Partner ProgrammesThe Montesquieu Institute Maastricht and its research fellows contribute to a number of related partner programmes, projects and initiatives at Maastricht University.
Ius Commune Programme on Constitutional Processes
The Ius Commune Research School is a cooperation between the law faculties of the University of Amsterdam, Maastricht University, Utrecht University and Leuven University. Montesquieu Institute research fellows participate in the joint Ius Commune research programme “Constitutional Processes: The Interaction Between the National and the European Dimension”. Read more
European and National Constitutional Law Project
EuNaCon aims to contribute to the academic debate on the European Constitution by going back to the fundamentals of national constitutional law. Its purpose is to analyse and structure common legal constitutional principles across EU Member States and identify constitutional diversity. It is an exercise in 'horizontal' comparative research, while at the same time including elements of EU law, and the complex relationship between national and European constitutional law. Read more
Administrative Governance Programme
The Administrative Governance research programme seeks to study bureaucratic organisations that are established to facilitate trans- and supranational policy coordination and integration. It is strongly motivated by theoretical, empirical and normative-political questions concerning these international secretariats and the officials working within them. Of particular interest are the conditions under which international civil servants are able to exert substantial influence on the content, scope and execution of decisions and policies that formally result from the negotiations among democratically elected political actors. Read more