Thomas Kadner-GrazianoUniversity of Geneva/Switzerland, comparative lawyer
Lorenz KählerUniversity of Bremen, private lawyer and legal theorist
Padraic KennaNational University of Ireland, Galway, School of Law; Associate Head for Research, Lecturing in Law of Real Property/Land Law, Housing Law and Policy and Human/Housing Rights, among other areas
Duncan KennedyHarvard Law School/USA; leading protagonist of the US Critical Studies Movement which has influenced many legal systems all over the world at the one of the leading US scholars in housing law which he analyses in an innovative socio-economic perspective
Thomas Knorr-SiedowUrban and housing researcher with a background of cross-national comparative research. Lecturer in housing at BTU Cottbus
Kimmo KurunmäkiJoint Authority of the Tampere City Region/Finland, urban planning specialist
Julien LicheronCEPS/INSTEAD, Coordinator of the Observatoire de l'Habitat and researcher in Economics on housing issues for Luxembourg
Kare LilleholtDean of the Oslo Law Faculty, specialist in comparative law, editor of the Study Group's volume on comparative lease law
Martin LuxCzech Academy of Sciences/Prague, famous housing Sociologist and Economist
Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz European University Institute Florence, leading scholar of European economic and consumer law and successor to Christian Joerges on the Chair of Economic Law
at the EUI Florence
Esther Muniz EspadaUniversity of Valladolid, privat and comparative lawyer
Ara NazinyanFounder and CEO of ASBA Foundation, the National Social Housing Association of Armenia. Expert in Housing, Engineering, Change Management and Social Development
Helmut OfnerUniversity of Vienna, Head of the Department for Comparative Law and leading scholar in Land and Tenancy Law
Michele Comenale PintoHead of Doctoral School, University of Sassari/Italy; a leading Italian scholar in civil and economic law; active also in tenancy law
Alice PittiniResearch Coordinator at CECODHAS Housing Europe
Teresio PoggioItalian sociologist and assistant professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, School of Economics and Management
Udo ReifnerUniversity of Hamburg; leading protagonist of social private law; coordinator of the research group on social justice in European contract law (eusoco)
Steffen SebastianUniversity of Regensburg, Professor of Real Estate Finance at the International Real Estate Business School and director at the Center for Finance
Yves SchreelHousing Agency - Flanders, specialized in interactions between the social housing sector and European Law
Hans Schulte-NölkeUniversity of Osnabrück; among the leading scholars of European private law; founder of the "Acquis Group" on European private law which is co-responsible for the CFR;
member of the EC Expert Group on Contract Law and Member of the founding committee of the European Law Institute Initiative
Freek SpinnewijnFeantsa, Brüssel
Mihoko SumidaGraduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo/Japan, Associate Professor for Civil Law, specialised in tenancy law
Robin Stryker University of Arizona/USA; Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Professor of Law at Rogers College of Law; one of the leading US scholars on legal sociology;
her research focuses on law, politics, inequality and social change
Franz WerroUniversity of Fribourg/Switzerland/ University of Georgetown/USA; leading participant of the Common Core project
Christine WhiteheadUniversity of Cambridge/UK; economist; has done important comparative work on tenancy and housing systems
Haus in UK

This list is not closed. As the project progresses and further contacts are established, more leading scholars of all disciplines relevant to tenancy and housing issues may be invited to join the advisory body.

In addition, European civil society associations active in social and consumer policy including the European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC), the International Union of Tenants (IUT), The European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing (CECODHAS), The European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA), the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) have been invited to send observers into the advisory body. The IUT has already accepted the invitation and sent an observer to the kick-off meeting.

Aktualisiert von: Antje Kautz