Frederik is a PhD-student at the Europa Institute of the University of Leiden, where his research focuses on the legal feasibility of fiscal integration in the Eurozone. He is part of the research programme ‘The Progression of EU Law: Accommodating Change and Upholding Values’. Frederik graduated from the University of Leiden in 2016 with a LL.M. in European Law (cum laude). Previously, he studied in Germany (University of Hanover) and Finland (University of Lapland). The main motivation for his legal studies is his fascination with the role of law in a societal context – namely how law can serve (societal) justice. Next to his legal research, Frederik is interested in travelling and exploring different cultures.