Gabriele Abels is Jean Monnet Chair of Comparative Politics and European Integration at the University of Tubingen, Germany. She is also Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence PRRIDE (Positioning Regions and Regionalism in a Democratic Europe), funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Anna-Lena Hoegenauer is Adjoint de Recherche at the University of Luxembourg. She works on European democracy and multi-level governance. Together with her co-authors she has won the 2016 PADEMIA Award for Outstanding Research in the Field of Parliamentary Democracy and the 2016 European Political Science best article award.