Mission and activities
The Maastricht Centre for European Law is committed to the study of European law from an interdisciplinary, transnational and multilingual perspective. It seeks to foster cooperation between scholars working in the field of European law who are based in Maastricht and elsewhere.
The activities of the centre include the organization of academic conferences and workshops, the organization of a regular series of lunch seminars and of occasional visiting lectures, the development of externally funded research in areas of interest to the centre, and the supervision and facilitation of doctoral research in cooperation with the Maastricht Graduate School of Law. The scholars of the centre are actively engaged in the teaching offered by Maastricht University, mainly within the bachelor and master programmes of the Faculty of Law, but also in some other, non-legal, study programmes.
The scholars of the centre participate in the Ius Commune Research School and the School of Human Rights Research, both of which are inter-university research consortia coordinated by Maastricht University. The research of the centre is disseminated through the usual channels for publications, and also by means of the Maastricht Working Papers in Law.
The centre benefits from the presence in Maastricht of other groups of scholars in the field of European integration, in particular those based in the Political Science department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and in the European Institute of Public Administration.