Brief description of the legal entity
The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is a young and vibrant institution that has consolidated itself both in the national as in the international sphere as a referent for the study of European Law. It is a member of various prestigious research networks and hosts yearly conferences and seminars where prominent experts meet.
Short profile of the team members
Juan Luis Manfredi Sánchez, the scientist in charge of the Spanish research team, is Senior Lecturer at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and teaches Political Communication and Media Policy. He holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Seville where he also earned two degrees in Journalism and History. His thesis received a Special Distinction at the Blas Infante Prize (best work for Public Administration, 2002), the First Prize in Fundación Autor – SGAE Awards (best work on Communication Studies, 2006) and the First RTVA Prize (best work on Communication Studies, 2006). Dr Manfredi holds an International Executive MBA from the IE Business School and a Masters’ in Media Business Management from the University of Seville. He is a frequent contributor to Cinco Días, a business daily in Spain. He joined the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in 2011. He has several publications, including five books, dealing with public service broadcasting, international communication and strategic communication. For more than 10 years now he has been involved in research on media policy and in particular, the regulation of broadcasting at the national and European levels. In order to advance his work from a comparative perspective, he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Communication and Media Research Institute (Westminster University, 2002), Lessius Mechelen University (2009) and the National Security Archive (George Washington University, 2009).
Position: Senior Lecturer
Tel: +34 969 179 100 (ext.4788)
Fax: +34 969 179 187
Address: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Facultad de Periodismo
Campus universitario, s\n
Saturnina Moreno González is Tax Law Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. She has conducted research through several national publicly funded research projects on European tax law. Her main research interests are public finances, European tax law and international tax law. Public financing of media being a highly controversial issue today in Spain, is also a main area of focus for her. She has been Visiting Scholar and Professor in various European universities, such as Bolonia, Strasbourg, Wien and Amsterdam.
Sara Medina González is Lecturer in Administrative Law at the Spanish Universidad de Educación a Distancia (UNED). She has specialised in media law and, more specifically, in problems concerning free competition and state aids. While publishing widely on various aspects of media law, she has also acted as a consultant to the European Commission on the Revision of the Communication on the application of EU state aid rules to public service broadcasting.
Emilio Guichot Reina is Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Seville (Spain). His main research interests are European administrative law; property, expropriation and non contractual liability; media law and access to information; and data protection law. He has widely published in these topics and has conducted research in various institutions, such as Paris I-La Sorbonne, Paris 8, Munich and Montreal, the European Court of Justice and the European University Institute.
Susana de la Sierra, LL.M. (Bayreuth), Ph.D. (EUI), is Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and Co-ordinator of the Master’s Programme on European Union Law. Her research interests include European and global administrative law, comparative law and media law. She has recently published a book on film law and has widely published on comparative law as a method of European legal integration. She has been Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford and the European University Institute (Florence), and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (New York).