Comparative public law in Europe
Brexit, Greek crisis, financial crisis, immigrant crisis… The current development of the relationships between the European Union and its Member States triggers a range of social, political and economic questions. Although similar events affect countries across Europe, the reactions to them need to be tailored to the specifics of each state. The legal framework and tools used to respond to these events have to take into account the distinctive features of each state.
These times of crises offer opportunities to reflect on these distinctive features framing the interactions between public bodies, economic actors and non-economic actors when they cooperate to deliver European citizens welfare policies according to suitable standards.
This project seeks to explore how comparative public law can provide lawmakers, administrations, law practitioners etc. with tools to analyse and assess the options available to them.
It will seek proactively to engage with potential users of research based on comparative public law. It hopes to better understand the needs of these potential users and to start a process of mutual understanding.
In the course of the academic year 2016-17, the project will take place around three events: one workshop at the University of Essex, one workshop in Brussels and a conference at the British Academy.
For further details: see here.