Beatriz Pérez de las Heras

Beatriz Pérez de las Heras Beatriz Pérez de las Heras is Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Chair on European Integration at the University of Deusto (UD).

PhD in Law (UD), she accomplished post-graduate studies at the Centre Européen Universitaire de Nancy (France), where she obtained the DESS and DEA en Droit Communautaire. She was Director of the European Studies Institute at UD from 1996 to 2009, and Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on European Union Law and International Relations from 2013 to 2016. She also served as Vice-Dean for Research and International Relations at Deusto Faculty of Law from 2013 to 2015.

She has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Oregon (2009), Georgetown (2012), Fordham (2013), Boston College (2014) and Florida International University (2016).

She is currently Editor-in- Chief of Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto Journal (indexed in SCOPUS as of 2017, ) and Main Researcher of the “Integración Europea y Derecho Patrimonial” research team. She is author of several books on European legal issues, such as Hacia un Derecho Común en la Unión Europea (Dykinson, 2003) and El Mercado Interior Europeo (Universidad de Deusto, 2008). She is also editor of the book Democratic Legitimacy in the European Union and Global Governance. Building a European Demos (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). She has published numerous papers in scientific journals too. Her current research interests are chiefly focused on the European Union (EU)’s climate change and energy policy, democracy and citizenship in the EU, and the role of the EU as an international actor.

As of September 2019, she is the Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Project “European Union-Asia Pacific Dialogue: promoting European Integration and mutual Knowledge across Continents” (EUNAP).