Working Group

The Working Group consists of external scholars, researchers, experts, policy makers, and practitioners who lend their expertise to CELL. This group convenes several times a year.

Fons Coomans

Advisor

Fons Coomans was born in The Hague (The Netherlands) in 1956.He studied political science, especially international relations and international law at the University of Amsterdam. In 1992 he obtained a PhD degree from Maastricht University. His PhD thesis was about the international protection of the right to education as a human right, and was supervised by Prof. van Boven and Prof. Flinterman.

Read more

Sjaak Koenis

Advisor

Sjaak Koenis is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, since 2002. He studied philosophy of science and political philosophy at the University of Groningen and works in Maastricht since 1994.

Read more

Cristina Mancigotti

Advisor

Cristina Mancigotti is a Project Coordinator and Researcher working on evidence-based policy research methods at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology and Maastricht University Graduate School of Governance (UNU-MERIT/MGSoG). She holds an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, with a specialization in Migration Studies. Her Master's thesis, examining the success and impact of non-formal education programs for refugees in Turkey, was awarded the DEMOS grant 2017.

Read more

Mark Routs

Advisor

Mark Routs is a film and documentary-maker based in the Netherlands. Mark has over 20 years of experience in creating media and content for diverse institutions across a wide range of sectors. He specializes in translating complex content into attractive media in the fields of education, healthcare, and finance. Mark has a background in cultural social development. His current interests include exploring the psychological aspects of communication.

Read more

Frank Ubachs

Advisor

Frank Ubachs is a Senior Consultant on conflict and identity, currently involved in projects on prevention of youth extremism and on migration issues. He holds Master degrees in Eastern Christian Studies (Nijmegen University, UC de Louvain) and in Security Studies of the Middle East and Central Asia (University of St Andrews).

Read more

Stein van Oosteren

Advisor

Stein van Oosteren is a Dutch-French national with 15 years of experience in building bridges between governments and experts in the field of security, justice, education, cultural heritage, science, communication and information. As a diplomatic attaché he advised several ambassadors in these fields and represented the Dutch government in numerous intergovernmental meetings and negotiations.

Read more
< The CELL Team Governance >