Jan Trommer, PhD (EUI) joined Milieu in February 2017 as a legal advisor.
Jan is a German lawyer with expertise in EU internal market law, fundamental rights, data protection, food law and free movement issues. He is also specialized in governance theories and social and economic theories of policy analysis and development. His experience has been obtained through field research and participation in conferences and study groups at the European University Institute and UM.
Prior to joining Milieu, Jan worked as a legal expert for TIPIK on financial regulation and fundamental rights and also as a visiting lecturer at Maastricht University on core EU internal market law matters and European Integration theory. During his stay at the European University Institute as a PhD candidate, Jan co-founded the EU Fundamental Rights Working Group where he obtained knowledge in planning and organizing public events and debates on EU fundamental rights matters. From 2011-2012 Jan was a Research Associate at the EUI where he carried out a study on discrimination based on the grounds of disability and race in EU employment law. He also worked as co-editor and peer-reviewer for academic journals at Maastricht University and the EUI.
Jan holds a PhD in Law and an LL.M in comparative, European and international law from the European University Institute in Florence. Also, he holds a law degree and an LL.M in international law from Maastricht University. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, he took part in exchange programs to the University of Glasgow in Scotland, the Catholic University Lisbon in Portugal and the University College Dublin in Ireland, where he obtained a specialization in governance theory and regulation. In his academic career, Jan received two honorate certificates from Maastricht University and a fully funded PhD scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Bureau (DAAD).
In his doctoral dissertation, Jan wrote about the responsibilisation of private actors in EU internal market law, which provided an enquiry into the instrumentalisation of private actors under new methods for governance. This included in-depth research on: data protection, food law, free movement and discrimination law, fundamental rights and justice affairs, governance theory and socialization theory, law and economics, the transformation of societies and the process of Europeanisation.
Languages: German, English, Italian, French