Within the Erasmus School of Law the project is guided by Professor Public Law & Sustainability, Leonie Reins (Public Law & Sustainability) and Professor Martin de Jong of the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity (DoiP). The research consortium is supported by an international advisory committee that will participate in one meeting per year to discuss the progress of V2G‐QUESTS with the team. They will also be asked to provide feedback on the technical reports. Department
The overarching mission of the Department of Law and Markets (L&M) is to develop and deliver cutting-edge, high-quality research and teaching on legal institutions shaping markets and their implications for sustainability and socio-economic justice. The research group specifically studies legal and societal problems generated in the complex dynamics of international, European and domestic laws regulating trade, industry, investment, money, and more generally markets. The focus is on how to make the law in any form socially, environmentally and financially sustainable, how to deal with technological innovation on an inclusive basis and how to combine private and public interests responsibly. Researchers have different profiles, including public law, international and EU law, legal theory, and commercial law, and the Department is keen on multidisciplinary research.
The Department is responsible for a considerable part of the bachelor and master curricula of Erasmus School of Law. Specifically, L&M provides bachelor teaching in, constitutional and administrative law, international and European Union law, jurisprudence, legal philosophy and commercial law. Furthermore, L&M is responsible for 6 Master programmes including in public law, international and European Union law and commercial law. Most of the bachelor teaching is in Dutch, while most of the master teaching is in English.
The successful candidate will also be embedded in the Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity
, an interdisciplinary research centre bringing together scholars in law, business and philosophy and focusing on enabling as many people as possible to benefit from increasing prosperity, whilst minimising the negative consequences. The members of the initiative develop understanding of inclusive prosperity, and expose its drivers. They also show how this knowledge can be used to effectively address contemporary societal challenges in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The combination of academic expertise puts the initiative in an excellent position to study how in a context that is “oriented” by different layers of legislation and (self) regulation, public and private sector actors can interact to leverage inclusive prosperity. How are the benefits of activities distributed and how are the interests of all stakeholders protected? Through which mechanisms and legal institutions is inclusion promoted? What are the epistemologies of injustice and hurdles to transformative change? The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play an important role in the assessment of current situations and contemplation of possible improvements.