PhD researcher Studio Europa Maastricht – UNU-Merrit
Job Zomerplaag is a PhD researcher at Studio Europa Maastricht and the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) whose work addresses the intersection of Europe, sustainability and citizen engagement. His research focuses on the governance of the European Green Deal and, in particular, the role of community initiatives and anchor institutions in sustainability transitions.
Job has an interdisciplinary background with degrees in public policy, urban studies, and communication and media. He also teaches a course on Europe and storytelling at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands).