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Angela Tacea

Angela Tacea

Postdoctoral Researcher, Political Science



Angela Tacea joins the IES as a FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) postdoctoral fellow. She’s also associated researcher at the Center for Europeans studies and comparative politics (CEE), Sciences Po Paris.

Her postdoctoral project, ‘Who wins the legislative battle? Tracing legislative change and policy ideas in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’, conducted in partnership with the VUB’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, aims to understand the balance of powers between the main European institutional actors in context of legislative decision-making in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ).

Her research and teaching interests are broadly in European decision-making process and constitutional law, with special focus on institutional actors and procedure, fundamental rights and justice and home affairs policies, e-government, civic techs and artificial intelligence.

Before joining the VUB, she has been a temporary Lecturer in public law and political science at Université Paris 2 Panthéon- Assas. Angela completed her PhD at Sciences Po Paris (2010-2017). Her dissertation explains how national parliaments contribute to the decision-making process and the defense of human rights and civil liberties in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.

Research Expertise: EU legislative procedure, AFSJ, European Parliament, European Commission, Council of Ministers, EU institution, Neo-institutionalism

Research Methodology: quantitative methods, natural language processing, text mining



Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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1050 Brussels