Economic and political parameters of integration
Enlargement and the future of the EU
Interaction between EU and national administrations
Team Leader: Dr Andreas
Dr Bob Hancké, London School of Economics
Lodge, London School of Economics
Dr Karen Smith, London School of Economics
the years, EPIC trained a host of civil servants, business people and NGO representatives on the fundamentals of the EU project.
In north Cyprus, over 1500 people from governmental agencies but also from civil society attended our courses. In Macedonia,
we worked with the government’s undersecretaries, as well as with officials from the ‘Sector of European Integration’,
and with members of the British Council’s ‘Blue Sky’ network. In Croatia we have been organising regular
conferences on recent EU developments, while also working with new recruits to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with hundreds
of high school students.
EU Law and Legal Harmonisation
Single Market Law
Citizenship and Constitutionalisation
European Arrest Warrant and Policing
Team Leader: Prof Damian
Damian Chalmers is Professor of
European Law at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. One of the world’s leading scholars on EU
law, he has written influential textbooks and has published widely. For EPIC, Damian has worked with the Supreme Court of
North Cyprus, and has given numerous seminars to the legal community in the Republic of Cyprus, in Croatia and in Hungary.
Cohesion and Rural Development
Access to EU funds
Programme Cycle Management
Project and Strategy Development
Cross Border Cooperation
Team Leader: Ian Baker
Ian Baker is the Managing Director of Catalys. He has worked in regional and rural development policy for over
25 years with governmental agencies at local, regional and national level, as well as with NGOs. Since 2010, he has been EPIC's
team leader for our Rural Development project in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Economic Governance and Single Market
Economic and Monetary
Deregulation and Privatisation
Joint Team Leaders:
Dr Bob Hancké and Prof Martin Lodge
Bob Hancké is Reader in European Political Economy at the European
Institute of the London School of Economics. He is an expert on comparative economic performance, labour relations and Economic
and Monetary Union. Martin Lodge also lectures at
the London School of Economics and is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and a member of the LSE’s Centre
for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR).
Single Farm Payment and Cross Compliance
Food Safety and Quality
Influencing the Eu from inside and
Team Leader: Bruce Ross
Ross is the Director of the Brussels-based consultancy Ross Gordon. He is the author of a number of the European Commission's
brochures on agriculture and on trade. Having had practical experience working on farms, Bruce spent eleven years with the
National Farmers' Union of the UK, six of those years in the Union's Brussels office, the last three as Director. For EPIC
he has implemented seminars for ministerial officials in north Cyprus, for the Foreign Ministry of Hungary, as well as for
the Agriculture Ministries in Croatia, as well as Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Citizenship, Youth and Civil Society
Influencing EU politics
Transparency and Accountability
Identity and Democracy
Team Leader: Dr Andreas Staab
Andreas Staab is the Managing Director of EPIC and a former lecturer in European Integration at
the London School of Econocmis. He holds lectureships at the London programmes of several US colleges and universities and
is the author of 'The EU Explained: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact'. Andreas has worked with media associations and journalists
in a host of candidate countries and has implemented a number of youth-oriented programmes in Macedonia, Cyprus and Croatia.
He has also worked with the US-based NGO 'Search for Common Ground' in Skopje.
Low Carbon Economic Development
Green Sector Skills
Team Leader: Graham Waddell
is Head of EaRTH (Environmental and Renewable Technologies Hub); a centre for environment and renewable technologies training
at Bicton College in Devon/UK. He has over ten years experience in energy, sustainability and low carbon economic development
in the public and private sectors. For EPIC, Graham developed and implemented a training programme in Belgrade on EU Energy
Policy for officials working within the national energy ministry, public adminisration and energy utilities across Serbia.
Police and Security
Asylum and Immigration
Terrorism and Corruption
europol, Cepol, Police Chiefs' Task Force
Team Leaders: Klaus Jansen and Friedrich Christian Haas
is the Chairman of the Association of Criminal Investigators in Germany. Prior to the 2007 enlargement, he completed a study
for the European Commission on the state of justice and home affairs in Bulgaria and Romania which was widely reported in
the international media for its critical assessment of these two countries.
Friedrich Christian Haas is Managing Director of Skabe ; a Germany based risk and crisis management consultancy. He
has worked with top-level executives from governmental institutions, NATO, EU and foreign investors in South Eastern
Europe as liaison officer, mediator, senior consultant and senior political advisor. He was also assigned as trainer for intercultural
communication for police and intelligence officers.