Christine Neuhold is Professor within the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University. Since 1. May 2013 she holds the Special Chair of EU Democratic Governance. As of 1. September 2013 she is the Director of the Graduate School of FASoS, Maastricht University. She is a Political Scientist by training and holds her doctoral degree from the University of Vienna (awarded in 2000). Currently she is Co-coordinator of an Initial Training Network on Dynamics of Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP), financed by the EU (http://www.in-coop.eu). Moreover she is a Member of a research project on National Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty (OPAL), (http://www.opal-europe.org/).