12 June 2018

Anne Pieter van der Mei appointed professor of European Social Law

Anne Pieter van der Mei, previously associate professor at the Department of International and European Law, was appointed professor of European Social Law on 1 June 2018. The chair is part of the Department of Public Law.


The chair is intended to cover three closely related areas: European social security law, European labour law and European health law. There is a clear need to strengthen the social dimension of the European integration process. At the same time, national labour law, social security law and health law are all increasingly influenced by European law. As European and social law are becoming ever more interwoven, these fields should be approached in an integrated manner – something Professor Van der Mei will do in both his teaching and his research.

He teaches courses on European and social law, and, naturally, the course European Labour Law and Social Security Law. His research will dovetail with that of the Department of Public Law, which is part of the Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL), the Ius Commune Research School and the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM).