7 September 2017 | News

Anniek de Ruijter and Daphne van der Pas receive VENI

ACCESS EUROPE affiliates Anniek de Ruijter and Daphne van der Pas have been awarded a prestigious VENI-grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

The awarded VENI's enable these ACCESS EUROPE researchers to carry out the following research proposals during the next three years.

Dr. mr. Anniek de Ruijter
Anniek de Ruijter, Assistant Professor in EU law at the University of Amsterdam, will carry out her research proposal called 'EU Constitutional Order for Responding to Human Health Disasters'. Today, our interconnected world creates significant opportunities for the devastating effects of (deliberate) biological and chemical health threats. The EU is increasingly powerful in warding off these emergencies. This research aims to improve the EU constitutional order for responding to these major health threats. 

Dr. Daphne van der Pas
Daphne van der Pas, postdoctoral researcher at the Political Science department of the University of Amsterdam, will carry out her research proposal called 'Do Female Politicians Talk Differently? Or Do Journalists Hear Different Things?' Female politicians often receive different media coverage from their male colleagues. Why is this? Are journalists making judgements based on gender, or are female politicians presenting a different image to the media? This project studies how male and female politicians present themselves, how the media covers them, and why.