Francesca Galli is an associate researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht. She has lectured over the years in several institutions, including the University of Maastricht, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Sciences-Po Paris. Francesca’s main area of interest is the relationship between European and national criminal law. Her researches have developed around the shift towards prevention in the fight against terrorism. She has first analysed the broader picture of developments in criminal justice in recent years from a comparative perspective and then brought the analysis of current trends to a European dimension. Her recent works include “The Law on Terrorism : The UK, France and Italy Compared” (2015); “Do labels still matter ? Blurring boundaries between administrative and criminal law. The influence of the EU” (2014); “Approximation of substantive criminal law in the EU: the way forward” (2013) and “EU counter-terrorism offences: What impact on national legislation and case-law?” (2012).