Anneli Albi is Professor of European Law at the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK). She obtained her doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence (2003) and her law degree from the University of Tartu in Estonia. Professor Albi is the author of EU Enlargement and the Constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and co-editor of The European Constitution and National Constitutions: Ratification and Beyond (Kluwer, 2006). She was recently awarded a five-year, 1.2 million EUR European Research Council grant, in the framework of which a two-volume edited book The Role of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance (http://www.kent.ac.uk/roleofconstitutions/ ) is published by TMC Asser Press in 2016. In the book, which contains national reports from twenty-seven EU Member States and additionally from Switzerland, leading scholars of constitutional law have been invited to reflect on new challenges regarding constitutional rights and civil liberties, the rule of law, legitimacy, democracy and judicial review/constitutional review at a time when decision-making has increasingly shifted to the transnational level; the results have been synthesised in a comparative report. Amongst a variety of consultancy, Professor Albi has served for several years as an expert to the European Commission’s Gender Equality Network. Further information is available at http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/people/academic/Albi,_Anneli.html.