Call for papers “Current and Future Challenges of EU Agencification”


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Call for papers

Early career researchers’ workshop on Current and Future Challenges of EU Agencification

Brussels, 20 November 2017

 

The Young Researchers Platform of the Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARNYRP) aims to bring together early career academics doing research on the agencification of EU executive governance. On 20 November 2017 TARNYRP organizes a workshop. The present call for papers invites young researchers in political science, law, public administration and economics to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the workshop.

The present call for papers invites young researchers in political science, law, public administration and economics to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the workshop.

The organizers welcome submissions addressing present-day challenges which are posed by the continuing agencification of EU executive governance. In particular contributions on:

(i) the role and position of EU agencies in the evolution of EU governance;
(ii) the challenges agencification poses under EU procedural law (role and position of agencies’ Boards of Appeal also in light of the reform of the General Court, agencies’ active locus standi, agencies’ right to intervene in judicial proceedings, etc.);
(iii) the constitutionality of agencification (questions on legal basis, agencies’ powers, agencies’ soft law, proceduralisation of agencies’ decision-making processes, etc.);
(iv) the external dimension to agencification (agencies’ treaty making power, agencies’ participation in international fora, third countries’ participation in EU agencies, agencies’ role in differentiated integration, etc.);
(v) the effectiveness of the agency instrument (agencies’ contribution to a better implementation of EU law, agencies’ relationship with national authorities, etc.);
(vi) the accountability of or political control over EU agencies (vis-à-vis or by national parliaments, the European Parliament, the European Ombudsman, Data Protection Supervisors, etc.)

The workshop, in which also senior TARN members will be involved as discussants, will be opened by a high-level keynote speaker (academic or practitioner).

Practical information:

Submissions

Please send a 500 words abstract of your paper together with a short CV to tarnyrp@gmail.com

Deadline for the call: 30 September 2017.

Authors will be notified of decisions no later than 6 October 2017. If your abstract is selected, a full paper will be due by 10 November 2017. Papers shall be no longer than 5000 words.

Selected papers and some non-selected papers will be proposed for publication in the TARN Working Paper Series. Selected authors will also be asked to summarize their main research findings in a blogpost to be published on TARN Euractive blog.

Travel and accommodation expenses of authors of selected abstracts will be (partially) reimbursed. The organizers strongly encourage the submission of abstracts, since a budget (to be determined) is also provided for authors of non-selected abstracts to attend the workshop and engage in the discussions.

Organizing committee:

Dr. J. Alberti, University of Milan
Dr. M. Chamon, Ghent University
Dr. C. Tovo, University of Bologna