Dion Kramer

M. Phil, LL.M.

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After receiving his Bachelor degrees in European Studies and Law at the University of Amsterdam, Dion Kramer moved to the UK for a research master in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2013. He returned to the University of Amsterdam for an LL.M. in European Union Law where he also worked as a student-assistant in the field of migration law. After completing a research internship at the Clingendael Institute of International Relations, he works as a PhD Candidate at the Vrije Universiteit since February 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gareth Davies (VU) and Dr. Franca van Hooren  (UvA).


I conduct research within the NORFACE funded research project TransJudFare, a collaborative research program between the VU and the universities of Bremen, Copenhagen and Salzburg. TransJudFare explores systematically and comparatively the impact of case law of the European Court of Justice on the national welfare states of the European Union.

Currently I am finishing PhD dissertation on the idea of earned social citizenship as it materialises within the European Union for its mobile citizens. I look from both a doctrinal perspective to the case law of the European Court of Justice and a social science perspective to developments in migration policy, social assistance and study finance entitlement in the Netherlands.

Please visit my ResearchGate profile for a collection of my ongoing work.


Principles European Law, BA Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2015-now)

Economic and Legal Integration of Europe, BA European Studies, University of Amsterdam (2016)

European Union Law, Amsterdam University College (2018-now)

International Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2018-now)

Capstone supervision, Amsterdam University College (2018-now)

Bachelor thesis supervision, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2018-now)


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Education/Academic qualification

European Union Law, Master, University of Amsterdam


International Relations, Master, University of Cambridge


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European Court of Justice Social Sciences
citizen Social Sciences
citizenship Social Sciences
social assistance Social Sciences
freedom of movement Social Sciences
case law Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences
homo economicus Social Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2018

  • 6 Article
  • 4 Online publication or Website
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Working paper

A Right to Reside for the Unemployed Self-Employed: The Case Gusa (C-442/16)

Kramer, D., 10 Jan 2018

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

ECJ Judges read the morning papers. Explaining the turnaround of European citizenship jurisprudence

Blauberger, M., Heindlmaier, A., Kramer, D., Martinsen, D. S., Sampson Thierry, J., Schenk, A. & Werner, B., 3 Oct 2018, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 25, 10, p. 1422-1441 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
European Court of Justice

Responding to free movement: quarantining mobile union citizens in European welfare states

Kramer, D., Sampson Thierry, J. & van Hooren, F., 3 Oct 2018, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 25, 10, p. 1501-1521 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
welfare state
European Court of Justice
social rights

Unieburgers en de Sociale Bijstand

Kramer, D., 13 Sep 2018, De Participatiewet: Een grondrechtenperspectief. Eleveld, A. (ed.). Kluwer

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Open Access

From Worker to Self-Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Homo Economicus and the Freedom of Movement in the European Union

Kramer, D., 30 Oct 2017, In : European Law Journal. p. 172-188 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

homo economicus
freedom of movement